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Worldwide campaign aims for complete eradication of Peste de Petits Ruminants by 2030
High-level authorities from 15 countries pledged on Thursday to collaborate on a global plan to wipe out forever the devasting animal disease known as ‘Peste des petits ruminants' by 2030, a lethal plague for goats
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15-year campaign to wipe out sheep and goat plague to be launched
The world can definitively stamp out a plague that devastates sheep and goats, freeing hundreds of millions of rural families from one of the major risks to their food security and livelihood.
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Unsafe and poor quality animal feed can put human and animal health at risk. Various contaminants can find their way into feed, and subsequently into animal products. Production of safe and quality feed and its
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World Health Day 2015 shines light on food safety
Wherever you are in the world, the food you eat has had to travel to your plate. Whether the journey is short or long, there are dangers that it won’t arrive safely and when you
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Innovative partnership operational in five countries
10 March 2015, Rome - An innovative partnership spanning five African countries is providing important lessons on how governments can procure food for public institutions, such as schools, directly from small-scale family farmers. Modelled on
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The Rotterdam Convention, with its normative work related to international trade of hazardous pesticides, plays a key role for the achievement of food security and poverty reduction since it contributes to increased sustainable agricultural production
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FAO and SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics team up to develop high tech tools to fight bird flu and other infectious diseases
FAO has chosen the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics as a designated reference centre to expand its access to state-of the-art technology in combating dangerous viral infections, including avian influenza and foot-and-mouth disease, in farm
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Fusarium wilt disease, caused by the fungus Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubense (Foc), is among the most destructive diseases of banana. A new race of the fungus known as Tropical Race 4 (TR4) has been affecting
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Patenting activity in the field of animal genetic resources is increasingly focused on medical and pharmaceutical markets, rather than products for human consumption, according to a study presented presented during the 8th session of the
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Developing solutions for sustainable agriculture and food systems
Across the Agriculture and Consumer Protection Department in 2014, many major events and accomplishments contributed to the search for sustainable agriculture and food systems. It was the year of agroecology, an emerging set of practices that
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