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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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Global conference on biological diversity in Bonn
“Our planet abounds with biological richness and this great diversity is key to face the worst food crisis in modern history,” FAO Assistant Director-General Alexander Müller said. FAO acknowledges the importance of biodiversity to food
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Global plant genetics policy and research unite with emergency operations against lethal crop disease
Just as a system for the world wide exchange of plant genetic resources was made operational by the international community in Rome, farmers in Burundi kicked off a new season, planting cassava free of a
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Prevention and control of contamination
Dioxins are formed as unwanted by-products from a number of human activities including certain industrial processes. In terms of dioxins release into the environment, waste incinerators are often the worst culprits due to incomplete burning.
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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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