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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 ...

  • Epidemiological surveillance in animal health

    Epidemiological surveillance in animal health

    This book is the result of collaboration among epidemiological surveillance specialists at all the operational echelons of an epidemiological surveillance network: organisation, training, data management and evaluation. The coordinators of various networks contributed their valuable experience to this practical guide. Part one provides readers with all the methodological elements they need to help create, operate and evaluate an epidemiological ...

  • 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

  • Preparing for highly pathogenic avian influenza - revised edition

    Preparing for highly pathogenic avian influenza - revised edition

    FAO Animal Production and Health Manuals # 3Highly 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 a vested interest in minimizing the spread of this disease. Countries may be under threat of introduction of HPAI through unregulated poultry trade and marketing practices and, on rare occasions, exposu

  • Regional Commission for Fisheries. Report of the Regional Technical Workshop on Aquatic Animal Health. Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 6-10 April 200

    Regional Commission for Fisheries. Report of the Regional Technical Workshop on Aquatic Animal Health. Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 6-10 April 200

    The workshop, attended by delegates from Bahrain, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar and United Arab Emirates, presented the results and analysis of a performance survey, prepared and finalized a proposal for a regional programme for improving aquatic animal health, and created awareness and initiated capacity building on basic concepts and emerging issues.

  • 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 ...

  • Development of an analytical tool to assess national Biosecurity legislation (En)

    Development of an analytical tool to assess national Biosecurity legislation (En)

    Series: FAO Legislative StudiesBiosecurity aims to facilitate the implementation of international obligations related to international trade and the protection of human, animal and plant life and health as well as the environment. It looks at the coordination of sectoral regulatory authorities in order to manage biological risks for food and agriculture in an efficient and holistic manner. Upgraded legislation is needed to align nationa

  • 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

  • Lessons learned from conflict managment work in the Karimojong Cluster

    Lessons learned from conflict managment work in the Karimojong Cluster

    This paper documents the changes that have taken place during the lifetime of the conflict management work in the Karamojong Cluster undertaken by the Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU/IBAR), a specialised technical agency of the African Union’s Directorate for Rural Economy and Agriculture. Its mandate is to support and improve animal health and production in the continent of Africa.In publishing this review, AU/IBAR hopes to ...

  • 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