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Since the last rainy season, an upsurge of the Migratory Locust is underway in Madagascar. The food security and livelihood of nearly half a million Malagasy households is threatened. From May 2010 onwards, locust swarms
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But efforts to better manage animal genetic resources still have a long way to go
A growing number of countries are taking steps to catalogue, conserve and better manage the genetic diversity of livestock in order to help safeguard the resilience of the world's food production systems, says an informal
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50 million sheep and goats at risk
A deadly viral disease which broke out in Tanzania earlier this year risks spreading to Southern Africa, posing a mortal threat to more than 50 million sheep and goats in 15 countries, FAO warned today.
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Driven by the need to obtain food self-sufficiency and to increase production of export crops, many Governments have, as part of their agricultural intensification programmes, promoted agricultural production systems that rely heavily on toxic pesticides
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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
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New study assesses global perspectives for smallholder milk production
Making smallholder dairy production more competitive could be a powerful tool for reducing poverty, raising nutrition levels and improving the livelihoods of rural people in many developing countries, FAO said in a new report on
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More than 25 million hectares of cultivated land in the Caucasus and Central Asia (CCA) are potentially threatened by locusts and grasshoppers every year, and infestations have increased by 65 percent since 2006. The three
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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) works diligently to address emergency responses and recovery. Where transmissible and non-transmissible animal and zoonotic diseases occur after disastrous situations, FAO applies its knowledge of
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The member countries of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC), based in AGP, share the common goal of "cooperation between nations in protecting the world’s cultivated and natural plant resources from the spread and introduction
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Urgent need for animal feed to prevent further economic destruction
Millions of livestock have been affected by the floods in Pakistan and are badly in need of food and medicine, FAO said today. Around 200 000 cows, sheep, buffalo, goats and donkeys have already been
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