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Rapid spread of African swine fever due to human activities, including “swill feeding”
Following the first-ever detection of African swine fever in Ukraine, FAO is warning that while control measures appear to have temporarily halted the disease's spread, it has established a firm foothold in the Caucasus and
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29 rural enterprises supply demand for bean seed to ensure availability to 296,000 families
Since 2010, twenty-nine small rural enterprises in the business of producing high quality seed have been producing enough bean seed to plant 78,000 hectares, which will make bean grain available to 296,000 families in Costa
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The 3ADI was launched on March 2010 in Abuja, Nigeria, by the African Union Council as the African Agribusiness and Agro-industries Development Initiative. The Abuja Declaration (click here to download) mandates FAO, through the Rural
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FAO/OIE move underpins next steps to ensure the lethal livestock disease remains eradicated for good
FAO and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) are calling on countries to comply with a global moratorium on research that involves working with live rinderpest virus in laboratories.
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Common indicators and guidelines for environmental assessments will lead to shared understanding of environmental impacts, better policymaking
A new FAO-led partnership is looking to improve how the environmental impacts of the livestock industry are measured and assessed, a necessary first step in improving the sustainability of this important food production sector.
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FAO recently organized a workshop in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to address the rabies situation in the country, where decades of conflict make vaccines for dogs and treatment for dog bite victims a
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During its recent 23rd session, the Committee on Agriculture recognized the appropriateness of the Global Agenda of Action’s multi-stakeholder process and thematic priorities to catalyze an accelerated and targeted improvement of livestock sector performance. It
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A previous story described the process of introducing a new technology to DRC from Uganda for the suppression of bacterial banana wilt (or “BXW” as it is known), a disease which was ravaging production in
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Controlling animal movements key to stopping further spread in the region as vaccines remain in short supply
The detection in the Gaza Strip of a new case of a novel strain of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) underscores the importance of maintaining - and intensifying -- international efforts to stop the virus from spreading
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Mobilizing vaccines, strong regional coordinated action crucial
Urgent action is required to control a major outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease and prevent its spread throughout North Africa and the Middle East, which could have serious implications for food security in the region, FAO
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