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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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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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