CRISIS DE LA CADENA ALIMENTARIA
Funds will assist farmers and protect rural livelihoods affected by the worsening outbreak
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Food security of millions under threat as upsurge spreads from East Africa to the Persian Gulf

Edicíon No.34

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Langosta del desierto

La cadena alimentaria humana se ve constantemente amenazada por el creciente número de brotes de plagas y enfermedades transfronterizas de los animales y las plantas ―incluidas las plagas y enfermedades de las especies acuáticas y forestales― y los problemas relacionados con la inocuidad alimentaria y la radiación.

La gripe aviar; la peste de los pequeños rumiantes; las infestaciones de langosta y otros insectos; las enfermedades del trigo, la yuca, el maíz y el banano; y las micotoxinas y los patógenos transmitidos por los alimentos son algunos ejemplos de amenazas para la cadena alimentaria humana que pueden afectar a la salud humana, la seguridad alimentaria, los medios de vida, las economías nacionales y los mercados mundiales.

Con el Marco de gestión de crisis para la cadena alimentaria, la FAO hace frente a los riesgos que acechan a la cadena alimentaria humana mediante un planteamiento integral, multidisciplinario y que implica la colaboración de toda la institución.

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Animal health solutions: a digital tool to support animal disease surveillance and reporting mechanism in Ghana

“Since the EMA-i tool was implemented in the country, the number of animal diseases reported from the field has increased by 5 times”. EMA-i is a mobile app that enables data collection and the entry, storage and analysis of epidemiological data in real time, reducing human errors and ensuring data confidentiality. This tool supports the surveillance and reporting mechanisms in place to monitor priority animal diseases in Ghana. 
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January 2020 - March 2020
Highlights

During the period January to March 2020, Food Chain Crisis (FCC) threats are expected to occur in Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe where they can persist within a country, spread to neighbouring countries, remain latent, or re-emerge or amplify. Thirty-one plant and forest pests and diseases, locusts and animal and aquatic diseases were monitored and forecasted by FAO experts for the period January to March 2020. A total of 260 forecasts were conducted in 116 countries.

   

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Farmers look to FAO to help resolve the worsening pest outbreak issue

Pests are major causes of crop yield losses. According to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), between 20 and 40 percent of global crop yields are reduced each year due to damage caused by plant pests (insects and diseases). Continue Reading