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Design & implementation of projects

In support of FAO’s Member countries, the Animal Production and Health Division (AGA) designs and implements specific projects at country, regional and global levels. Funding for these projects can be provided directly by FAO or by donors through bi-lateral or multilateral agreements. Project formulation and implementation by AGA is done in close association with the Technical Cooperation Programme (TCP), the Special Programme for Food Security (SPFS), or the Field Programme Development Service (TCAP).


Most projects designed and / or implemented by AGA are demand driven, for example: responding to livestock emergencies or addressing a specific technical issue upon request by a Member country. AGA may assist by undertaking feasibility studies, by providing technical support to projects implemented by other agencies, or by implementing projects through FAO’s Technical Cooperation Programme.


In addition to demand-driven projects, AGA develops project proposals on topics it considers relevant, for which it seeks funding by the donor community. Presently AGA is implementing two large donor-funded projects in support of its core mandate: (1) the Livestock, Environment and Development (LEAD) Initiative, a multi-donor project which focuses on the assessment and mitigation of the environmental impacts of the rapidly growing global livestock sector and (2) the Pro-Poor Livestock Policy Initiative (PPLPI) promoting livestock policy making for poverty reduction, with ‘subsidiary’ projects in sub-Saharan Africa (the IGAD-based Horn-of-Africa Livestock Policy Initiative initiated in late 2005) and in Asia (the South Asia Pro-Poor Livestock Policy Programme initiated in 2006).