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With avian influenza looming FAO builds local capacities in northeastern Nigeria
 - 16/07/2019 - Poultry producers in Nigeria face extreme vulnerability to the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 and H5N8. HPAI, which caused massive poultry losses in 2006, resurfaced in January 2019 and ...read more

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One million cisterns for the Sahel
 - 28/05/2019 - End of April, early morning departure from Dakar with colleagues from FAO and some journalists, to meet with some beneficiaries of the initiative called “1 million cisterns for the Sahel”. In ...read more
FAO boosts capacity of veterinarians in West and Central Africa
 - 05/05/2019 - FAO, in collaboration with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD), Texas A&M University, scaled up the skills of veterinarians from ...read more
Boosting pastoralists’ resilience is key to achieving peace in the Sahel
 - 25/04/2019 - The Sahel remains affected by conflict, food insecurity, malnutrition, population displacement, natural disasters and epidemics and unless we address these crises from their roots, millions of people will continue requiring ...read more
FAO strengthens animal disease surveillance and reporting mechanism in Sierra Leone
 - 26/03/2019 - Mr. Salamu Saidu, previous District livestock officer (DLO) since 2005 stepped into the role of District Agriculture Officer (DAO) in 2018. Part of his responsibilities are  to monitor, collect data ...read more
Strengthening resilience in Mali
 - 06/02/2019 - In Mali, many agropastoral households in the central regions – Mopti and Ségou – have suffered from the impact of socio-political crisis in northern Mali. This has triggered tensions among ...read more
1 million water cisterns give hope to Sahelian  farmers
 - 17/01/2019 - Efficient and sustainable management of water resources is a priority to improve the resilience of vulnerable communities. The “1 million cisterns for the Sahel” initiative promotes simple and cost-effective rainwater ...read more
The resilience of beneficiaries in Senegal has improved thanks to animal feed distribution
 - 27/11/2018 - In the Louga region of in northern Senegal, pastoralists value FAO’s intervention that has provided 14 400 vulnerable pastoral households with a total of 1 540 tonnes of animal feed ...read more
Diagnosis of animal diseases improved with laboratory renovated by FAO in Guinea
 - 19/11/2018 - The Central Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Conakry, Guinea was officially inaugurated on 14 November 2018, following renovations by FAO, funded by the United States Agency for International Development. The recent ...read more
Raising awareness of zoonotic diseases to ensure safe meat
 - 16/11/2018 - Insanitary conditions in abattoirs and unsafe sale of meat for human consumption in markets is a major issue of concern in Ghana. In order to improve the safety of meat ...read more
Preparing for potential avian influenza outbreaks in Mali and Senegal
 - 15/11/2018 - The threat of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) infection is present in Mali and Senegal. To prepare for the emergence of potential HPAI outbreaks, FAO’s Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal ...read more
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