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Food Chain Crisis: Early Warning Bulletin | July - September 2017

Issue No. 24

In the 24th issue of the Food Chain Crisis (FCC) Early Warning Bulletin covering the period between July and September 2017, integrates and analyzes information on transboundary animal and plant pests and diseases threatening the food chain for the three months ahead, grouped by region and by country. The highlights of this issue include updates on the Fall Armyworm and on the H5H8 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza.

The purpose of the FCC Early Warning Bulletin is to inform FAO and other international organizations, countries, scientific experts, and decision makers on the forecast of threats to animal and plant health and food safety having a potential high impact on food and nutrition security for the three months ahead. These threats are transboundary animal and plant pests and diseases including forest pests and aquatic diseases, and food safety threats.

The bulletin contains official and unofficial information from various sources collected and analyzed by FAO experts.

The FCC Early Warning Bulletin is a product of collaboration between the Intelligence and Coordination Unit of the Food Chain Crisis Management Framework (FCC-ICU), the FAO Emergency Prevention System (EMPRES) for transboundary animal and plant pests and diseases and food safety threats, the FAO Global Early Warning System for transboundary animal diseases, including zoonoses (GLEWS), and the Global Information and Early Warning System (GIEWS). FCC-ICU coordinates and produces the bulletin.

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