Federation of Veterinarians of Europe
FAO Gateway to Farm Animal Welfare
FAO Gateway to Farm Animal Welfare

FVE has reported earlier on the FAO initiative on 'Capacity Building to Implement Good Animal Welfare Practices' (see FVE News January 27, 2009). As a result of this initiative FAO has now launched a new internet portal on farm animal welfare.

This portal will serve as an information platform for individuals and organisations searching for the latest information about the welfare of farm animals.
FAO identified that "Education, communication and capacity building are the key elements to promote the implementation of international standards and good practices on animal welfare." Therefore the online access to the latest information is supposed to help developing countries to improve livestock management as well as to devlop agribusinesses and open new opportunities for trade. For more information: LINK