Food Chain Crisis Management Framework
 

Welcome to the FCC

The human food chain is continuously threatened by the increasing number of outbreaks of aquatic and transboundary animal diseases, plant pests and diseases, and food safety emergencies.

Avian influenza, H1N1, cassava diseases, locust infestations, Salmonellosis and dioxin are some examples of threats to the human food chain that may impact human health, food security, national economies and global markets.

Through the Food Chain Crisis Management Framework (FCC), FAO addresses the risks to the human food chain through a comprehensive, interdisciplinary and institution-wide collaborative approach.

News and Events

17 Feb 2015

Ebola-ravaged rural communities in Guinea to benefit from new food security initiatives

World Bank teams up with FAO and national authorities, provides $5 million for urgently-needed interventions

Tens of thousands of people in rural areas of Guinea worst-hit by the Ebola epidemic will receive training on how to prevent the spread of the disease and support in producing food and generating...

   
9 Feb 2015

Keeping foot-and-mouth disease under control in the Balkans

Veterinary services test preparedness in simulated disease outbreak exercise

The European Union and FAO have stepped up efforts to assist countries to prepare for any possible outbreaks of devastating foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in cattle, sheep, goats and other animals, including in the Balkans. The European Commission for the control...

   
21 Jan 2015

Funds are running out in battle against Madagascar’s locusts

Extra $10.6 million urgently needed to avoid resurgence of locust plague

In Madagascar, the battle against an ongoing plague of locusts risks being lost as funds to continue operations to subdue widespread infestations of the crop-hungry insects run out, posing a serious food security challenge for 13 million...

   

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The current Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in West Africa is the world’s largest Ebola outbreak recorded to date.


locust plague is threatening the livelihoods of 13 million people in Madagascar