Animal Production and Health Commission for Asia and the Pacific (APHCA)

Commission de la production et de la santé animales pour l'Asie, l'Extrême-Orient et le Pacifique Sud-Ouest
Comisión de Producción y Sanidad Pecuarias para Asia, el Lejano Oriente y el Sudoeste del Pacifico

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History

29 Dec 1975, Bangkok (Thailand), within the framework of Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), as Regional Animal Production and Health Commission for Asia, the Far East and the South-West Pacific, by Article XIV of FAO Constitution, following approval of 60th session of FAO Council, 1973, Rome (Italy), (Resolution 1/60). First session June 1976. Agreement amended: 1978 and 1979, at 76th session of FAO Council, Resolution 1/76. Statutes registered in 'UNTS 1/14604'. Current title adopted 1986. Also referred to as FAO Regional Animal Production and Health Commission for Asia and the Pacific (APHCA) -- Commission régionale FAO de la production et de la santé animales pour l'Asie, l'Extrême-Orient et le Pacifique Sud-Ouest -- Comisión Regional de la FAO de Producción y Sanidad Pecuarias para Asia, el Lejano Oriente y el Sudoeste del Pacifico.

Aims

Promote general development and national and international action and technical capacity building in animal husbandry and health problems; build up regional and national livestock programmes based on collective self-reliance and mutual assistance within the region; promote livestock production as an industry and as part of the farming system on the basis of self-reliance at the farm level; improve rural livestock agriculture and resource development through disease eradication, enhanced services and inputs, organizational efficiency, diversification of farm production and rural cooperation; raise nutrition levels and living standards of small farmers and rural communities through the optimal exploitation of potential resources for livestock development; develop livestock as an integral part of agriculture through programmes relevant to Asia's farming systems; in this regard, focus on small farmers and the harmonious integration of crop, livestock, poultry and fish production so as to maximize agricultural production in smallholdings; in general enhance livestock industry and trade so as to bring direct benefit to rural communities and improve their quality of life.

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Activities

Advocacy/lobbying/activism; events/meetings; knowledge management/information dissemination; training/education.

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Languages

English.

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 3 inter-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 19 countries
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Subjects *

  • Health Care
    • Health
  • Agriculture, Fisheries
    • FAO Bodies
    • Farming
    • Animal Husbandry

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 15: Life on Land

UIA Org ID

E9649

Last News Received

1. Jun 2018
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