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22 Mar 2012

Major foot-and-mouth outbreak in Egypt threatens the region

Mobilizing vaccines, strong regional coordinated action crucial

Urgent action is required to control a major outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease and prevent its spread throughout North Africa and the Middle East, which could have serious implications for food security in the region, FAO warned today. With vaccines urgently needed, international and regional...

27 Feb 2012

Alliance to combat black market in counterfeit veterinary drugs

Fake medicines undermine animal health, food security – new drug standards will help

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Federation for Animal Health (IFAH) are working to establish the first published pharmaceutical standards for medicines used in treating Animal African Trypanosomosis, commonly known as Nagana.

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21 Feb 2012

FAO Director-General assists in deworming a goat herd near the border with Ethiopia in Dollow, Somalia

Though the United Nations recently declared an end to the lethal famine in Somalia, FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva recently underlined that without continuing assistance to people across the Horn of Africa -- in Kenya, Ethiopia and Djibouti – the number of deaths from hunger could rise again. In...

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...

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