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In Cabo Verde, the Fall Armyworm (FAW) was first observed in April 2017 and to date, all the farming islands are affected. In the absence of mitigating measures, losses could reach 50% of the annual production estimated at 5 200 tons at a cost of EUR 2.6 million. FAO is [...]

The video describes the threat represented by the Fall Armyworm to food security, livelihoods and economic prospects in Africa and beyond. It also outlines the Programme of Action against the Fall Armyworm in Africa which provides a clear roadmap towards the sustainable management of the Fall Armyworm. Engaging in this [...]

The video describes the threat represented by the Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) or Sheep and Goat Plague to food security, livelihoods and economic prospects in affected counties, and the risk of a further spreading of PPR. It also outlines the Global Eradication Programme (GEP) of PPR by FAO and [...]

This video was produced under the auspices of the FAO Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for Africa, Bukar Tijani. The video also captures an interview with the Director, Plant, Production and Protection division of FAO Rome, Hans Dreyer. The video largely presents the World Experience and Best Practices for Fall [...]

As most of the recent human pandemics such as EBOLA, MERS CO-V or Avian Influenza, originated in animals, this video explains why animal health intervention is crucial in preventing emerging pandemic threats. Regarding this subject, FAO’s Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Disease (ECTAD) have been supporting the Government of Viet [...]

Biopesticide can help control locust infestations. A case study on biotechnologies applied in Madagascar.

A new FAO report outlines trends and challenges in food and agriculture, facing population growth, limited resources and climate change, as illustrated by Lorenzo Bellu', FAO Senior Economist.

Public health and sustainable food production are facing a serious global threat today: the increasing spread of Antimicrobial Resistance.

What is Antimicrobial Resistance?
Antimicrobial Resistance refers to bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites that become resistant to anti-microbial drugs.

How do microbes become resistant?
Antimicrobials, such [...]

Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health today. It poses a major challenge to health, food security, & development. It can affect anyone, of any age, in any country. All around the world, bacteria are becoming resistant to the antibiotics used to treat the infections they [...]

The ground has been broken on a major international initiative to rid the world of Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) – also known as sheep and goat plague – a highly viral animal disease that causes major losses in regions home to millions of the world’s poorest people.
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