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After more than 20 years of dedicated efforts that included application of the Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) as part of an integrated approach, the Animal and Plant Health Service (SENASA) of Peru has announced the
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Since some Ugandan farmers joined the Farmer Field School in 2006, not only did they eliminate from their fields the Banana Bacterial Wilt disease that threatened their livelihoods, but their life has changed for better.
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New scientific findings published
Ducks, people and rice paddies – rather than chickens – are the major factors behind outbreaks of H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza in Thailand and Viet Nam, and are probably behind outbreak persistence in other
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Virus under control in West Bengal – intensive surveillance required
India is to be commended for its successful efforts to control the recent worst-ever outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza in the state of West Bengal, FAO said today. The agency warned, however, that intensive
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FAO publishes planning guide for nutrition education in primary schools
Educating school children in healthy nutrition is one of the most effective strategies for overcoming malnutrition and chronic diet-related diseases but has been neglected far too long, FAO said today.
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The Nigde-Nevsehir Region in Turkey accounts for more than 1/3 of Turkey’s potato production (1.2 million tons). Sprinkler and basin irrigation systems have been used for potato growing in the past in this light-textured soil
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The Multimedia proceeding DVD of the Forum is now available
The Multimedia Proceeding DVD of the GAIF 2008 contains: the video-recording and power point presentations of all the plenary sessions and the video-recording of the round tables of the Forum, profiling the speakers and panellists;
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Virus remains a global threat – disease control strongly improved
Recent avian influenza outbreaks in 15 countries demonstrate that the H5N1 virus remains a global threat and requires close monitoring and strong control efforts, FAO said today. Since December 2007, Bangladesh, Benin, China, Egypt, Germany,
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In the Hindu-Kush Himalayan (HKH) region of Asia, apple production is a major agricultural activity, and is one of the most important crops. Worth approximately US$500 million/year, and for some farmers, up to 80% of
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FAO will facilitate an “International Symposium on Agroecology for Food Security and Nutrition” from 18th to 19th September to capture recent scientific knowledge and promote open dialogue while showcasing existing experiences and programs on Agroecology. The
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