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WPSA Scholarship Awards 2016

The Foundation for Promoting Poultry Science of the Netherlands Branch of the World’s Poultry Science Association has announced that the sixth group of awards will be presented at the XXV World’s Poultry Congress to be organized from September 5-9, 2016 in Beijing, China. The awards are this time made in each of two categories – Education and Research - which form part of the wording on the WPSA logo. An internationally representative committee chosen by the Board of the Foundation for Promoting Poultry Science will decide on recipients. While it is anticipated that one award will be made in each category, this may vary depending on the number and quality of submissions.

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Research Award: Agriculture and Food Security Programme

Please note that all applications must be submitted online.
Deadline; August 6, 2015.

IDRC is one of the world’s leaders in generating new knowledge to meet global challenges. We offer a number of research awards providing a unique opportunity to enhance research skills and gain a fresh perspective on crucial development issues. These one‐year, paid, in‐house programs of training and mentorship allow award holders to pursue their research goals and work in one of IDRC’s dynamic program or division teams.

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Call for applications.

2018 European Poultry Conference

EPC2018The Croatian branch of the WPSA had a very successful year behind, winning in the first ballot and in the second voting cycle in Stavanger, during the EPC 2014.
The preparations for the EPC 2018 already started, and local and international organizing, together with scientific committee will do their best to ensure the diverse and balanced scientific programme that will cover most relevant and up to date scientific topics related to all of the WPSA’s working groups. 
Technical visits will be offered, as well as other social events during the conference. Participation of young poultry experts will be highly encouraged and Youth programme of 3-4 days will be organized in cooperation with universities and poultry producers.

Unique for its impressive medieval forts, churches, monuments and palaces, Dubrovnik is also a modern European city and easily accessible touristic destination with a wide network of transport infrastructure (airport, sea port) and excellent public transportation. Rich cultural heritage and wonderful opportunities to explore the magnificence of the highlands and spectacular scenery of its cost and islands will ensure unforgettable experience to each participant.

In the name of Croatian branch, European Federation of WPSA and entire Croatian poultry community, we extend to you an invitation to visit Croatia and a pearl of Adriatic Sea, Dubrovnik, in 2018, September 17-21, for the 15th EPC.

Dubrovnik is expecting you, with hands wide open in September 2018!

President of Croatian Branch
Prof. Dr. Estella Prukner-Radovcic

Family Poultry Communications (FPC)

Please find here herewith the latest issue of FAMILY POULTRY COMMUNICATIONS (FPC). We are very sorry for the delay in its publication, and we will be doing our best to catch up with next issues of FPC!
Feedback, comments and suggestions are welcome and may please be directed to the FPC Editors, Dr. Jean-Claude Fotsa at <jcfotsa@gmail.com> or <fotsajc1@yahoo.fr> and/or Prof. J. Oluwasola Agbede at <joagbede@yahoo.com>. Thank you.

New website FAO-INFPD

Please be kindly informed that the FAO-INFPD website has been updated and renewed. It is now available in the three official languages of INFPD, English/French/Spanish, under:


The old site, www.fao.org/ag/againfo/themes/en/infpd/home.html, will be taken offline but all relevant information will be available through the new website.

With our warm regards,
E. Fallou Guèye, Ph.D.
INFPD Coordinator

Family Poultry Development
Release of new educational videos

A series of 13 new educational videos for family poultry development have been prepared by FAO based on the training of Associate Poultry Experts that was part of the IFAD-funded project “Smallholder Poultry Development Programme”. The videos are prepared for self study of technical staffs and for use in training sessions. They highlight the general role and situation of family poultry and their contribution to food security, income generation and gender equality; give information about family poultry nutrition and feeding in the different production systems; address topics of poultry health and disease control; and give information about the importance of assessing the economic aspects in family poultry development. They can be accessed at:


WPC 2012 - Proceedings CD

The updated proceedings CD is available here.

New INFPD website

You can visit the new INFPD website here.

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