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 -  Rift Valley fevere (RVF) is a zoonotic, viral, vector-borne disease representing a threat to human health, animal health and livestock production in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Near East and potentially Europe and the rest of the world. The impact of the disease on people’s livelihoods (socio-economic) and on trade (restrictions) can ...read more
 - Madagascar is prone to natural disasters including drought, floods, cyclones and locust crises. The current locust plague began in April 2012 following a two-year upsurge that was not addressed because of insufficient means. Given the extent of the plague and Madagascar’s high rates of food insecurity and malnutrition, it was ...read more
 - The Crisis Management Centre – Animal Health (CMC-AH) is a joint platform of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) to respond to animal disease emergencies. Based at FAO headquarters, CMC-AH combines FAO’s expertise with that of OIE, and liaises ...read more
 - Locust situation From late August onwards, temperatures have gradually increased and bushfires have continued. As a result, young grass regrowth have appeared in early October. Although the first rains have not started yet, the eco-meteorological conditions should slowly improve for the Malagasy Migratory Locust. In August and September, some small grouped adult ...read more
 - In October 2015, the Food Security Sector in Myanmar co-led by the Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Food Programme released an Agriculture and Livelihood Flood Impact Assessment Report. The assessment was jointly led by the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation, Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries & Rural Development, FAO ...read more
 - Durant le mois d’août 2015, la pluviosité restait très faible (inférieure à 15 mm) voire nulle dans la Grande-Île sauf dans l’Aire grégarigène, où elle était faible (15 à 150 mm). Les feux de brousse continuaient sur le plateau de l’Horombe et ont repris sur le piémont Est de l’Isalo ...read more
 - Key points Average to good productions is expected in West Africa/Sahel. Further decline of the FAO food index was noted during this reporting period. In areas affected by civil insecurity and / or a longer lean period, access to food remains a concern. With improved production prospects, cereal prices remained stable from July to ...read more
 - Transboundary animal diseases (TADs) including zonooses are highly contagious epidemic diseases that can spread extremely rapidly, irrespective of national borders. Controlling infectious diseases of animals, and minimizing their impact on countries’ economies and livelihoods of people is crucial. Veterinary laboratories can play a critical role in the early detection of ...read more
 - Highlights FAO activated a Emergency Response in Yemen on 14 July 2015 given the urgent need to scale up its response to the large-scale impacts of the crisis on food security and nutrition. A Humanitarian System-Wide Level-3 Emergency has been active since 1 July 2015. 12.9 million people – close to 50 ...read more
 - Responding to the occurrence of influenza A (H7N9) virus requires a wide array of disciplines. Unlike H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), H7N9 is a low pathogenic virus that does not cause any disease signs in infected birds. Consequently there is no signal from poultry of the zoonotic risk at ...read more