FAO in Kenya


17 April 2019
FAO responded to 163 outbreaks of infectious animal diseases in 13 countries in Africa, during 2018 – through the USAID-funded Emerging Pandemic Threats and Global Health Security Agenda programmes. Animal health experts supported Governments to manage outbreaks including avian influenza, foot and mouth disease, peste des petits ruminants, Rift Valley...
10 April 2019
Nairobi - Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is of growing global concern. AMR in human pathogens is forecast to cause an increasing number of deaths accompanied by rising costs in healthcare. Usage of antimicrobials in humans and animals leads to selection for resistance; furthermore, from a One Health perspective, the close connection...
26 July 2018
For every $1 FAO spent on early livestock interventions in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia in early 2017, as herders braced for another harsh drought, each family saw benefits worth up to $9 due to less animals dying of hunger and disease, and producing up to three times more milk.
22 June 2018
Fall Armyworm has spread rapidly across Africa since 2016, causing immense damage particularly to maize crops. In Kenya, FAO training in mechanical control is helping family farmers protect their crops.
13 June 2018
The Afrisoils programme aims to increase soil productivity in 47 African countries by 30 percent, and reduce soil degradation by 25 percent in the next ten years. Africa is the second driest continent, with nearly half of its surface made up of desert, and 40 percent of it affected by desertification.