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FAO and SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics team up to develop high tech tools to fight bird flu and other infectious diseases
FAO has chosen the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics as a designated reference centre to expand its access to state-of the-art technology in combating dangerous viral infections, including avian influenza and foot-and-mouth disease, in farm
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The application of mutation techniques, i.e. gamma rays and other physical mutagens has generated a vast amount of genetic variability and is playing a significant role in plant breeding and genetics and advanced genomics studies. Mutation...
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Access to sufficient amounts of safe and nutritious food is a basic human right and success in achieving nutrition and health outcomes is reliant on food being safe. An FAO/WHO Side Event during the Second...
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Fusarium wilt disease, caused by the fungus Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubense (Foc), is among the most destructive diseases of banana. A new race of the fungus known as Tropical Race 4 (TR4) has been affecting...
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Developing solutions for sustainable agriculture and food systems
Across the Agriculture and Consumer Protection Department in 2014, many major events and accomplishments contributed to the search for sustainable agriculture and food systems. It was the year of agroecology, an emerging set of practices that...
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