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While FAO recognizes that genetic engineering has the potential to help increase production and productivity in agriculture, forestry and fisheries, FAO is also mindful of concerns about the potential risks posed by certain aspects of
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In cooperation with the Government of Ethiopia, FAO introduced a parastitic wasp to control a fast-spreading aphid pest infestation threatening to destroy cypress tree plantations in parts of North Western and South Western Ethiopia. The death
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Aims to bring disease under progressive global control
A major offensive aimed at bringing Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) under global control has been launched by FAO and the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). The initiative, presented and supported at a
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The role of new plant varieties and high quality seed
FAO will be the host of the second the 2nd World Seed Conference whose theme is “Responding to the challenges of the changing world: The role of new plant varieties and high quality
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After 6 years of work by more than 300 researchers from 25 countries and $53 million in funding, the cow genome has arrived. Sequencing of the bovine genome provides new information about mammalian evolution as
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Statement of the Intergovernmental Group on Meat and Dairy Products
FAO’s Intergovernmental Group on Meat and Dairy Products has recommended that countries should coordinate their livestock policies and practices to help the sector achieve its full potential in mitigating climate change.
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The plant genetic diversity is the biological basis of food security and supports the livelihoods of every person on Earth. The conservation and sustainable use of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture (PGRFA) is
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One-stop shop for policy-makers, farmers, scientists and animal welfare organizations
A new internet portal has been launched today by FAO that will serve as a one-stop-shop for individuals and organizations searching for the latest information about the welfare of livestock.
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LEGS to help save livelihoods as well as lives
Following the disastrous 2005 earthquake in Pakistan, several humanitarian organizations came forward to help households who had lost their livestock to rebuild herds and flocks by providing replacement animals
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The Third Session of the Governing Body of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture will bring together in Tunis, from 1 to 5 June 2009, more than 300 participants to
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