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Towards developing FAO’s guidance on Animal Health Emergency Operations Centres – first milestone achieved
 - 14/01/2019 - The Emergency Management Centre for Animal Health (EMC-AH) held its first technical working group meeting to produce a framework for establishing Animal Health Emergency Operations Centres (AH-EOC). A project funded ...read more

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FAO and Belgium join hands to support drought-affected farmers in the Syrian Arab Republic
 - 20/11/2018 - Syrian wheat farmers are facing serious challenges to sustain their livelihoods, despite the overall improved security situation in the country. Wheat production has been severely affected by the ongoing crisis, ...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
FAO trains farmers in Kenya to save crops from Fall Armyworm
 - 19/11/2018 - “At first I didn’t dare pick the worms with my fingers. But after a while I built up the courage – I picked them and took them to my grandfather ...read more
FAO to support over half a million people during the 2018/19 dry season in northeastern Nigeria
 - 17/11/2018 - For many smallholder farmers in northeastern Nigeria, food production typically halts or slows during the dry season ranging October to April. To spur cultivation during this critical period – ensuring ...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
World Rabies Day WhatsApp group mobilizes veterinarians
 - 14/11/2018 - A total of 10 000 dogs were vaccinated as part of a mass campaign on World Rabies Day (28 September) in Senegal. This five-fold increase on last year was thanks ...read more
Youth employment to improve eating habits in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
 - 09/11/2018 - Like many young people in Sankuru province, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Paul Tshisapa was struggling to find a decent job. Difficult access to markets, poor state of ...read more
FAO supports the recovery of earthquake- and tsunami-affected farmers and fishers in Indonesia
 - 05/11/2018 - The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has launched a recovery programme to help more than 70 000 Indonesian farmers and fishers grow food and fish again following a series of disasters ...read more
New training for veterinarians in 14 African countries to help combat infectious diseases
 - 30/10/2018 - Some 180 veterinarians drawn from 14 African countries will benefit from a training programme, In-Service Applied Veterinary Epidemiology (ISAVET), launched today by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the ...read more