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Livestock keepers and policy makers worldwide are increasingly interested in harnessing animal biodiversity to improve production and food security on a warmer, more crowded planet, according to a new FAO report issued today. The agency nonetheless warns that many valuable animal breeds continue to be at risk and calls for stronger efforts to use the pool of genetic resources sustainably.
In furthering its objective of building knowledge and capacities, and influencing policy and programmes aimed at promoting smallholder goat and sheep-rearing, SA PPLPP once again brought together a cross-section of stake-holders under one roof on 12 January, 2016
On November 9, 2015, on the occasion of the State Foundation Day, the shepherds of Uttarakhand received a bounty with the launch of Mobile Veterinary Vans under the Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY), a scheme of the Government of India
Small Ruminants Sustain Livelihoods in Rainfed Areas - GoI-SAPPLPP multi-stakeholder consultations on ‘Strengthening Small Ruminant Based Livelihoods’ underscore synergies between livestock and land-based livelihoods
To highlight the significance of this crucial agriculture-animal husbandry linkage among policy makers, and advocate greater budgetary allocation for promotion of small livestock-based rural livelihoods in rainfed regions, the National Livestock Mission, Government of India has facilitated organization of regional workshops around the country, in close collaboration with the South Asia Pro-Poor Livestock Policy Programme, which is funded jointly by the NDDB and FAO of the UN.
By supporting grassroots initiatives to strengthen small-holder livestock rearing, and by providing strategic and evidence based advice to governments (at both the national and the state levels), the project, implemented on the ground by several NGOs, has improved food security and increased income levels in the two states of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.
SEVA (Sustainable – agriculture & Environment Voluntary Action), in collaboration with the Honey Bee Network and the National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources (NBAGR), Karnal invites applications from pastoralists, livestock keepers and organizations, for the sixth edition of the Breed Saviour Awards. The Breed Saviour Awards are sponsored by the National Biodiversity Authority, Chennai, and focus on identification of community led breed conservation practices from India.
Announcing FAO e-conference on ‘Utilization of Food Loss and Waste as well as Non-Food Parts as Livestock Feed’ from 1 to 30 October 2015
FAO invites all the interested participants to join the FAO e-conference titled ‘Utilization of Food Loss and Waste as well as Non-Food Parts as Livestock Feed’ from 1 to 30 October 2015.
Grassroots Women Animal Health Workers Felicitated at the National Workshop on Strengthening Small Ruminant Based Livelihoods
It was a proud and cherished moment, not only for the Pashu Sakhis, but the countless individuals and organisations that are working to promote livestock-integrated rural livelihoods in remote rural areas, without access to veterinary hospitals, dispensaries, or qualified veterinarians in the vicinity.
[Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries (DADF)] [SAPPLPP] [Small Ruminants] [National Workshop on Strengthening Small Ruminant Based Livelihoods] [Livelihoods]
28 October 2014, India - "FAO, a founding partner of SAPPLPP, has launched a global programme for the eradication of the potentially fatal disease Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR) in small ruminants, with a focus on Asia, Middle East and Africa".
18 September 2014, Jaipur, India - The Rajasthan Forum for Goats and Sheep Development (Raj Forum-GSD) held its first meeting of the core group at the offices of ARAVALI, at Patel Bhawan (HCM-RIPA) in Jaipur on September 16, 2014.
[Goats] [State Forum] [Rajasthan] [Sheep] [Livestock Development]