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The Soil and Water Management and Crop Nutrient Section in collaboration with the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China Agricultural University and scientists from 12 countries participated in a field campaign recently to evaluate a
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A new AGS publication
Agro-industries for Development highlights the current status and future course for agro-industries and brings attention to the contributions this sector can make to international development. The book includes contributions from agro-industry specialists, academic experts and
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Sometime soon, rinderpest will officially be declared extinct, marking the first time mankind has ever eradicated an animal disease
In animal health circles, it's the equivalent of the Apollo 11 moon landing: some time in the next 18 months, FAO jointly with the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and other partners will officially declare
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The Answer is in the Soil
With just 7% of Tajikistan’s land being suitable for agriculture soil erosion represents a major threat to soil and water resources needed for sustainable development of agricultural production. Through the TC project (Assessment of Soil
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Cassava is an important staple crop and one of the most strategic crops throughout the tropical world. In sub-Saharan Africa, over 100 million people depend on cassava. For these people, the crop is vital for
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FAO concerned as pig disease jumps from southern Russia to the Baltic
The deadly pig disease African Swine Fever (ASF) has jumped 2,000 kilometres from southern Russia to St Petersburg in north-western Russia. The latest outbreak was found near the Baltic city on October 20 confirming the
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More than 70 million people in 15 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa depend on banana for their livelihood and food supply. Their food security is being threatened by the arrival and spread of two devastating banana
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Producing more food will largely depend on increasing crop yields, not farming more land
Boosting agricultural production to the levels needed to feed an expanded world population will require sharply increased public investment in research and development and widespread adoption of new technologies, farming techniques and crop varieties, according
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Dihe is the local name in Chad for an African group of algae that grows in the regions of Kanem and Lake Chad. The harvesting, sale and human consumption practices of dihe are unique in
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Poultry connection strengthens global H1N1 pandemic
The detection of an H1N1 virus in turkeys in Chile raises concern that poultry farms elsewhere in the world could also become infected with the pandemic flu virus currently circulating in humans, FAO said today.
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