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FAO tool helps livestock farmers to improve productivity and reduce greenhouse gas emissions
A new and interactive tool released by FAO allows farmers, policy makers and scientists to calculate meat, milk and eggs production as well as greenhouse-gas emissions from livestock to make the sector more productive and
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In September 2014 FAO convened a global symposium on Agroecology for Food Security and Nutrition. This has been followed in 2015 by three regional meetings in Brazil, Senegal and Thailand. In order to continue to develop this regional approach a further
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Cameroon becomes latest country in region to detect virulent bird flu
Countries across West and Central Africa are on alert as the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus H5N1continues to spread across the region, with Cameroon becoming the latest African country to detect the disease.  The strain
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The ‘World fertilizer trends and outlook to 2019’ is the latest in a series of annual reports that result from meetings of FAO Plant Production and Protection (AGP) and Statistics (ESS) Divisions, and the Fertilizer
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The Technical Workshop “Remediation of Radioactive Contamination in Agriculture” will be held at IAEA Headquarters from 17 – 18 October 2016. This Workshop aims to promote and share knowledge and experience related to remediation of
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FAO/AGP Division provided keynote address and contributed to Synthesis Report of above meeting that was convened by the Billl & Melinda Gates Foundation in October 2015 in Beijing, China
In October 2015, an international gathering of people involved in smallholder mechanization issues took place in Beijing, China; the meeting was convened by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The Grand Challenges program of the
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FAO focuses on policy reforms for sustainable development livestock sector in Africa promoting positive externalities while mitigating negative impacts
The livestock sector in Africa is expected to transform in the coming years. During the last decade African economies have grown at an unprecedented rate and with further growth expected, the continent will become one
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Since the development of the farmer field school (FFS) approach in the late 80s in Asia, thousands of FFS have since been implemented across the world, in over 90 countries and across a varied range
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FAO and OIE map campaign to stamp out a virus that kills millions of sheep and goats each year
Georgia recently reported its first-ever case of Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR), a viral disease which is capable of severely impacting goat and sheep populations, while a new outbreak has occurred in the Maldives, showing
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Agroecology is the science of applying ecological concepts and principles to the design and management of sustainable food systems1. It focuses on the interactions between plants, animals, humans and the environment. Agroecological practices work in
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