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October 14, 2010

Campaign against deadly cattle plague ending

End of field activities sets stage for rinderpest eradication
An ambitious global effort that has brought rinderpest, a deadly cattle plague, to the brink of extinction is ending all field activities, paving the way for official eradication of the disease. It would be the first time in history that humankind has succeeded in wiping out an animal disease in the wild, and only the second time, after smallpox in 1980, that a disease has been eliminated thanks to human efforts. [...]

AGA in Action

FAO and SSAFE join forces for a safer world
FAO and SSAFE work together to enhance the capacity of developing countries to prevent and redress the increasing risks associated with food safety and animal health, and their impact on public health and consumer protection. [...]


The national strategy for sustainable use and development of farm animal genetic resources in the Republic of Armenia
Animal production seriously suffered during the transition period of the 1990s. For this reason, the Government submitted a request for FAO assistance [...]

coverGuide to good farming practices for animal production food safety


coverPAAT Technical and Scientific Series no. 10: Linking sustainable human and animal African trypanosomosis control with rural development strategies
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