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WAAP is a Federation of Societies and Associations around the world. Policy makers and industry representatives are also involved in its activities.

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WAAP was established in 1965, after the success of the 1st World Conference on Animal Production held in Rome in 1963 organised by the European Federation for Animal Science (EAAP) under the patronage of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

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WAAP aims to encourage closer collaboration between the animal production organisations and to bring together scientists, educators, technicians and administrators with the objective of reviewing development concerns on the five continents.

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WAAP represents a federation of nations and regional societies or associations having the same goals. In 1995, seventy-five countries participated directly or indirectly in the WAAP for the promotion of international events or meetings concerning animal agriculture.

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WAAP is an International Non-Governmental Organisation with special consultative status with FAO since 1974.

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WAAP delivered in 1998 the first International Animal Agriculture Awards.

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WAAP organises every five years a World Conference on Animal Production, together with the relevant Organising Committee. The last World Conference took place in Cape Town, 2008.

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WAAP supports and facilitates collaborative activities and exchange between its member societies.

 

The 10th WCAP was held in Cape Town, South Africa from the 22 to 28 November 2008, incorporated the 42nd South African Society for Animal Science Congress and the 5th All-Africa Conference on Animal Production. There were also satellite events that addressed specific themes at various venues

 

The next 11th WCAP will be held in China in 2013 - www.wcap2013.org.
 

 

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