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 	 Belgium donates €9.2 million to fight poverty, aid governance
Sets priority countries, sectors and themes for working with FAO Belgium has announced its full support of the renewed FAO Strategic Framework through direct funding to the FAO budget. Belgium will donate EUR 9.2 million over the three-year period 2013-2015 towards FAO programmes that...
29 May 2013
Bolivia proposes development of Regional Codex Standard Quinoa
National Codex Alimentarius Committee of Bolivia , Standardization Technical Committee N 3.12 Grains and derivates of IBNORCA , Codex Alimentarius Commission  based in Rome, National Codex Alimentarius Committee of Costa Rica  and ...
29 May 2013
New FAO book explores edible insect sector in Thailand
"Six-legged livestock: edible insect farming, collecting and marketing in Thailand".Thailand is leading the world in a promising area for improved food security and nutrition, according to a book published by FAO on 21 May2013: “Six-legged livestock: Edible insect farming, collecting and...
27 May 2013
Indonesia, FAO to strengthen fisheries and aquaculture cooperation
Agreement signed during official visit by FAO Director-General Jakarta/Rome Indonesia and FAO strengthen cooperation on marine affairs, fisheries and aquaculture and by setting up a framework for joint activities in those sectors under a three-year Memorandum of Agreement. Indonesia is one of 38 countries who have...
27 May 2013
A(H7N9) influenza virus: FAO assistance
FAO is supporting The People's Republic of China and neighbouring countries to detect the A(H7N9) influenza virus, analyzing it to understand its behavior and its potential impact on humans and animals. This new virus is hard to detect in poultry because the novel virus causes...
24 Apr 2013
Training on biometrics to stop the spread of Avian Influence in Egypt
FAO Emergency Center for Transboundary Animal Diseases (ECTAD) is holding a training course in applied statistics (biometrics) for Veterinary officers to strengthen the capacity of Egypt in epidemiological data analysis and management to fight the Highly Pathogenic H5N1 Avian Influenza (HPAI).  After its first detection in...
22 Apr 2013
A precious resource for food security: Sago palm
On 22 March 2013 the FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific has launched the Regional Sago Network for Asia and the Pacific (SNAP). The initiative is led by recognizing the importance of promoting underutilized indigenous food crops such as sago palm...
19 Apr 2013
Special mosquito nets for livestock in Kenya
Pioneering of mosquito nets for livestock in Kenya, Ghana and Burkina Faso Mosquito netting wards off disease-carrying insects. They also protect human health. In Kenya, FAO and African Insect Science for Food and Health (ICIPE) have been piloting use of insecticide-impregnated nets. These nets protect livestock...
27 Mar 2013
Madagascar needs more than $41 million to end locust plague
Half of the country infested by locusts - food production seriously at risk Madagascar needs more than $22 million of emergency funding by June to start fighting a severe locust plague that threatens the country's next cropping seasons and the food security of more than...
26 Mar 2013
New FAO Representatives appointed
FAO Representatives news - first quarter of 2013: Mr John Ronald DEEP FORD has been appointed Subregional Coordinator for the Caribbean (SLC) in Barbados, effective 1 January 2013. Mr Modibo Tiemoko TRAORÉ has been appointed Subregional Coordinator for Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, effective 11...
25 Mar 2013
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