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ReNuAL

Animal Production and Health Laboratory (APHL)

The APHL is part of the Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture and supports Member States in the use of radioisotopes and related technologies for increased animal productivity and for the improvement of animal health. These include adaptive and applied research into genetic improvement of livestock; the development of veterinary diagnostic tools; and disease prevention and control measures for important animal diseases, including those which can be transmitted to humans. The APHL participates in technology transfer through a network of veterinary diagnostic and animal genetics laboratories and in capacity building in Member States through individual and group training.

The benefits of the ReNuAL project

APHL will be equipped and empowered to react better to Member State needs. The modernisation in terms of bio-safety standards, equipment and laboratory space will mean that AHPL will provide an enhanced research and development capacity (to develop tools and SOPs to diagnose a disease before the onset of an outbreak), training capability for adapting and transferring technologies that are needed by Member States for improving livestock productivity, and to cope with new and emerging animal and zoonotic diseases. AHPL will be able to provide a better service to Member States to build enhanced capacities in Member States through training, technical support and diagnostic and control guidance. It will be able to provide an enhanced capability to provide technical services in the areas of molecular epidemiology, veterinary diagnostics, characterization and conservation of livestock biodiversity.


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