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Deputy Director General urges European ministers to help poorer countries cope with challenge
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is an emerging public health threat requiringa globally coordinated effort to counter the risks it poses to food security, FAO Deputy Director-General Helena Semedo said Wednesday.
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Rome workshops focus on tackling and containing animal-borne diseases such as Ebola and MERS
Infectious animal-borne disease threats such as Ebola and the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) are here to stay, and further painful outbreaks are likely to flare up or new disease threats will definitely emerge
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Countries from around the world are showing increased interest in the use of the sterile insect technique (SIT) to suppress the populations of mosquitoes that transmit, among others, the Zika virus. The SIT is among
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Participants call for action to strengthen support to participatory farmer education through FFS
Some 50 experts from 21 countries in West and Central Africa met in Dakar last December for a 5 day regional workshop on Farmer Field Schools. During the workshop participants highlighted that FFS and other participatory
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Despite growing interest in safeguarding biodiversity of livestock and poultry,genetic erosion continues
Livestock keepers and policy makers worldwide are increasingly interested in harnessing animal biodiversity to improve production and food security on a warmer, more crowded planet, according to a new FAO report issued today. The agency
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The symposium takes a multisectoral approach, covering the crop, livestock, forestry and fishery sectors. It also aims to cover the wide spectrum of available biotechnologies, including microbial food fermentation, tissue culture in plants, reproductive technologies
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The world’s highly diverse and dynamic soils provide essential functions and services vital equally to humans and ecosystems. This was the message at the celebration entitled “Achievements and Future Challenges” organised earlier this month by
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An expert consultation organized by the Joint FAO/IAEA Division developed a research project on isotope based techniques for estimation of feed intake in grazing cattle. The project is expected to start in early 2016.
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Organic fertilizers and soil health
Soil is a non-renewable resource crucial for food production and ecosystem stability, thus improving and maintaining soil health and reversing soil degradation is critical to sustainable agriculture. FAO defines soil health as: “The capacity of soil
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FAO issues guidelines on conservation and use of world’s genetic resources for food and agriculture
In the run-up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, FAO has released new guidelines to assist countries in better conserving and sustainably using genetic resources in times of climate change.
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