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Rome workshops focus on tackling and containing animal-borne diseases such as Ebola and MERS
Infectious animal-borne disease threats such as Ebola and the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) are here to stay, and further painful outbreaks are likely to flare up or new disease threats will definitely emerge
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Countries from around the world are showing increased interest in the use of the sterile insect technique (SIT) to suppress the populations of mosquitoes that transmit, among others, the Zika virus. The SIT is among...
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World Health Day 2015 shines light on food safety
Wherever you are in the world, the food you eat has had to travel to your plate. Whether the journey is short or long, there are dangers that it won’t arrive safely and when you...
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Participants call for action to strengthen support to participatory farmer education through FFS
Some 50 experts from 21 countries in West and Central Africa met in Dakar last December for a 5 day regional workshop on Farmer Field Schools. During the workshop participants highlighted that FFS and other participatory...
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Innovative partnership operational in five countries
10 March 2015, Rome - An innovative partnership spanning five African countries is providing important lessons on how governments can procure food for public institutions, such as schools, directly from small-scale family farmers. Modelled on...
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