Food Chain Crisis Management Framework

FCC Response

The Food Chain Crisis – Emergency Management Unit (FCC-EMU) manages the response to food chain emergencies. The FCC-EMU, located in the Emergency and Rehabilitation Division, is the operational arm of the FCC. The FCC-EMU is divided in the following three areas:

Animal Health, through the FAO Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Diseases (ECTAD)
Plant Protection
Food Safety

The FCC-EMU works under the technical leadership of the relevant FAO divisions and in close collaboration with the decentralized offices.

From rapid response to rehabilitation

The FCC-EMU provides the core operational capacity for the rapid-, medium- and longer-term response to emergencies threatening the food chain (animal diseases, plant pests and food safety) and for the related medium-term rehabilitation.

The Crisis Management Centre - Animal Health (CMC-AH) is FAO’s rapid response mechanism for transboundary animal disease emergencies.  The Centre provides technical and operational assistance to help governments develop and implement immediate solutions to prevent or stop disease spread.


Food Safety