African Union - Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources
The African Union– Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) provides leadership in the development of animal resources for Africa. AU-IBAR seeks to combat hunger, reduce poverty and connect African animal products to global markets. AU-IBAR empowers AU States and the Regional Economic Communities (RECs) to expand their investments in all aspects of animal resources. AU-IBAR provides a pool of expertise to the RECs and AU Member States, with a mandate to address the following issues: public and animal health, animal resource management, competitiveness of African animal products, standards and regulation, institutional capacity, knowledge dissemination and emergency management.