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New migratory plant pests are raising concerns about their potential impact on livelihoods, food security and global markets. EMPRES has started to address other invasive plant pests, adopting the successful Desert Locust management model to
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Indonesia, Viet Nam and Egypt among major beneficiary countries
The United States will provide an additional $44.4 million in support of FAO's avian influenza control and prevention campaign, FAO announced today. With the new funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID),
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A new Portal for Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (PGRFA) has been substantially enhanced and is now available at www.globalplanofaction.org. As part of the Facilitating Mechanism for the implementation of the Global Plan
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Scientists from around the world are being trained by the Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture (NAFA) to accurately analyse the level of pesticide residue in food produced in their countries.
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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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