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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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The FAO Networks on Veterinary Public Health, Zoonoses, Feed & Food Safety have been created to facilitate thematic discussions and collaboration, to disseminate relevant information and to identify issues to be addressed globally or at
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Harmonized seed laws: a key tool to improve farmers’ access to quality seed
Food security requires that farmers have access to good quality seed of a wide diversity of crops and varieties. To achieve that goal, FAO is supporting harmonization of seed rules and regulations in
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The Crop Production and Protection division of FAO is adding to the growing legacy of Farmer Field School (FFS) programmes around the world with the Integrated Production and Pest Management (IPPM)
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