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Addressing wildlife risks add to urgency of global campaign to eradicate Peste des Petits Ruminants by 2030
The international pledge to eradicate a devastating livestock disease affecting mostly sheep and goats has taken on new urgency in the wake of a mass die-off of a rare Mongolian antelope.
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Genetic improvement of native cattle breeds through radio-immune assay and artificial insemination applications to increase milk production while retaining their adaptability to the local environment and tolerance to diseases, resulting in sustainable improvement of farmers
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According to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Sudan is home to more internally displaced persons than any other country in the world, with nearly 4.3 million people displaced after many years of conflict. The
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The new Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization website provides an overview of Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization (SAM), describes technical aspects and explains FAO’s work in this area.   What is SAM?Sustainable mechanization is a means to an end. Farmers
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From 7 – 18 November, FAO hosted a training-of-trainers on its Pesticide Registration Toolkit. The toolkit is a web based handbook to support countries with limited resources in evaluating pesticides rigorously before they can be
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FAO report surveys risks in livestock production and sketches road map for mitigation
Mounting evidence that food systems may be major conduits of anti-microbial resistance (AMR) point to the need for greater vigilance over the way antibiotics are used on farms.
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By unlocking carbon credit markets, first-of-its-kind methodology looks to boost financing for smallholder farms, green the livestock sector
The dairy sector will soon be able to participate in internationalcarbon credit markets thanks to a new methodology that lets farmers and project designers reliably document how they are reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions -
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Milan Urban Food Policy Pact 2nd annual Mayors Summit and UN Habitat III Conference
In the last few months, sustainable food systems in city regions and urban food security have been at the heart of the discussions, mainly through two major events:  the 2nd annual Mayors Summit of the
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First salvo against plague affecting sheep and goats will focus on high-risk countries, build on 2011 eradication of rinderpest
The ground has been broken on a major international initiative to rid the world of Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) - also known as sheep and goat plague - a highly contagious viral animal disease
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FAO organized the international symposium on “The role of agricultural biotechnologies in sustainable food systems and nutrition” on 15-17 February 2016 at FAO headquarters, Rome. Proceedings of the symposium, edited by J. Ruane, J.D. Dargie
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