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A herdsman in Central African Republic prepares to vaccinate his flock. ©FAO/Roberto Faidutti

Countries pledge to wipe out sheep and goat plague globally

Worldwide campaign aims for complete eradication of Peste de Petits Ruminants by 2030

"We have a plan, the tools, the science, and the partners," said FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva. "Eradication of PPR is not only within reach, but also in our hands. With OIE, we have agreed to establish a joint secretariat for the implementation to be hosted by FAO." Ministerial delegations, along with more than 300 participants from across the continents, representatives of regional bodies and international organizations, agreed to a plan to control and eradicate PPR drawn up by FAO and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and presented at a meeting organized by the two institutions with the Government of Cote d'Ivoire. [...]


EuFMD Webinars: The way forward

Modelling Network Webinar series

coverThe EuFMD is increasingly using webinars (interactive online seminars) as a tool for disseminating information and networking between colleagues in geographically distant locations. Webinars allow participants to watch and listen to a presentation given over the internet, from their own computer. Interactivity is encouraged [...]



coverWhat are the benefits and drawbacks of products of animal origin in human nutrition? Boitshepo Giyose, nutrition expert at FAO, gives her perspective on this issue [watch the video]