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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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Women vaccinators challenge perceptions and change lives in Bangladesh
 - 04/06/2019 - Monira Parveen Mala used to watch her mother cry herself to sleep after losing one of her beloved ducks or chickens to disease. Many other families in her community were ...read more
New in-country animal feed laboratories mean quicker processing at reduced costs
 - 28/05/2019 - An animal feed testing laboratory was recently built within the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock’s General Directorate of Animal Health and Livestock. With the support of the Food and ...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
FAO boosts Uganda’s human capacity for zoonotic disease detection and response through the training of One Health surveillance officers
 - 27/04/2019 - Forty district “One Health” surveillance officers from 40 districts in Eastern Uganda have become the latest reinforcement to Uganda’s national animal disease surveillance of zoonotic diseases, which are increasingly becoming ...read more
Belgium supports FAO in protecting the productive assets of displaced Nigerian herders in Cameroon
 - 19/04/2019 - Following attacks in the village of Rann in northeastern Nigeria in January 2019, which hosted more than 35 000 IDPs, 80 000 Nigerians fled to the Logone and Chari region in Cameroon’s ...read more
FAO’s vaccination campaigns in Borno save smallholders’ herds and income
 - 19/04/2019 - Seven of Abu Abbajiddi’s 16 cattle have died in the last thirteen months. For the 51 year old father of eight from Gongulong community of Jere, Borno state, each of ...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
Launch of a cattle vaccination campaign against symptomatic anthrax
 - 20/02/2019 - FAO, in partnership with the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock, has launched a cattle vaccination campaign in the provinces of Kwilu and Kwango in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. ...read more
FAO and Denmark work together to improve the food security and nutrition in Afghanistan
 - 03/02/2019 - The Kingdom of Denmark through the Royal Danish Embassy in Kabul and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have joined forces to provide emergency assistance to ...read more
New hygiene certification system in poultry hatcheries in Vietnam
 - 31/01/2019 - Policy change requires the support from all levels of stakeholders, starting from the grass-root level to the decision-making authorities. With the financial aid from United States Agency for International Development ...read more
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