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 - 21/08/2015
Surveillance and early warning of animal disease outbreaks, including zoonotic diseases, with potential public health impact enables national authorities to advise at-risk populations. However, early detection and timely reporting of animal diseases from the field are a challenge in developing countries. For this reason, FAO has developed EMA-i (Event Mobile ...read more
 - 05/08/2015
Surveillance and early warning of animal disease outbreaks, including zoonotic diseases, with potential public health impact enables national authorities to advise at-risk populations. However, early detection and timely reporting of animal diseases from the field are a challenge in developing countries, where weak infrastructure, human resources, capacities and lack of ...read more
 - 03/08/2015
Locusts and grasshoppers pose a serious threat to agriculture in Caucasus and Central Asia. In October 2011, FAO initiated the “Programme to improve national and regional locust management in Caucasus and Central Asia (CCA)” to safeguard food security and the livelihood of rural populations through reduction of locust outbreaks and ...read more
 - 16/07/2015
Highlights The unprecedented Ebola virus disease outbreak continues to impact the food security, economies and livelihoods in the three worst-hit western African countries: Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. In total, 27,573 confirmed, probable and suspected cases of Ebola have been reported in the three most affected countries, with 11,246 deaths as ...read more
 - 11/07/2015
Locusts and grasshoppers pose a serious threat to agriculture in Caucasus and Central Asia. During outbreaks, the three main locust pests (Italian, Moroccan and Migratory Locusts) attack all types of crops and plants. More than 25 million hectares of cultivated areas can be affected and locusts can jeopardize food security and ...read more
 - 23/06/2015
Transboundary animal diseases and those animal diseases that affect human health have a strong impact on public health, community livelihoods, and trade. In this context, the VETLAB Network offers a unique opportunity for countries facing similar challenges to work together and better coordinate activities, including training, information dissemination, expertise and ...read more
 - 16/06/2015
Transboundary animal diseases and those animal diseases that affect human health have a strong impact on public health, community livelihoods, and trade. In this context, the VETLAB Network offers a unique opportunity for countries facing similar challenges to work together and better coordinate activities, including training, information dissemination, expertise and ...read more
 - 22/05/2015
Several species of Tephritidae have a greater impact on global agricultural horticulture trade than almost any other pest. The Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture helps Member States control invasive pest fruit flies by providing technical and scientific support and transferring nuclear and related technologies to ...read more
 - 27/04/2015
Unsafe food causes considerable morbidity and mortality. More than 200 diseases are spread through food contaminated with bacteria, viruses, parasites, natural toxins, pesticides, and chemical or radioactive substances. It is crucial to detect and prevent spread of food safety hazards early. This is why FAO is supporting East African ...read more
 - 08/04/2015
Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) is a highly contagious disease of sheep and goats caused by a Morbillivirus closely related to rinderpest virus and is considered to be one of the most damaging livestock diseases in Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Bearing in mind the strong negative impact that ...read more
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