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 A woman farmer displaying chicken eggs collected. ©FAO/Munir Uz Zaman

French Government and FAO invite to reflect on the value of animal source food

Livestock and animal source food play a key role in meeting the challenge of eradicating hunger and malnutrition. A joint initiative of the French government and FAO brought together 50 key stakeholders from civil society, the private sector, research institutions, international organization and the public sector at the French pavilion at Milan expo to exchange views and share information on the role and importance of livestock and livestock products to food security and nutrition. [...]

Games of drones

UAV Technology

The advent of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) brings new possibilities in disease control and surveillance activities on neighbouring farms. The potential for use of drones was trialed during the 21st real time course organized by the European Commission for the Control of foot-and-mouth disease and the the HugginX1 quadricopter was sent out [...]



  • Bulgaria Bulgaria undertakes animal disease outbreak simulation. Exercise aims to keep Foot-and-Mouth disease virtual [...]
  • Cameroun Lutter contre les maladies animales dans les régions de l’Adamaoua et de l’Est du Cameroun suite à l’afflux massif des réfugiés Centrafricains et de leurs animaux [...]
  •  ©FAO/Cortney PriceWest and Central Africa discussed coordination and synergies to contain Avian Influenza [...]
  • Balochistan staff FAO organized livestock trainings for field veterinary staff in Quetta, Balochistan [...]

in action

  • ©FAO/Eric BrumWebinar on rabies prevention and control tools in Asia [...]
  • ©EuFMD Implementation of the FAO-OIE Global Foot-and-Mouth Disease Control Strategy - The 6th West Eurasia Regional Roadmap Meeting [...]