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    FAO/IAEA International Symposium on Applications of Gene-based Technologies for Improving Animal Production and Health in Developing Countries 2004
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    The symposium was held from 6 to 10 October 2003 in Vienna. One hundred and thirty scientists and decision-makers from 60 Member States participated in the Symposium. A total of 44 oral and 33 poster presentations were made. The programme consisted of opening addresses, an opening session to set the scene and four scientific sessions covering, respectively, animal breeding and genetics; animal health; animal nutrition; and environmental, ethical, safety and regulatory aspects of gene-based techn ologies. There were also three panel discussions. In the opening address session, three distinguished speakers (Werner Burkart, DDG and Head of the Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications, IAEA; Samuel Jutzi, Director, Animal Production and Health Division, FAO; and James Dargie, Director, FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Applications in Food and Agriculture) presented their views. Mr Burkart stressed the importance of the close relationship between FAO and IAEA for enabling the exploitation and deployment of nuclear technologies in food and agriculture. Mr Jutzi stressed the challenges and opportunities faced by animal agriculture globally, and emphasized the importance and nature of specific and general development policy measures for enhancing the impact of gene-based technologies in animal agriculture in developing countries. Mr Dargie emphasized the need for training, technical support and capacity building in developing countries for enabling the application of gene-based tec hnologies in key areas of the livestock sector.
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    International Symposium on Sustainable Animal Production and Health
    Current status and way forward, Vienna, Austria, 28 June to 2 July 2021
    2023
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    The International Symposium on Sustainable Animal Production and Health – Current Status and Way Forward, organized by the Animal Production and Health Section of the Joint FAO/IAEA Centre of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture, found its departing point in these challenges. Within the five days of discussions and debates, the Symposium comprised a panel discussion and eight thematic sessions: a) molecular tools for animal production and health, b) advances in vaccinology, c) emergency preparedness and response, d) zoonotic diseases, COVID-19 and ZODIAC, e) enhancing livestock’s contribution to One Health and the Sustainable Development Goals, f) challenges for better livestock production in the developing world; g) advances in biotechnologies for improving livestock breeding and feeding, h) application of improved technologies for sustainable livestock productivity: the way forward. The symposium, held virtually, was attended by more than 3000 participants and observers from more than 160 countries, as well as by representatives of international organizations including the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). The more than 50 presentations were related to research and development actions for the sustainable improvement of animal production and health, emphasizing the role of nuclear technologies. These presentations were complemented by more than 145 synopses and posters from the participants, which were made available in a Book of Synopses. This publication is a compilation of the contributions emanating from the symposium. It encompasses the three opening speeches of the IAEA Director General, Mr. Rafael Mariano Grossi, the FAO Director General, Mr. Qu Dongyu, and the OIE Director General, Ms. Monique Eloit; and 47 papers from participants and speakers, which have been peer-reviewed by FAO and IAEA colleagues, independent outside experts and the Scientific Committee. The Book of Proceedings provides vital information and evidence on how nuclear and nuclear related techniques can contribute to the development of sustainable livestock production systems, as well as noting the constraints and opportunities for their use in developing countries. The book hopes to serve as guidance for scientists as well as government and institutional policy and decision makers.
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    Monitoring soil-water-nutrient interactions for healthy soils 2016
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    Soil, water and nutrients are vital for life and food security. Isotopic technologies play a crucial role in assessing the impacts of changing weather patterns on soil and agricultural water resources. The Joint Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations/ International Atomic Energy Agency (FAO/IAEA) Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture assists member countries to use nuclear and isotopic techniques to effectively measure real-time changes in soil and water quantit y and nutrient movement, thereby improving farming practices that keeps the soil healthy, save water and nutrients and optimize crop yields.

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