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A deadly form of "bird 'flu'", the H7N9 Avian Influenza A virus, was detected in four provinces of eastern China, where it has infected 135 people, and 44 of the infected individuals have died in
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International experts recommend vigilance and promote targeted surveillance, market restructuring to fight H7N9, H5N1 and other threats
FAO has issued a new warning to the international community that the H7N9 and H5N1 avian influenza viruses continue to pose serious threats to human and animal health, especially in view of the upcoming flu
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Climate change is a significant global challenge, and it is becoming an important area of focus for the IAEA’s technical cooperation (TC). Through TC projects, IAEA Member States are learning to use nuclear techniques to
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The sterile insect technique has in many countries become an important control tactic for integration in area-wide integrated pest management programmes against fruit flies of economic importance.
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The sterile insect technique has in many countries become an important control tactic for integration in area-wide integrated pest management programmes against fruit flies of economic importance.
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The Codex Alimentarius Commission has taken another step towards greater safety of animal feed and to enhanced food safety with the adoption of two additional documents that will help governmental authorities and the industry to
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Histamine in fish and Fishery Products
FAO and WHO implemented a joint Expert Meeting on the Public Health Risks of Histamine and other Biogenic Amines from Fish and Fishery Products in Rome in 2012 to support the ongoing work of the Codex
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Benefits of future research should be carefully balanced against potential risks
A moratorium on using live rinderpest virus for approved research has been lifted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). The moratorium followed the
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Neil Fraser appointed as Agenda Chair
More than 30 stakeholder organizations, including FAO, have signed the Global Agenda of Action Consensus agreeing to work together to ensure the sustainability of the sector’s growth. This broad agreement has paved the way for
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Rural women play a major role in livestock farming. In order to facilitate gender analysis in livestock projects/programmes, improving overall outcomes and effectiveness, FAO has developed a booklet that guides livestock experts in designing, implementing
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