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FAO regional training aims to improve access to new tool for assessment of laboratories and AMR surveillance systems
 - 17/05/2018 - Life saving medicines fail when bacteria become resistant to them, so countries are racing to battle these ‘bad bugs’ through improved surveillance systems to protect animals, people and livelihoods. Without ...read more

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Detecting a high-risk strain of avian influenza for the first time in Myanmar
 - 20/03/2018 - Animal health workers in Myanmar detected a strain of avian influenza virus in poultry, which had not been detected in the country before. The virus, influenza A(H5N6), presents a risk ...read more
Creating alternative livelihoods for farming families in Iraq
 - 14/03/2018 - In 2017, conflict in Iraq caused new displacements, while other people returned home as areas became safe. At the end of 2017, 2.6 million people remained displaced, and 3.2 million ...read more
New livelihood opportunities for host communities in Bangladesh mean improved nutrition for Rohingya refugees
 - 12/03/2018 - More than 500 host community farming families in Cox’s Bazar district, Bangladesh, will soon be able to grow new varieties of crops to eat and sell thanks to agricultural machinery ...read more
Yemeni dairy farmers are producing more milk to feed their children and community
 - 12/03/2018 - In Yemen, where 17 million people (60 percent of the population) are severely food insecure and malnutrition rates are high, FAO is helping to protect dairy farmers’ herds and enable ...read more
Rapid interventions safeguard livestock in Ethiopia - Hany
 - 08/03/2018 - After one failed rainy season after another in Ethiopia’s Somali Region, Hany Abdullahi Aaden was increasingly worried about the survival of her livestock. Hany lives in Daratole District with her ...read more
Rapid interventions safeguard livestock in Ethiopia - Yusuf
 - 08/03/2018 - In 2016, the April to May rains known as the “gu” failed. While livestock farmers like Yusuf Salad were worried, they held high hopes for the “deyr”, which arrive during ...read more
Rapid interventions safeguard livestock in Ethiopia - Mahabo
 - 08/03/2018 - At the end of 2016, Mahabo Hassen, a livestock owner from the outskirts of Warder, was particularly vulnerable to the deepening drought in Ethiopia’s Somali Region. “We were pure herders. We ...read more
Rapid interventions safeguard livestock and protect vulnerable farmers against hunger in Ethiopia
 - 08/03/2018 - At the end of 2016, rural families across the Horn of Africa were facing the increasing threat of severe hunger following the failure of two consecutive rainy seasons. In Ethiopia, ...read more
Forecasting the spread of avian influenza from Asia
 - 07/03/2018 - In September 2016, FAO issued a warning to countries west and south of Russia’s Tyva Republic, where a highly pathogenic strain of avian influenza had been detected. The virus had ...read more
Pastoralists in South Sudan are learning on the move
 - 28/02/2018 - As transhumance communities, pastoral families in Eastern and Western Lakes States reside in cattle camps and migrate to different areas throughout the year to graze and water their livestock. Children ...read more