28 October 2016, Rome/Paris--- The ground has been broken on a major international initiative to rid the world of sheep and goat plague known as Peste des petits ruminants. PPR is a highly viral animal disease causing major losses in regions home to millions of the world’s poorest people. The $950-million plan presented by FAO and the World Organisation for Animal health (OIE) today is the first phase of what will be a 15-year effort to eradicate the disease by 2030.
La Peste des Petit Ruminants (PPR) is a highly infectious disease affecting sheep and goats in many countries around the world. Juan Lubroth, FAO Chief Veterinary Officer, explains how it can affect food security and the strategy to eradicate it, which beside vaccination, will also require political will.
26 October 2016, Rome--- The International Conference on Agricultural Statistics (ICAS) is organized every three years, starting from 1998, under the auspices of the International Statistical Institute (ISI) Committee on Agricultural Statistics. The conference convenes senior agricultural statisticians from all over the world, mainly representatives from national statistical offices and ministries of agriculture. ICAS conferences are open to all producers, suppliers, trainers and users of agricultural statistics, such as economists, statisticians, agronomists, researchers, analysts and decision-makers from government entities, academia, development partners and international organisations. This year's the ICAS VII focuses on the "Modernization of Agricultural Statistics in Support of (...)
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