FARA is participating at the 11th ALive Executive Committee meeting, FAO, Rome 7-10/04/2008. ALive is a global platform aiming to improve the contribution of the African livestock sector to poverty reduction and to promote equitable, safe and sustainable economic growth. As a partnership ALive targets animal health systems to improve veterinary public health and market access for farmers. Specific goals in the livestock sector are:
- Enhancing livestock stakeholders’ participation, donors and partners collaboration, institutional strength and natural resources protection
- Improving the knowledge about the livestock sector, strategies and livestock program formulation
- Promoting regional collaboration/integration, knowledge sharing and dissemination, sub-regional training and capacity building
- Integrating those results into on-going and forthcoming operational programs of ALive partners.