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16 November 2016, Gasabo district, Rwanda - Munyangeyo Themistocle was exhausted and on the verge of closing his fish farm when he first heard about the FAO-Rwanda project “Support to Enhancing Development of Commercial Aquaculture (EDCA)”. The Mulindi Village farmer ventured into aquaculture in 2013, but he lacked the basic...
15 November 2016, Victoria Falls — Addressing disease issues that are a result of the coexistence of wildlife and livestock is important to the international trade of beef.  Given the importance of both the livestock and wildlife sectors to many countries across the region, Southern Africa has been reevaluating how best to...
11 November 2016, Dakar - Ministers of Health, Livestock, Environment and Agriculture of the ECOWAS countries have pledged to work towards the implementation of a regional One Health strategic framework to improve global health in the region. The Ministers made the commitment in Dakar, in a communiqué adopted at the end...
8 November 2016 - Dakar - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), jointly with WHO, OIE, ECOWAS and WAHO promotes a holistic and multidisciplinary approach to advocate for the much needed One Health initiative in the West African region. For FAO, the One Health approach is a...
7 November 2016, Accra/Dakar – Country-driven agricultural censuses are set to begin shortly in Africa to gather statistics on the agriculture sector. To support the process, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), with the support of the Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l'Analyse Economique (ENSAE), is...