FAO in Zimbabwe

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In a bid to support the development of the fisheries and aquaculture sector in the region, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), in collaboration with World Fish and the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC), hosted an aquaculture science-expert workshop, which drew fisheries and aquaculture scientists from across the SADC region.
The Italian Agency for Development Cooperation has unveiled Euro 1 million funding for an El Niño drought response project. The drought response project is being implemented by FAO, working with Government of Zimbabwe, through the Ministry of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development in Mberengwa, Zvishavane, Chivi and Mwenezi districts. 
Given the importance of both the livestock and wildlife sectors to many countries across the region, Southern Africa has been reevaluating how best to manage risks from diseases like foot and mouth disease (FMD), as well as the costs and environmental impacts of various disease management options, including veterinary fences. ...
Small ruminants, such as sheep and goats, play a significant role in the global livestock sector, particularly within developing countries where they are critical for livelihoods and food security. Sheep and goats have a direct impact on the economy and well-being of the population.
Addressing food safety problems paves the way for increased international trade as more markets open up to animal and plant products meeting international standards. One way of ensuring adherence to global food safety principles is by implementing the CODEX Alimentarius standards that ensure food is safe and can be traded.
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