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  • State of Food and Agriculture 2009: Livestock in the balance

    State of Food and Agriculture 2009: Livestock in the balance

    The livestock sector is transforming rapidly in response to shifts in the global economy and changing societal expectations. Society expects the livestock sector to provide safe and plentiful food and fibre for growing urban populations, livelihoods for more than a billion poor producers and traders as well as global public goods related to food security, environmental sustainability and animal-borne diseases. However, the rapid pace of

  • Capacity building to implement good animal welfare practices. Report of the FAO Expert Meeting - FAO Headquarters (Rome) - 30 September - 3 October 2

    Capacity building to implement good animal welfare practices. Report of the FAO Expert Meeting - FAO Headquarters (Rome) - 30 September - 3 October 2

    Animal welfare is recognized as highly relevant to success in international development. It is integral to programmes to improve animal health, to develop livestock productions, to respond to natural disasters where animals are involved, and to improve the fit between the genetic constitution of animals and the environments in which they are kept. FAO has therefore decided to give more explicit and strategic attention to animal welfare and to ...

  • Livestock keepers. Guardians of biodiversity

    Livestock keepers. Guardians of biodiversity

    FAO Animal Production and Health Papers # 167Smallholder farmers and pastoralists fulfill an invaluable yet undervalued role in conserving biodiversity. They act as guardians of locally adapted livestock breeds that can make use of even marginal environments under tough climatic conditions and therefore are a crucial resource for food security. But in addition, by sustaining animals on natural vegetation and as part of local ecosystems,

  • Preparation of national strategies and action plans for animal genetic resources

    Preparation of national strategies and action plans for animal genetic resources

    FAO Animal Production and Health Guidelines No.2These guidelines were prepared to support countries in the implementation of the Global Plan of Action for Animal Genetic Resources, the first international agreed framework for the management of biodiversity in the livestock sector, adopted in 2007. Preparing and implementing a national strategy and action plan will enable countries to translate the Global Plan of Action into an effective

  • State of Food and Agriculture 2009. Towards a responsible livestock future (Arabic version)

    State of Food and Agriculture 2009. Towards a responsible livestock future (Arabic version)

    The livestock sector is transforming rapidly in response to shifts in the global economy and changing societal expectations. Society expects the livestock sector to provide safe and plentiful food and fibre for growing urban populations, livelihoods for more than a billion poor producers and traders as well as global public goods related to food security, environmental sustainability and animal-borne diseases. But the rapid pace of change has ...

  • State of Food and Agriculture 2009. Towards a responsible livestock future (Chinese version)

    State of Food and Agriculture 2009. Towards a responsible livestock future (Chinese version)

    The livestock sector is transforming rapidly in response to shifts in the global economy and changing societal expectations. Society expects the livestock sector to provide safe and plentiful food and fibre for growing urban populations, livelihoods for more than a billion poor producers and traders as well as global public goods related to food security, environmental sustainability and animal-borne diseases. But the rapid pace of change has ...

  • State of Food and Agriculture 2009. Towards a responsible livestock future (Russian version)

    State of Food and Agriculture 2009. Towards a responsible livestock future (Russian version)

    The livestock sector is transforming rapidly in response to shifts in the global economy and changing societal expectations. Society expects the livestock sector to provide safe and plentiful food and fibre for growing urban populations, livelihoods for more than a billion poor producers and traders as well as global public goods related to food security, environmental sustainability and animal-borne diseases. But the rapid pace of change has ...

  • Aquaculture development. 2. Health Management for responsible movement of live aquatic animals (En)

    Aquaculture development. 2. Health Management for responsible movement of live aquatic animals (En)

    Series: FAO Technical Guidelines for Responsible FisheriesThese technical guidelines have been developed to support sections of FAO's Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries addressing responsible fisheries management (Article 7), aquaculture development (Article 9), international trade (Article 11) and fisheries research (Article 12). The objective of these guidelines is to assist countries in reducing the risk of introduction and sp

  • Livestock and aquaculture insurance in developing countries (En)

    Livestock and aquaculture insurance in developing countries (En)

    Series: FAO Agricultural Services BulletinsLivestock and aquaculture insurance have received less attention than crop insurance in risk management strategies being considered in recent years. This publication is intended as a contribution to redressing this imbalance. It briefly introduces the role of insurance as a risk management mechanism in livestock and aquaculture enterprises. It aims at setting the scene, and explores with the re

  • Preparing for highly pathogenic avian influenza (En)

    Preparing for highly pathogenic avian influenza (En)

    Series: FAO Animal Production and Health ManualsHighly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) represents a threat to poultry industries worldwide and to people's livelihoods, and a potential threat to human health. The international community has vested interest in minimizing the spread of this disease. Countries may be under threat of introduction of avian influenza through exposure of poultry to wild birds, especially waterfowl. They may a

  • Animal welfare and the intensification of animal production. An alternative interpretation (English)

    Animal welfare and the intensification of animal production. An alternative interpretation (English)

    Series: FAO Readings in EthicsThis essay explores key features of the intensification of animal production in relation to animal welfare and animal ethics. It looks at some traditional ethical ideas about animal care in order to help explain why the intensification of animal production has become such a prominent social and ethical issue. It suggests that some of the standard claims made by critics of intensive animal production are ser

  • Conservation and development interventions at the wildlife/livestock interface

    Conservation and development interventions at the wildlife/livestock interface

    During a forum held at the Vth IUCN World Parks Congress in South Africa in 2003, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the IUCN SSC Veterinary and Southern Africa Sustainable Use Specialist Groups (VSG and SASUSG) brought together nearly 80 experts from Africa and beyond to develop ways to tackle the immense health-related conservation and development challenges at the wildlife/domestic animal/human interface facing East and Southern ...

  • Dynamics of sanitary and technical requirements assisting the poor to cope, (The). Expert Consultation, Rome, 22-24 June 2004 (English)

    Dynamics of sanitary and technical requirements assisting the poor to cope, (The). Expert Consultation, Rome, 22-24 June 2004 (English)

    Series: FAO Animal Production and Health ProceedingsThe objective of the consultation was to provide advice to FAO and Member Governments on the impact of sanitary and phytosanitary standards on domestic livestock markets, and in particular to consider impacts on the poor who participate in livestock food chains, and the extent to which their concerns are being addressed. This publication describes the conclusions of the experts and obs

  • Livestock Report 2006 (En)

    Livestock Report 2006 (En)

    The 2006 Livestock Report Highlights critical issues that arise from the globalisation of the Livestock sector. It is the first of a series that aims to stimulate broad debate, and to this end it covers a wide spectrum of topics. Five papers take a global perspective on various topics (including the management of transboundary animal diseases, the future of small-scale dairying, animal genetic resources...) and one takes a snapshot of t

  • Preparedness and response to aquatic animal health emergencies in Asia: guidelines (English)

    Preparedness and response to aquatic animal health emergencies in Asia: guidelines (English)

    Series: FAO Fisheries Technical PapersThis document provides guidance to assist developing countries in improving national emergency preparedness in order to maximize the efficiency of response to serious outbreaks of aquatic animal diseases. This is a product of a joint FAO, Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific (NACA) and WorldFish Center (WFC) Regional Workshop held in Jakarta, Indonesia, from 21 to 23 September 2004. The wo

  • Regional Workshop on Preparedness and Response to Aquatic Animal Health Emergencies in Asia. 21-23 September, Jakarta, Indonesia (English)

    Regional Workshop on Preparedness and Response to Aquatic Animal Health Emergencies in Asia. 21-23 September, Jakarta, Indonesia (English)

    Series: FAO Fisheries ProceedingsThe Workshop focused on emergency planning and responses to serious outbreaks of aquatic animal diseases in Asia. These proceedings include all the papers presented, group reports and resulting recommendations. The workshop was organized jointly by FAO, the Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific and the WorldFish Center and was hosted by the Government of Indonesia, Ministry of Marine Affairs and

  • Surveillance and zoning for aquatic animal diseases (En)

    Surveillance and zoning for aquatic animal diseases (En)

    Series: FAO Fisheries Technical PapersThis document provides recommendations for surveillance and zoning that will be useful for designing national programmes aimed at reducing the risks of diseases resulting from transfers of live aquatic animals. It contains the collective expert opinion and recommendations made during an expert consultation, jointly organized by FAO, the Federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the World

  • Economic guidelines for strategic planning of tsetse and trypanosomiasis control in West Africa (En)

    Economic guidelines for strategic planning of tsetse and trypanosomiasis control in West Africa (En)

    Series: PAAT Technical and Scientific SeriesThe presence of tsetse and trypanosomiasis (T&T) in vast areas of sub-Saharan Africa is a major constraint to livestock-agricultural development. However, the impact of the disease varies within and between countries, regions and agro-ecological zones. Therefore, prior to any intervention it is essential to evaluate the profitability of different approaches towards controlling the vector and/o

  • Guidelines for coordinated human and animal brucellosis surveillance (En)

    Guidelines for coordinated human and animal brucellosis surveillance (En)

    Series: FAO Animal Production and Health PapersBrucellosis is still a major disease problem in the Mediterranean region, western Asia, parts of Africa and Latin America. Reduction in human brucellosis cases is a good indicator of successful progress in the control of animal brucellosis. The zoonotic significance of brucellosis therefore requires concerted efforts for control through intersectoral collaboration between ministries of agri