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Economic analysis of animal diseases

27 April 2016, Rome. Animal health and economics are closely linked. Economic rationale drives decisions in assessing particular investments which are likely to result in a benefit for society or for a specific stakeholder in the livestock sector, including farmers and communities. A new publication prepared by FAO will contribute to a better understanding of the importance of economic analysis when assessing the impact of a particular animal disease and the social and economic benefits of investment in disease prevention and control [...]

Practical training of wild boar management

Participants to the workshop. Photocredit: ©EuFMDA new workshop on wildlife surveillance organized by EuFMD. A practical training workshop on wildlife surveillance for FMD involving 22 participants from Thrace region and Balkans countries, was held at the beginning of the year. This was one of the first practical workshops of its kind. Participants, in full biosecurity outfits, placed baits and analysed the results. [...]



  • FAO ofrece curso gratuito sobre gestión de emergencias producto de enfermedades animales o especies invasoras de plantas y animales [read more in Spanish]