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

28 Oct 2014

Four in one – new discovery on pest fruit flies

Research findings should reduce trade barriers and boost pest control measures

Four of the world's most destructive agricultural pests are actually one and the same fruit fly, according to the results of a global research effort released today. The discovery should lead to the easing of certain international...

   
8 Oct 2014

Ebola: FAO launches new initiative to tackle growing food security threat

$30 million urgently needed to safeguard lives, food security and livelihoods

FAO today launched a new programme to urgently assist 90 000 vulnerable households in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone whose food supplies and livelihoods are threatened by the disruptive effect the Ebola epidemic is having...

   
2 Oct 2014

Locust plague in Madagascar halted, but at great risk of resurgence

Achievements of FAO and Government of Madagascar threatened by funding gap

A locust plague that spread across Madagascar threatening the main staple food crops and pasture in the country has been successfully contained, however, progress is under threat due to a gap in funding, FAO said...

   

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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