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 - 01/04/2015
Peste des petits ruminants (PPR), a highly contagious viral disease affecting sheep and goats, causes a staggering USD 1.45 billion to USD 2.1 billion in losses each year. Since it was first identified in Côte d’Ivoire in 1942, PPR has spread to around 70 countries in Africa, the Middle East ...read more
 - 20/03/2015
The increase in emergence of new pathogens and spread of transboundary animal diseases (TADs) in countries around the worldposes a serious and continuing menace to livestock production, food security and the entire food chain. TADs can have significant negative impact on the economy, trade, food security and food safety of countries. ...read more
 - 19/02/2015
An ongoing locust plague is threatening the livelihoods and food security of 13 million people in Madagascar. To address this major issue, the Ministry of Agriculture of Madagascar and FAO developed a “Three-year emergency Programme in response to the locust plague” comprising three successive locust campaigns (2013–2016).
 - 11/02/2015
The Desert Locust (Schistocerca gregaria) is considered the most dangerous of all migratory pest species in the world. It threatens people’s livelihoods, food security, the environment and economic development. It can easily affect more than 65 of the world’s poorest countries. It can reproduce rapidly, migrate long distances and devastate crops ...read more
 - 12/06/2014
Wheat is a source of food and livelihoods for over 1 billion people in developing countries. A major staple food crop in many countries, it is an important source of nutrition, providing on average 40 percent of per capita calorie intake. Drought, floods and diseases severely affect wheat production. Exacerbated by ...read more
 - 22/05/2012
Billions of dollars could be saved by stepping up prevention and control of high impact animal diseases, plant pests and diseases and food safety incidents, some of which pose a direct or indirect threat to human health and the environment. These threats invariably impact negatively people’s livelihoods, food security and economic ...read more
 - 07/02/2012
Good Emergency Management Practice: The Essentials - A guide to preparing for animal health emergencies is one of FAO’s GEMP publications, focused on preparedness. Planning for emergency disease eradication or control programmes cannot be left until a disease outbreak has occurred. An animal disease emergency can have serious socio-economic consequences. If ...read more
 - 10/03/2008
Wheat, grown on more than 200 million hectares of land worldwide, is a source of food and livelihoods for over one billion people in developing countries. This important commodity has been greatly affected by recent soaring food prices. Wheat prices have doubled in the last year, largely as a result ...read more
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