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27 Jun 2014

Debriefing and results of the first locust control campaign in Madagascar

STORIES - A debriefing on the results of the first locust control campaign (2013/14) of the Three year Programme in response to the locust plague, was held on Friday 27 June 2014 at the FAO Representation in Madagascar. This debriefing, jointly chaired by the Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development,...

   
10 Jun 2014

FAO Wheat Rust Diseases Global Programme 2014–2017

Strengthening capacities and promoting collaboration to prevent wheat rust epidemics

Wheat is a source of food and livelihoods for over 1 billion people in developing countries. A major staple food crop in many countries, it is an important source of nutrition, providing on average 40 percent of per capita calorie intake....

   
25 May 2014

FAO and OIE boost collaboration on animal health

Joint programmes to address diseases including rabies, foot-and-mouth disease, and peste des petits ruminants, and ensure judicious use of veterinary drugs with WHO

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) today pledged to step up their existing collaboration to control...

   
23 May 2014

MERS Coronavirus: Stepped up research into role of camels and other animals urged

Expert meeting in Oman leads to guidance on investigating transmission routes and stemming spread of the disease

Health experts and veterinarians are among those calling for stepped up monitoring, investigations, and immediate reporting of cases of the potentially fatal Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), an infection that has caused numerous human...

   
16 May 2014

Video: Changing disease landscapes – Towards a Global Health approach

Disease is the final effect of a series of bad practices. We cannot cure or prevent disease without taking care of the causes.

The video delivers the key messages of the publication "World Livestock 2013: Changing disease landscapes" with the aim to support a more proactive approach to Global Health.

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14 Apr 2014

FAO urges countries to step up action against destructive banana disease

Following its spread to Africa and the Middle East, Fusarium wilt TR4 increases the risks to livelihoods and banana markets

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is warning countries to step up monitoring, reporting and prevention of one of the world’s most destructive banana diseases,...

   
14 Apr 2014

Tropical Race 4 (TR4) of Fusarium wilt (Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubense)

Expanded Threat to Global Banana Production

Bananas (Musa spp.), including dessert banana, plantain, and cooking banana, are the eighth most important food crop in the world, and the fourth most important in the least developed countries (FAOSTAT, 2013). However the crop is vulnerable to a number of diseases, including...

   
24 Mar 2014

Experiences in participatory surveillance and community-based reporting systems for H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza: A case study approach

Participatory surveillance (PS) is the application of participatory rural appraisal methods to the collection of epidemiological information to inform decision-making and action. It was applied in Africa and Asia as part of emergency programs to address the H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) pandemic.

The approach resulted in markedly increased case...

   
20 Feb 2014

FAO rules out human-to-animal transmission of influenza A(H7N9)

After the first case of A(H7N9) outside China, FAO says there is no evidence that infected people could transmit the virus to poultry

FAO says there is no evidence that human patients infected with influenza A(H7N9), a low pathogenic virus in poultry, can transmit the virus to animals, including birds.

FAO referred...

   
3 Feb 2014

Updating Surveillance and Contingency Measures for Influenza A(H7N9) in Africa

Following the emergence of the novel influenza A(H7N9) virus in China, countries in Africa have been encouraged to increase their preparedness for the new low pathogenic strain of avian influenza.

FAO and the African Union's Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) identified ... [Read more]

   
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