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9 Apr 2015

Emergency cattle vaccination campaign underway along Syria-Lebanon border

Spread of animal diseases across borders growing

Concerns over the spread of high impact transboundary animal diseases are mounting in Lebanon and neighbouring countries as some of the 1.5 million refugees fleeing the conflict in Syria have brought with them large numbers of unvaccinated sheep, goats, cattle,...

2 Apr 2015

Countries pledge to wipe out sheep and goat plague globally

Worldwide campaign aims for complete eradication of Peste de Petits Ruminants by 2030

High-level authorities from 15 countries pledged on Thursday to collaborate on a global plan to wipe out forever the devasting animal disease known as ‘Peste des petits ruminants' by 2030, a lethal plague for goats...

31 Mar 2015

Targeting total eradication of a devastating livestock disease

15-year campaign to wipe out sheep and goat plague to be launched

The world can definitively stamp out a plague that devastates sheep and goats, freeing hundreds of millions of rural families from one of the major risks to their food security and livelihood.

FAO and the World Organization...

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...

23 Dec 2014

FAO and partners call for a global response to deadly banana disease

New program will aim to prevent spread of Fusarium wilt

FAO and its partners say that a global effort is needed to prevent the rapid spread of the deadly Fusarium wilt disease in bananas, which poses a severe threat to economic welfare and food security in developing countries. 


17 Dec 2014

Ebola leaves hundreds of thousands facing hunger in three worst-hit countries

Lack of access to food in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone could threaten over one million people

The number of people facing food insecurity due to the Ebola epidemic in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone could top one million by March 2015 unless access to food is drastically improved...

5 Dec 2014

Technical Consultation on Prevention and Management of Fusarium Wilt Disease of Banana ~ 9-10 December 2014

Fusarium wilt disease, caused by the fungus Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubense (Foc), is among the most destructive diseases of banana. A new race of the fungus known as Tropical Race 4 (TR4) has been affecting severely banana plantations in Southeast Asia and recently it has been reported, for the first...

2 Dec 2014

Africa Solidarity Trust Fund grants FAO $1.5 million to support Ebola-hit countries

Grant is part of $6.5 million to boost Africa-wide initiatives including youth employment and South-South Cooperation

Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the countries hardest hit by the Ebola epidemic, will each receive $500 000 to help curb the potentially devastating impact of the disease on food security and...

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