To further provide and coordinate efficiently with member countries and stakeholders, EAHMI Philippines also the regional base of the Sub-regional Environmental Animal Health Management Initiative for Enhanced Smallholder Production in South-East Asia (GCP/RAS/244/ITA) underwent renovation of its office on August 2012.
The renovated building now has more workstations and better working environment which can accommodate secondees and trainees on Database Management and GIS applications from EAHMI member countries as well as staff from the Philippine veterinary services regional and provincial level.
The Bureau of Animal Industry in collaboration with EAHMI Philippines conducted a Regional Assessment and 2012 Strategic Planning Workshop for the Philippine Animal Health Information System (Phil-AHIS) in Golden Peak Hotel, Cebu City on 13rd to 15th of March 2012.
The workshop was held to discuss the following: issues and concerns regarding data collection, ensuring data quality, and review the feedback mechanism of Phil-AHIS for disease intervention; formulate an effective and efficient strategic program of activities; present the plan and directions of Phil-AHIS development which includes the Phil-AHIS web portal for data
EAHMI organized a workshop to present the findings and result of the study entitled Study on the Epidemiology including Ecological Factors of Fasciolosis (liverfluke) and the Recommended Snail Control of Fasciola Spp Infection in Nueva Ecijaâ€ and come up with recommendations for control of fasciolosis in smallholder production on 20 March 2012 at the Philippine Carabao Center (PCC), Science City of Munoz, Nueva Ecija, Philippines.
The workshop was attended by staff from the Provincial Veterinary Office and City Veterinary Offices of Nueva Ecija, Department of Agriculture Regional Field Unit III, Department of Agriculture Regional Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory III, Central Luzon State University College of Veterinary Science and Medicine, PCC and Bureau of Animal Industry.
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Ambassador of Goodwill Mr. Carl Lewis and FAO Assistant Director General and Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific (RAP) Mr. Hiroyuki Konuma visited the Environmental Animal Health Management Initiative (EAHMI) project management office at Bureau of Animal Industry, Quezon City on 11 April 2012.
The visit was intended to meet with FAO projects and counterparts in line with Lewis active involvement in the global efforts to reinforce awareness on the need for strengthened partnerships and innovative solutions for water and food security.
The Applied Veterinary Epidemiology Training (AVET) Program recently culminated with the training on Quantum Geographical Information System training, the 3rd and last module of the 4th AVET. The 5-day training was held at the Joya Lofts and Towers, Rockwell Center, Makati City, Philippines from 23 to 27 May.
Module 3 on QGIS is a joint activity of TCP/RAS/3215 Assistance on Diagnosis and Management of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) and other Swine Diseases to Improve Swine Health Status in Selected Countries and the Environmental Animal Health Management Initiative for Enhanced Smallholder Production in Southeast Asia (GCP/RAS/244/ITA). The training aims to equip participants with the necessary
CANDABA, Pampanga. The number of birds flying south to important wintering grounds in the Philippines has fallen sharply this year, with experts saying the dramatic demise of wetlands and hunting are to blame.
Despite some harsh, cold weather across the Eurasian landmass, some waterbirds that usually migrate in huge flocks to the tropical islands have been completely absent, said Philippine-based Danish ornithologist Arne Jensen.
1.1 Sectoral Policy The Philippines has passed the Agriculture and Fisheries Modernization Act (AFMA), aimed at strengthening the agriculture and fishery sectors, through modernization, greater participation of small-holders, food security and food self-sufficiency, private sector participation and people empowerment.