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31 May - 3 June 2011. Accra (Ghana)
FAO collaborated with the World Bank and the College of Agriculture and Consumer Sciences, University of Ghana, to organize a workshop in Accra, Ghana from 31 May - 3 June 2011 on the subject of
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Eradication of the deadly virus is a model for other diseases
While we are celebrating one of the greatest successes for FAO and its partners, I wish to remind you that this extraordinary achievement would not have been possible without the joint efforts and strong commitments
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As a contribution to the International Pollinators Initiative, FAO's Plant Production and Protection Division (AGP) and its partners have collaborated with INRA (Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, a public research body of the French
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Food irradiation could play a critical role in ensuring safe, wholesome and high quality foods for consumers, especially in dealing with virulent microbial strains that have withstood other more conventional treatments. This latest E. coli
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Focus on interactions between wild animals, livestock, and human populations to reduce risks, strengthen responses
FAO and the German Max Planck Institute are joining forces to study species-swapping diseases that move back and forth between wild animals and domestic livestock and, in some cases, jump to human victims.
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African pig disease spreading in Eurasia seen as global threat
Warning of a likely imminent upsurge of a deadly pig disease in the Caucasus region and Russian Federation, FAO today called on affected countries to step up precautionary measures and for a concerted international effort
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The first in a series of five educational modules on the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture was presented to delegates in a side event at the Fourth Session of the
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Interpack2011, 16-17 May 2011, Düsseldorf - Global food losses and Appropriate food packaging solutions for developing countries
Every three years the Düsseldorf Fair in Germany organizes Interpack, an international trade fair for the global packaging industry. At Interpack 2011 the theme will focus on the huge amount of food that gets lost
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The fifth meeting of the Conference of the Parties will take place from 20 to 24 June 2011, in Geneva. More then 350 delegates and observers will participate in this meeting to be chaired by
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Long-term commitments required to eliminate virus in countries where it persists
Eliminating the highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza virus from poultry in the six countries where it remains endemic will take ten or more years, according to a new FAO report.
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