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For years, and especially after the 12 January Earthquake, many institutions have implemented seed relief interventions in Haiti. FAO has participated in June 2010 in the implementation of a Seed System Security Assessment in order
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One Health approach to more efficiently combat new pathogens is gaining strength
Governments could save billions of dollars by stepping up the prevention and control of high impact animal diseases, some of which pose a direct threat to human health, FAO said today.
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The approach of small farmers in Africa
The adoption of sustainable farming practices allows small farmers of cotton in West Africa to increase their yields and incomes, reduce their use of toxic pesticides and protect the environment and their health.These are  the
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Issues and Options
The livestock sector has been undergoing change at an unprecedented pace over the past few decades. The booming demand for animal-source food in the world’s most rapidly growing economies has led to large increases in
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African Agribusiness and Agro-industries Development Initiative
Launched in Abuja, Nigeria, during the High-Level Conference on the Development of Agribusiness and Agro-Industries in Africa (HLCD-3A), the African Agribusiness and Agro-industries Development Initiative (3ADI) aims to facilitate and increase private sector investment flows
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Towns and cities in the world’s developing countries are growing on an unprecedented scale. Ten years ago, an estimated 40 percent of the developing world’s population - or 2 billion people - lived in urban
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Where pesticides are used and stored there is often spillage and environmental contamination. This is particularly true in countries where large volumes of pesticides are used, for example in locust control operations.
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Japan, South Korea suffer outbreaks
FAO today urged heightened international surveillance against foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) following three recent incursions in Japan and South Korea.
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FAO calls for sustained action on H5N1 and emerging infections
Although concerted international action has successfully eliminated the deadly H5N1 avian influenza virus from poultry in almost all the 63 countries it infected at the peak of the world outbreak in 2006, it persists in
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The Way Forward for Sustainable Production Intensification
There are already over 1 billion (about 15% of the human population) people hungry and living in poverty, and 75% of them as well as other less poor but vulnerable people live in rural areas
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