Livestock

At EuroTier 2018, an international trade fair run by the German Agricultural Society (DLG), Kazakhstan and China presented their ambitious plans for enhancing animal production. The targets they have set themselves are…

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Building partnerships for higher sufficiency and efficiency in the dairy and meat sector in Africa was the aim of conference organised by the German-African Business Association in Hanover, Germany.

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Outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) threatens to spread from China to other Asian countries, FAO warns. The ASF virus is a very hardy virus and there is no vaccine available to combat it.

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Today’s agricultural feed cultivation for cattle, pigs and chicken comes with tremendous impacts for the environment. Cultivating feed in industrial facilities instead of on croplands might help to alleviate the critical…

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Ghana reported outbreaks of African swine fever for the first time in 1999. Since 2009, the virus has been penetrating pig stocks year after year. The latest outbreak was confirmed by authorities in the coastal area of…

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The number of livestock in Mongolia has heavily increased. The SDC is supporting the sustainable use of pastureland, to improve animal health and the marketing of livestock products.

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Towards the end of the 10th Berlin Agriculture Ministers Conference, delegates from 69 states as well as representatives of the European Commission and of international organisations committed themselves to responsible…

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In mid-January, the tenth Global Forum for Food and Agriculture was held during the International Green Week in Berlin, Germany. This year, it addressed the issue of making animal husbandry more efficient, responsible…

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A woman farmer in Zimbabwe feeding chickens. Poultry are an important factor for nutrition and economic development in the region. <br/> Photo: © FAO/Desmond Kwande
Livestock

The recent outbreaks of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Southern Africa are threatening the livelihood and food security status of millions of families in the region, warns the Food and Agriculture Organization of…

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Researchers at the University of Hohenheim are developing solar-powered milk cooling for smallholders in Africa and strategic feeding for dairy cattle in Tunisia and Kenya. The projects are part of the “One World, No…

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