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A High Level segment (HLS) on the theme Sound Chemicals Management: Relieving the Burden on Public Health is planned for 30-31 October 2008 in FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy. The President to the Fourth Meeting
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Countries to ensure safe feeding for infants and increase vigilance
The World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) are urging affected countries to ensure safe feeding of millions of infants following the ongoing melamine milk crisis in China.
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This Course entitled "Enhancing participation in Codex activities" is the latest supporting material developed by FAO/WHO.
The course explains the organization, management and procedures of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) and its subsidiary bodies. The scientific basis for Codex standards provided by the FAO/WHO program on the provision of scientific advice
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FAO helping regional authorities contain the disease
FAO is helping Morocco deal with an outbreak of peste des petits ruminants (PPR) that threatens to kill millions of sheep and goats and could possibly spread to neighbouring countries. The outbreak has largely affected
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With concerns mounting over issues of food supply, scientists known as plant breeders are accelerating the search for higher yielding crops. They met this week at the IAEA in Vienna to share the latest results
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More than 300 delegates from the 122 Parties to the Rotterdam Convention as well as observers from civil society, the chemical industry and others will gather in FAO Headquarters in Rome from 27 to 31
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The concept of vaccination is a sound one for the prevention of animal disease; fundamentally, it is designed to mimic the development of naturally acquired immunity by inoculation of non pathogenic, highly immunogenic organisms. Vaccines
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Marketing and agribusiness resources
This new CD-ROM brings together many of the publications on agricultural marketing and agribusiness published by FAO since 1990. The publications include training materials for extension workers and for university students, books on agribusiness and
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Brief Analysis of FAO Statistical Data on Pasture and Fodder Crops
According to FAOSTAT the area under Pasture and Fodder Crops has decreased in Africa and South America. Large grassland areas have been destroyed or converted into agricultural land during the last 30 years.
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Medicines and vitamins provided to save 18 000 alpacas
As part of an urgent relief effort FAO’s Peru office has provided 36 800 doses of antiparasitic medicines, antibiotics and vitamins to poor farmers in highland Peru whose livestock are suffering as a result of
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