Food Chain Crisis

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November 2015. The Eucalyptus tree commonly known as “the gum tree” in Zimbabwe is an exotic species that is believed to have originated from Australia. It was brought into Zimbabwe to provide communities with wood for timber and fuel.
Unfortunately, commonly grown species of this tree are now under [...]

The presence of relatively large numbers of Desert Locust in Yemen, where conflict is severely hampering control operations, poses a potential threat to crops in the region. Keith Cressman, FAO Senior Locust Forecasting Officer, explains the situation and its causes. He also gives some key facts about locusts and illustrates [...]

It has been five years since the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. The road to recovery has been difficult and long, and is not yet complete. This film chronicles the assistance the IAEA has provided to Japan since the outset of the nuclear emergency in March [...]

2014-The video raises awareness for the potential use of an innovative tool, such as the FAO Event Mobile Application (EMA-i) to improve disease reporting in Uganda. The video features first-hand accounts from Ugandan counterparts on the utility of a pilot activity, with explanations from national officers and FAO officials on [...]

Preventing transboundary diseases and pests and threats to the food chain saves lives, saves livelihoods, and saves money.
Prevention includes actions such as vaccination, hygiene, good practices, surveillance, early warning, early action, planning, partnerships and collaboration.

This video highlights how food emergencies have affected people globally and stresses how prevention is a major factor in food safety.

The importance of prevention cannot be overestimated. In this environment of climate change and global marketing of agricultural products, we would expect that transboundary diseases and pests and threats to the food chain would increase.

Prevention is the only way to save lives, to save livelihoods and to save [...]

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