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Since 2011, FAO has been supporting the Government of Indonesia to rapidly control the deadly rabies virus on island of Bali through an innovative strategy centered on comprehensive mass dog vaccination.
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A dual approach to livestock sector investments
Livestock sector policies and investments, which differently target business-oriented and livelihood oriented livestock keepers, are anticipated to trigger a sustainable and inclusive growth of livestock in Sub-Saharan Africa
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The growing demand for food of animal origin in developing countries represents a major opportunity for poverty reduction. Livestock ownership is recognized as a significant contribution, and in multiple ways, to households’ livelihoods, including through
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IAEA Headquarters, Vienna, Austria, 10 – 13 November 2014
The symposium will focus on food safety and quality, considering protection of the integrity of the food supply chain as a holistic process, including aspects such as traceability, authenticity, contaminant control and animal feed safety.
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After the first case of A(H7N9) outside China, FAO says there is no evidence that infected people could transmit the virus to poultry
FAO says there is no evidence that human patients infected with influenza A(H7N9), a low pathogenic virus in poultry, can transmit the virus to animals, including birds.  FAO referred to the first human case of ...
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FAO calls for increased vigilance and preparedness in neighboring countries
Human infections with the influenza A(H7N9) virus are on the rise again in China and the upcoming Chinese New Year festivities provide opportunity for further spread and human exposure, FAO warned today.
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Vienna - A joint division of FAO and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has been recognized for moving quickly and effectively to help nations prepare for the potentially pandemic strain of avian influenza known
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FAO/IAEA project lays foundation for thriving livestock sector
A campaign against the tsetse fly, a pest that transmits a disease that devastates livestock, in the Niayes area near the capital Dakar has radically reduced the fly population and is paving the way for
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Thousands of Afghan farmers, mainly women, inked their thumbs to sign letters calling for the expansion of an FAO dairy project to include their villages and homes. Those letters, written in 2010, testify to the
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Focus on root causes and prevention needed
Population growth, agricultural expansion, and the rise of globe-spanning food supply chains have dramatically altered how diseases emerge, jump species boundaries, and spread, according to an FAO report released today. A new, more holistic approach
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