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FAO, Pakistan’s Specialists Work to Prevent Incursion of Avian Influenza H7N9
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 15:08

AI Workshop

A workshop on Avian Influenza A (H7N9) preparedness planning on April 21-22 at the National Reference Laboratory for Poultry Diseases, Animal Sciences Institute, NARC in Islamabad.

The two-day FAO workshop is helping federal and provincial governments to update their Avian Influenza Contingency Plans in the light of anticipated incursion of new virus of subtype H7N9 circulating in China.  Since 2013, this virus has already claimed the lives of 127 persons.

FAO, USAID Pilots Mechanical Shearing in Balochistan to Increase Wool Exports
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 16:15
Wool Shearing Wool Shearing
FAO's David Doolan explains the new approaches
introduced in Balochistan to Pakistan's Federal Minister
of National Food Security and Research Sikander
Hayat Khan Bosan
Handpieces: Project trainees use mechanical
handpieces to shear the sheep reducing the
time per animal sheared at least six-fold and
producing more marketable wool fiber

FAO’s efforts to modernize the Balochistan wool industry were showcased at the National Agricultural Research Center (NARC) in Islamabad on Monday, April 7.   The demonstration was attended by Federal Minister of National Food Security and Research Sikander Hayat Khan Bosan, representatives of USAID, AusAid, and other donor organizations, NARC officials, and media.

Guests saw a wide range of sheep shearing equipment produced in Balochistan with FAO support: a mobile shearing shed, shearing tools designed for the Balochistan sheep which have lower lanolin content, and a grinder for the maintenance of the shearing equipment.  A group of shearers trained by the FAO Balochistan Agricultural Project demonstrated a comparison between the traditional and mechanical methods of shearing.  The USAID-funded FAO project also acknowledged two shearing instructors from Australia who have been helping Balochistan shearers improve their skills.


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