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17 Feb 2015

Ebola-ravaged rural communities in Guinea to benefit from new food security initiatives

World Bank teams up with FAO and national authorities, provides $5 million for urgently-needed interventions

Tens of thousands of people in rural areas of Guinea worst-hit by the Ebola epidemic will receive training on how to prevent the spread of the disease and support in producing food and generating...

9 Feb 2015

Keeping foot-and-mouth disease under control in the Balkans

Veterinary services test preparedness in simulated disease outbreak exercise

The European Union and FAO have stepped up efforts to assist countries to prepare for any possible outbreaks of devastating foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in cattle, sheep, goats and other animals, including in the Balkans. The European Commission for the control...

21 Jan 2015

Funds are running out in battle against Madagascar’s locusts

Extra $10.6 million urgently needed to avoid resurgence of locust plague

In Madagascar, the battle against an ongoing plague of locusts risks being lost as funds to continue operations to subdue widespread infestations of the crop-hungry insects run out, posing a serious food security challenge for 13 million...

23 Dec 2014

FAO and partners call for a global response to deadly banana disease

New program will aim to prevent spread of Fusarium wilt

FAO and its partners say that a global effort is needed to prevent the rapid spread of the deadly Fusarium wilt disease in bananas, which poses a severe threat to economic welfare and food security in developing countries. 


17 Dec 2014

Ebola leaves hundreds of thousands facing hunger in three worst-hit countries

Lack of access to food in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone could threaten over one million people

The number of people facing food insecurity due to the Ebola epidemic in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone could top one million by March 2015 unless access to food is drastically improved...

5 Dec 2014

Technical Consultation on Prevention and Management of Fusarium Wilt Disease of Banana ~ 9-10 December 2014

Fusarium wilt disease, caused by the fungus Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubense (Foc), is among the most destructive diseases of banana. A new race of the fungus known as Tropical Race 4 (TR4) has been affecting severely banana plantations in Southeast Asia and recently it has been reported, for the first...

2 Dec 2014

Africa Solidarity Trust Fund grants FAO $1.5 million to support Ebola-hit countries

Grant is part of $6.5 million to boost Africa-wide initiatives including youth employment and South-South Cooperation

Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the countries hardest hit by the Ebola epidemic, will each receive $500 000 to help curb the potentially devastating impact of the disease on food security and...

27 Nov 2014

US$4 million to fight trans-boundary animal and plant pests and improve food safety in southern Africa (In English)

Africa mobilizes resources for Africa

A US$4 million project to strengthen controls of food security threats and better manage plant and animal pests and diseases in the Southern African region was launched today in Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare. The project is funded by the Africa Solidarity Trust Fund’s...

24 Nov 2014

New avian influenza’s rapid spread to Europe threatens poultry sector especially in low-resourced countries

FAO and OIE urge at-risk countries to step-up prevention efforts through increased bio-security

A new bird flu strain detected in Europe which is similar to strains reported to be circulating in 2014 in Asia poses a significant threat to the poultry sector, especially in low-resourced countries situated along the...

28 Oct 2014

Four in one – new discovery on pest fruit flies

Research findings should reduce trade barriers and boost pest control measures

Four of the world's most destructive agricultural pests are actually one and the same fruit fly, according to the results of a global research effort released today. The discovery should lead to the easing of certain international...

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