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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...

   
22 Sep 2014

Increased concern over latest strain of avian influenza in Southeast Asia

FAO urges continued vigilance to safeguard poultry and livelihoods

A recently-emerged strain of avian influenza virus in poultry in Southeast Asia known as A(H5N6) represents a new threat to animal health and livelihoods and must be closely monitored, FAO said today. Chinese authorities first reported the influenza A(H5N6) virus...

   
2 Sep 2014

West Africa: Ebola outbreak puts harvests at risk, sends food prices shooting up

Agriculture in affected countries under significant strain, says new FAO special alert  

Disruptions in food trade and marketing in the three West African countries most affected by Ebola have made food increasingly expensive and hard to come by, while labor shortages are putting the upcoming harvest season at serious...

   
20 Aug 2014

FAO urges sustained support for animal disease monitoring

"Weak link" in public health protection efforts must not be neglected  

FAO today told ministers of health and agriculture meeting in Indonesia that animal disease monitoring systems require sustained support and have a critical role to play in preventing human disease threats.  
"Animal health remains one the weakest...

   
21 Jul 2014

FAO warns of fruit bat risk in West African Ebola epidemic

Organization working to help prevent transmission of deadly virus from wildlife to humans in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone

Increased efforts are needed to improve awareness among rural communities in West Africa about the risks of contracting the Ebola virus from eating certain wildlife species including fruit bats, FAO warned today.

   
11 Jul 2014

FAO works to curb the burden of brucellosis in endemic countries ::: Case studies from Eurasia and the Near East

Volume 8 ::: July 2014 :::
Inside

1. Timely and effective assistance to countries;
2. Brucellosis control programme in Tajikistan: pathway to success;
3. A stepwise approach for progressive control of brucellosis in livestock;
4. Importance of regional cooperation and networking for brucellosis control;
5....

   
7 Jul 2014

China Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Highlights

Volume 64 ::: May 2014 :::
Inside:

1. UNTGH Working Group on Diseases at the Human-Animal Interface;
2. Strengthening collaboration between China and FAO on animal health and production: MoA and FAO review meeting held at FAO HQs in Rome;
3. Upcoming activities.

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7 Jul 2014

FAO ECTAD Annual Report 2013

Report - Poultry production, and its associated activities, account for around one percent of Indonesia’s gross domestic product and provide the majority of animal protein consumed by 232 million Indonesians.

A complex array of poultry enterprises, ranging from intensive commercial enterprises, to small-scale semi intensive broiler and layer enterprises,...

   
4 Jul 2014

FAO prepares for the USAID Second Phase of Emerging Pandemic Threats Programme

The emergence of new and potentially pandemic infectious diseases like certain avian influenza strains raises serious public health, economic, security and development concerns. Since launching the five-year Emerging Pandemic Threats Programme (EPT1) in 2009 to predict and prepare for such global epidemics, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)...

   
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