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International task force concerned over declining support for H5N1 monitoring, despite disease persistence and spread
An international team of experts has warned that while more is known today about the role of wild birds in the spread of the highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza virus than ever before, significant information
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Government officials and international experts from more than 30 countries of all world regions stress the role of the FAO International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (the Treaty) as a central
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FAO report analyzes the rapidly changing global livestock production
Urgent investments, major agricultural research efforts and robust governance are required to ensure that the world's livestock sector responds to a growing demand for animal products and at the same time contributes to poverty reduction,
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Indiscriminate use of pesticides is of high concern to many governments in Asia as it poses risks to crop production, farmers, the environment, food safety and government plans to intensify agricultural production and develop export
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21 000 families at risk of food insecurity and poverty
Extreme winter weather in Mongolia, with temperatures plunging to -50°C, have killed 1.7 million head of livestock and placed 21 000 herder families at risk of hunger. FAO is appealing for some $6 million dollars
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FAO is partnering with Oregon State University (OSU) to deploy new technology in West Africa for monitoring pesticides in surface and ground waters. The “passive sampling device” (PSD) uses an artificial membrane suspended within a
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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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