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FAO in the field, 2006
In 2006 Turkish authorities fought and won a battle to save Europe from invasion by a new strain of foot-and-mouth disease, thanks to a €4.5 million FAO-EU project aimed at fighting the virus on Europe's perimeter.
The Government of Viet Nam decided early on to make the fight against bird flu priority number one. Many veterinary experts today consider Viet Nam one of the most successful countries when it comes to containing the H5N1 bird flu virus.
It has been almost ten years since the H5N1 bird flu virus was first isolated from a goose in China, and people are still dying from the disease while the deadly virus has spread to wild birds and poultry farms across Africa, Asia and Europe.
Rural communities in Mindanao, Philippines, are coming back to life after decades of conflict with help from an FAO project funded by the Government of Japan.
An FAO project financed by the European Union, its main donor in DR Congo, is helping 95 000 of the most vulnerable rural families in North and South Kivu provinces get back on their feet.
As Caribbean agriculture recovers from two of the most destructive hurricane seasons on record, the question remains: are they ready for the next big hurricane?
From the Southern Ocean to the North Sea, illegal fishing is undermining sound resource management and hurting fishing-dependent communities. FAO is organizing a series of workshops to help port authorities around the world clamp down on the problem.
Despite a winemaking tradition that dates back several thousand years, Georgia’s greatest liquid asset – today wine is the country’s third biggest export – is at risk, threatened by counterfeiting and the wine sector’s failure to diversify its markets.
Tuvalu, one of the world's smallest countries, is facing a plague of coconut-eating rats. But help is on the way from FAO.
FAO is working with local authorities and communities in Cameroon to promote the sustainable use of mangroves and preserve the country’s fragile coastal ecosystems.
FAO commemorates International Women's Day with profiles of women's determination and achievement from Nigeria.
One year ago a peace accord ended Sudan’s 21-year civil war. With more than two million people expected to return to Southern Sudan, the next battle may be over land. But an FAO project is helping local authorities tackle the land tenure issue.