Food Chain Crisis Management Framework

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17 Feb 2012

FAO to help conflict-scattered families in South Sudan

Vaccines, fishing, planting supplies needed before rains

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization is helping the people of the conflict-affected, South Sudanese state of Jonglei feed themselves and rebuild their lives through a series of emergency and long-term actions.

Working with the local community, FAO is supporting the distribution of livestock vaccines,...

16 Nov 2011

Cassava virus on verge of epidemic in East Africa

Experts urge funding, swift action to protect staple food crop

A new variant of a cassava disease is affecting large parts of East Africa, especially in the area's Great Lakes Region, putting a crucial source of food and income at risk, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization.  

FAO experts...

4 Nov 2011

Mali, better prepared to respond to Desert Locust crisis

Mali tests its National Locust Emergency Response Plan with nine neighbouring countries  

First of its kind, Mali organized a simulation exercise to test and improve, during a calm period, its state of preparedness for the effective management and response to an eventual Desert Locust crisis.


17 Oct 2011

Crisis Management Centre - Animal Health

Rapid response, today and tomorrow

The Crisis Management Centre -- Animal Health (CMC-AH) is a primary facility of FAO for animal disease emergency response. Working in close association with the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), the World Health Organization (WHO) and other international, national and local partners, the CMC-AH helps...

28 Jun 2011

Rinderpest eradicated - what next?

Eradication of the deadly virus is a model for other diseases

"While we are celebrating one of the greatest successes for FAO and its partners, I wish to remind you that this extraordinary achievement would not have been possible without the joint efforts and strong commitments of governments, the main organizations...

27 Jun 2011

Preventing E. Coli in Food

Prevention and control require a multidisciplinary approach in food safety and in animal and plant production as well as risk-based approaches along the entire food supply chain.

Hundreds of thousands of people are made ill by E. coli each year, with hundreds of them dying. In recent years, there has...

21 Jun 2011

New locust threat in Madagascar

Funds, material urgently needed for new campaign

A current buildup of locust populations in southwestern Madagascar could turn into a plague and seriously endanger the livelihoods of 13 million people unless a new campaign is launched to contain the crop-devouring insects, FAO said today.

According to latest estimates on the ground some...

26 May 2011

Concerted international effort urged on African Swine Fever

African pig disease spreading in Eurasia seen as global threat

Warning of a likely imminent upsurge of a deadly pig disease in the Caucasus region and Russian Federation, FAO today called on affected countries to step up precautionary measures and for a concerted international effort to prevent the infection spreading more...

19 May 2011

Anti-locust programme in Central Asia and Caucasus

FAO will assist ten countries in Central Asia and the Caucasus to save up to 25 million hectares of cultivated farmland from a locust crisis. Locusts are a serious threat for agriculture, food security and livelihoods in both regions including adjacent areas of northern Afghanistan and the southern Russian Federation.

21 Apr 2011

Stamping out H5N1 avian influenza could take decades

Eliminating the highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza virus from poultry in the six countries where it remains endemic will take ten or more years, according to a new FAO report.

The report makes specific recommendations for each country regarding measures that should be taken...

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