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Focus on the issues, 2006
Scientists will soon have an armoury of new, environmentally friendly bio-weapons in the fight against one of humanity's oldest enemies -- desert locusts.
Reports from Viet Nam, Thailand, Turkey, Nigeria and Niger highlight success stories and lessons still being learned in the fight against bird flu and reveal the disease’s devastating impact on poor, small-scale farmers.
Climate change and forests are closely linked. Action should be taken now to manage this complex relationship in a more holistic manner, according to FAO.
As water resources shrink and world population grows, the agriculture sector faces a complex challenge: producing more food of better quality while using less water and ensuring environmental sustainability. Learn why improved water control is crucial to improving food security and spurring rural development.
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