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Every day more than 800 transfers of seeds on average are made worldwide for research, training and breeding purposes within the global gene pool of FAO’s International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and
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Indigenous breeds critical to food security now getting government attention
While many countries are taking action to halt the erosion of livestock genetic resources, crucial for food and agriculture, a substantial gap remains that needs to be urgently addressed. Reports from 80 countries on the
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Early detection of pathogens circulating and/or emerging in animal populations is a public and animal health priority. The USAID-funded IDENTIFY project helps FAO to build laboratories’ capacity for early detection and diagnosis of diseases, enabling
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FAO releases first status report on urban gardening
Africa's urban population is growing faster than that of any other region, but many of its cities are not keeping pace with the increasing demand for food that comes with that growth. A new FAO
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FAO publication says targeted policies and capacity building crucial
A new FAO publication says carefully tailored policy and institutional changes can help to unlock the livestock sector’s poverty reduction potential. Although an estimated 750 million poor have a major stake in the livestock sector,
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In Mali, FAO uses an effective inter-project collaboration system
September 2012 - In response to the uneven results of development assistance to date, FAO is henceforth to encourage a series of good practices, including the use of "integrated projects", whose implementation is based on
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FAO “bat manual” aims to reduce disease risk, highlight benefits
Increasing concern about the bat’s potential for spreading disease to other animals and humans has contributed to the suspicion that often surrounds the animal. A manual published by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization aims
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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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