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Biosecurity for poultry


Biosecurity is crucial and essential for the safe and profitable production of all types of livestock, but poultry is especially at risk for the following reasons

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Major Poultry Health Conference in Mexico


The Mexican Branch of the World Veterinary Poultry Association (WVPA) will be hosting the XVIIth World Veterinary Poultry Congress in Cancun, Mexico on 14 – 18th August 2011.

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Help to improve livestock breeds

Help to improve livestock breeds FOR A COUNTRY which relies on agriculture and livestock production as its economic mainstay, the level of support for the sector from the government leaves a lot to be desired. Since the 1990s, the support has dwindled even as the consumer population in Kenya shot up.


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Liberian Government secures huge investment in palm oil production

THE LIBERIAN GOVERNMENT has announced that it is in the final stages of securing a US$1.6bn Indonesian investment in palm oil production which is expected to create 35,000 jobs. Richard Tolbert, chairman of the country's National Investment Commission, said in a recent interview that the investment, in south-eastern Liberia, will give a major boost to the country's post-conflict economy.

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Genetic map to speed up medicinal plant breeding

PLANT SCIENTISTS AT the University of York, in the UK, have published the first genetic map of the medicinal herb Artemisia annua. The map is being used to accelerate plant breeding of Artemisia and rapidly develop the species into a high-yielding crop.

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