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Strengthening the Livestock Sector in East and Southeast Asian Countries - TCP/RAS/3507









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    Pro-Poor Management of Public Health Risks Associated with Livestock: The Case of Hpai in East and Southeast Asia 2007
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    Transmissible zoonotic pathogens associated with livestock pose a challenge to public health and economic security at local, national and global levels. Thus, the emergence and spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus in East and Southeast Asia has led to massive investments in disease prevention and control, most of which, ironically, were devoted to contingent pandemic planning in OECD countries.
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    Pig Systems, Livelihoods and Poverty in South-East Asia: Current Status, Emerging Issues, and Ways Forward
    Pro-Poor Livestock Policy Initiative: A Living from Livestock
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    Engagement in livestock production is an important income generating activity among agricultural households in rural areas in the developing regions of the world. The rapidly increasing demand for livestock products at the global level, particularly due to increasing populations, increasing per capita incomes, and rapid urbanization in the developing countries, presents opportunities for the rural poor in these countries to participate in and benefit from such growth. On the other hand, in the s upply side of the market, new technologies as well as new organizations in production, processing, procurement and distribution systems have emerged to more efficiently meet not only the larger volumes required but also the increasing demand by consumers for food products quality and safety, apart from complying with public rules and regulations governing the trade in livestock products. Within this environment, there is no automatic link between the engagement in livestock as livelihood source by rural households and the increasing demand for livestock products. Strong market links between livestock producers in the rural areas and the growing markets for livestock products within the economy is a necessary condition for taking advantage of these opportunities for increased incomes by rural livestock keepers.
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    Asian livestock. Challenges, opportunities and the response.
    Proceedings of an international policy forum held in Bangkok, Thailand, 16-17 August 2012
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    Growing populations, rising disposable incomes and progressive urbanization in Asia and the Pacific region have spurred rapid growth in the consumption of animal source foods. The region has generated more than half the gains in global livestock production since the early 1990s and this growth is expected to continue in the foreseeable future. However, the manner of supply growth has also imposed considerable social, health and ecological costs. Signs of resource stress are now becoming visible and are raising new challenges for the food and nutrition security of the poor. There are also growing concerns of real and potential marginalization of small producers in the process, resulting in missed opportunities for supporting rural livelihoods. Climate change, water scarcity, land degradation and increased resource competition for food, feed and fuel production pose major additional challenges for the sector in the long run. The environmental and natural resource implications of livestoc k production have come under intense public scrutiny in recent years and the debate on climate change has been particularly passionate. Similarly, in view of the widespread prevalence of a number of production-limiting and trade-preventing diseases in the region and growing health concerns resulting from zoonotic and food-borne diseases, support for the development of policies and response systems for enhancing food safety and minimizing disease burdens is another area that is receiving growing attention. To discuss these issues, promote collaboration and knowledge exchange among relevant national and international agencies and discover ways of addressing future challenges, FAO and partner organizations convened the Regional Livestock Policy Forum in Bangkok, Thailand from 16 to17 August 2012. This publication provides the proceedings of the forum including technical papers presented. The presentations on good practices were video recorded and the video links are indicated in Annexure 1.

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