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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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tools for trainers
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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