Daniela Battaglia is currently Livestock Development Officer in the Animal Production and Health Division of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Within the organization she is responsible, among others, for the activities in support of animal welfare and animal nutrition. Ms. Battaglia holds a M.Sc. in Agricultural Science and another in Tropical Animal Health and Production. Prior to joining the FAO in 2001, Ms. Battaglia worked for nine years for the European Commission, including the Directorate-General Development, Directorate-General External Relations and the Europe-Aid Co-operation Office.