Objective

  • Promote
    • General development and national/international action and technical capacity building in animal husbandry and health problems.
    • Livestock production as an industry and as part of the farming system on the basis of self-reliance at the farm level.
  • Build up
    • Regional and national livestock cooperation based on collective self-reliance and mutual assistance within the region.
  • Improve
    • Rural livestock agriculture and resource development through disease eradication, enhanced services and inputs, organizational efficiency, diversification of farm production and rural cooperation.
  • Raise
    • Nutrition levels and living standards of small farmers and rural communities through the optimal exploitation of potential resources for livestock development.
  • Develop
    • Livestock as an integral part of agriculture through programmes relevant to Asia's farming systems promoting climate-smart livestock production.
    • Focus on small farmers and the harmonious integration of crop, livestock, poultry and fish production so as to maximize agricultural production in smallholdings.
    • Enhance livestock industry and trade so as to bring direct benefit to rural communities and improve their quality of life.