Regional Office

Animal Health and Production

Working in close coordination with the Animal Production and Health Division (AGA) at FAO Headquarters:

  • assists and coordinates a multi-disciplinary programme to promote new developments of the livestock sector in countries of the region;
  • cooperates in formulation of livestock development policies with special emphasis on restructuring, modernization or revitalization of the livestock sector;
  • supports capacity building in animal production and health services;
  • analyses the economic and technical constraints to developing sustainable systems of animal production and associated animal products processing industries;
  • assists in the formulation of integrated livestock development projects and advises on all aspects from production to consumption;
  • cooperates with all relevant institutions and NGOs active in the region, in particular the European Association for Animal Production;
  • promotes the organization of, and participates in technical meetings with livestock research and educational institutions involved in the livestock sector;
  • assists in the identification and formulation of technical assistance programmes and projects and provides technical backstopping to the implementation of such projects;


Animal Production and Health Officer: Andriy ROZSTALNYY


65th European Federation of Animal Science conference and meetings with the European Regional Focal Point for Animal Genetic Resources

logoFrom the 25th to 29th of August, 2014 the annual meeting of European Federation of Animal Science (EAAP) has been held in Copenhagen. The main theme of the meeting was “Quality in Animal Production” dealing with product quality as well as resource efficiency, sustainability, animal welfare and agro-ecology. The program covered various thematic topics, such as animal genetics, animal nutrition, animal management and health and animal physiology and also cattle, sheep and goat, pig and horse production and livestock farming systems.

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