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Partners and collaborations

Collaboration with international organisations and institutions

For FAO and FAO member countries the FAO Reference Centre for Veterinary Public Health is prepared to

  • provide reference laboratory services at its facilities in Berlin;
  • contribute to the improvement of the disease diagnostic capability of national laboratories through training and capacity development, and also by organizing proficiency testing services;
  • share biological materials and associated information to improve the performance and harmonization of reference laboratory services;
  • technical expert services by personal visits to the countries and laboratories requested.

in Germany

  • FAO Reference Centre for Antimicrobial Resistance at Freie Universität Berlin (established in 2019)
  • FAO Reference Centre for Influenza in animals and Newcastle disease at the Friedich-Löffler-Institute (FLI) at Riems
  • Department Biological Safety at the BfR (Federal Institute for Risk Assessment) in Germany
  • FoodBerlin: Collaboration of Universities and Research Institutes in the federal states Berlin and Brandenburg
  • WHO Collaborating Centre for Research & Training for Health at the Human-Animal-Environment Interface, at the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation, Institute of Biometrics, Epidemiology & Information Processing
  • GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit – German Society for International Cooperation)

in Europe

  • Serbia: Institute of Meat Hygiene and Technology, Belgrade
  • The Baltic states: Erasmus Intensive Programme  Project “Veterinary Public Health and Emerging Zoonotic Diseases (VPHealth)"
    Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Finland, Denmark together with University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation & Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen

in South-East Asia


  • International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) at Nairobi (Kenya)