Animal Production and Health Commission in Asia and the Pacific

Consumption of milk, eggs, meat varies widely around the world
Governments should promote the benefits of sourcing food from land-based animals but take into account challenges linked to livestock including environmental issues

APHCA MISSION
To enhance the level of nutrition and standard of living of livestock keepers, especially smallholders, livestock value-chain actors, and communities at large through equitable, sustainable and safe livestock sector development.
This is achieved by promoting information-generation and exchange, providing normative guidance and coordinating joint action among members countries and other stakeholders.

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Objectives
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.

Raise

  • Nutrition levels and living standards of small farmers and rural communities through the optimal exploitation of potential resources for livestock development.

Improve

  • Rural livestock agriculture and resource development through disease eradication, enhanced services and inputs, organizational efficiency, diversification of farm production and rural cooperation.

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.

Highlights
Animal health
Livestock transportation and slaughter practices

Practical guidelines for Asia and the Pacific region

factsheet
FAO’s Statistical Yearbook for 2022 goes live

All-in-one tool allows for comprehensive assessment of trends in the world’s agrifood systems

story
Returning to make rural areas in Tunisia flourish

For Mohamed, milk production means carrying on a family legacy

VLC
Virtual Learning Centre for Asia and the Pacific

Using digital solutions to support capacity development initiatives in the region

Events

13/ 11

2023

17/11

2023

14/ 11

2023

17/11

2023

Hybrid Event, 14/11/2023 - 17/11/2023

Background

The establishment of the Animal Production and Health Commission for Asia and the Pacific (APHCA) within the framework of the FAO was initiated by Asian nations at the 5th FAO Regional Conference on Animal Production in 1974. The Commission became operational in December 1975 and today has 18 member countries. It supp...

Multimedia
Voices of livestock and climate change stakeholders in Asia and the Pacific
31/10/2023

This video captures the essence of innovative discussions and transformative initiatives to address the pressing issues of livestock, climate change,...

30/11/2018

The livestock sector is a key contributor to global warming. The world's population is growing, and as a result, we will need to feed more and more people.

Key Publications
Farm biosecurity, slaughtering and restocking- Guidelines for African swine fever (ASF) prevention and control in smallholder pig farming in Asia
05/03/2022

African swine fever (ASF) is a highly fatal infectious disease of domestic and wild pigs of all breeds and ages with no effective vaccine or treatment....

Culling and disposal of pigs in an ASF outbreak- Guidelines for African swine fever (ASF) prevention and control in smallholder pig farming in Asia
10/03/2022

African swine fever (ASF) is a highly fatal infectious disease of domestic and wild pigs of all breeds and ages with no effective vaccine or treatment....

Monitoring and surveillance of ASF - Guidelines for African swine fever (ASF) prevention and control in smallholder pig farming in Asia
15/03/2022

This surveillance guideline provides guidance for government officials in defining surveillance objectives, establishing ASF-related case definitions...

Food Outlook 2022
15/06/2022

Food Outlook is a biannual publication (May/June and November/December) focusing on developments affecting global food and feed markets. The sub-title...