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Exchange Workshop of Pan African Parliamentarians on Livestock policy and pastoralism in Africa

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12th-16th November 2013
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

 

© 2013 AU-IBAR. Opening ceremony of Exchange Workshop of Pan African Parliamentarians on Livestock policy and pastoralism in Africa© 2013 AU-IBAR. Opening ceremony of Exchange Workshop of Pan African Parliamentarians on Livestock policy and pastoralism in AfricaAn Exchange workshop on livestock policy and pastoralism in Africa was organized by the African Union Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR), from 12th to 16th November 2013 for Members of the Pan African Parliament of the African Union.

This Exchange Workshop was organized within the framework of the on-going collaboration between the Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture of the African Union Commission and the Committee on Rural Economy, Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment of the Pan African Parliament (PAP).

The objectives of the workshop were to:

    • Raise awareness of the Parliamentarians on the need for policy and institutional reforms in the livestock sector so as to realize the full potential of the livestock sector for food and nutritional security, poverty reduction and economic development on the continent.
    • Share experiences on policy and institutional frameworks governing livestock mobility and transhumance.
    • Discuss and agree on the role of the Parliamentarians in enhancing governance on natural resources use and regional trade in livestock and livestock products.

The meeting was attended by 27 parliamentarians from the PAP, 15 Parliamentarians from the National Assembly of Burkina Faso, and 40 Experts from Burkina Faso, IGAD, CORAF, IUCN, PAP and AU-IBAR, on issues related to pastoral development and livestock mobility.

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World Rabies Day 2013 Joint Communiqué

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Dear Chief Veterinary Officer / OIE Delegate,It's this easy to pick up rabies

September 28 is World Rabies Day

World Rabies Day is an opportunity for people around the world to unite in rabies prevention. Every year hundneds of thousands of people take part in local, regional, and national as well as international events, all organised to raise awareness about and/or prevent the spread of rabies. The individual events themselves vary enormously, from educating village elders in remote areas to national media campaigns, from sponsored runs to mass dog vaccinations http://rabiesalliance.org/world-rabies-day/

World Rabies Day is also an opportunity for national Veterinary Services in Africa to foster a positive public image through their advocacy to eliminate one of the most lethal zoonoses known to mankind, and one which is perfectly preventable...at the animal source !