Food Chain Crisis Management Framework
 

Welcome to the FCC

The human food chain is continuously threatened by the increasing number of outbreaks of aquatic and transboundary animal diseases, plant pests and diseases, and food safety emergencies.

Avian influenza, H1N1, cassava diseases, locust infestations, Salmonellosis and dioxin are some examples of threats to the human food chain that may impact human health, food security, national economies and global markets.

Through the Food Chain Crisis Management Framework (FCC), FAO addresses the risks to the human food chain through a comprehensive, interdisciplinary and institution-wide collaborative approach.

News and Events

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. 

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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...

   

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The current Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in West Africa is the world’s largest Ebola outbreak recorded to date.


locust plague is threatening the livelihoods of 13 million people in Madagascar