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21 Aug 2012

Pig disease outbreak in Ukraine a major warning sign

Rapid spread of African swine fever due to human activities, including “swill feeding” 

21 August 2012, Rome - Following the first-ever detection of African swine fever in Ukraine, FAO is warning that while control measures appear to have temporarily halted the disease's spread, it has established a firm foothold in the...

23 Jul 2012

Call for countries to comply with moratorium on research using live rinderpest virus

FAO/OIE move underpins next steps to ensure the lethal livestock disease remains eradicated for good

23 July 2012, Rome/Paris - FAO and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) are calling on countries to comply with a global moratorium on research that involves working with live rinderpest virus in laboratories.

FAO and...

17 Jul 2012

Niger and Mali work to contain the Desert Locust threat

Locusts multiply with good rains, pose threat to pastures and croplands

17 July 2012, Rome ­- The Desert Locust threat to pastures and croplands in Niger and Mali is growing after swarms of the insects arrived in the north of the two countries last month from Algeria and Libya.

29 Jun 2012

More than 100 nations support new strategy on livestock disease

FAO/OIE Global Strategy to control foot-and-mouth disease benefits farmers and consumers

Bangkok29 June 2012 - Farmers and consumers stand to benefit from a new global strategy to control the spread of a deadly livestock disease that was endorsed today by representatives from more than 100 countries and international donors at a conference...

27 Jun 2012

FAO and OIE unveil global strategy for control of foot-and-mouth disease

Ultimate objective is to achieve FMD-free status

27 June 2012, Bangkok - FAO and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) are joining forces to combat foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) on a global scale, laying out a detailed strategy today to bring the devastating livestock disease under control.

The two organizations underlined, however,...

26 Jun 2012

Livestock epidemic causing havoc in Democratic Republic of the Congo

FAO acts to stop spread of disease that has killed 75 000 goats and threatens neighbouring countries

26 June 2012, Rome - FAO is mobilizing emergency support for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to counter the rapid spread of peste des petits ruminants, a virulent livestock disease of goats and...

5 Jun 2012

Niger, Mali on alert to Desert Locust risk

Insecurity and conflict hinder control efforts

Regional coordination is crucial to locust control.

Croplands in Niger and Mali are at imminent risk from Desert Locust swarms that are moving southward from Algeria and Libya, FAO warned today.

Groups of locusts have recently been found in northern Niger, arriving from infestations further north.

FAO says...

17 May 2012

Partnering for Prevention

Locust preventive control in west and northwest Africa – a success story

COAG Side Event :: 24 May 2012 [Iran Room: 12.30 – 14.15 hours]


On 24 May there will be a resource partner side event at FAO headquarters showcasing a successful example of the desert locust preventive...

2 May 2012

Foot-and-mouth disease reported in Gaza Strip

Controlling animal movements key to stopping further spread in the region as vaccines remain in short supply

The detection in the Gaza Strip of a new case of a novel strain of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) underscores the importance of maintaining - and intensifying -- international efforts to stop the virus from...

12 Apr 2012

A new deal to rid Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia of obsolete pesticides

The EU and FAO invest in model for hazardous waste management and sustainable crop protection

A partnership to protect human health and the environment

Twelve countries in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia will start working with the European Union (EU) and FAO to manage their vast stocks of...

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