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22 March 2022
To contain the spread of lumpy skin disease (LSD) in cattle, Indonesia’s Ministry of Agriculture has launched a mass vaccination programme in the province of Riau, with the support of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and other partners. 
16 March 2022
The establishment of the Sub-Committee was agreed upon in 2020 by the Committee on Agriculture (COAG), one of FAO’s Governing Bodies providing overall policy and regulatory guidance on issues relating to agriculture (including livestock), food safety, nutrition, rural development and natural resource management. The Sub-Committee on Livestock, comprising...
15 March 2022
 “We have made great strides to advance action on the ground,” said FAO Deputy Director-General Maria Helena Semedo. “What’s also very important is that the One Health approach is now well-anchored on the international agenda in major fora such as the G7, G20, the Global Health...
10 December 2021
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today called on donors and Members to increase funding to fight Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR), which the United Nations agency,  together with the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), aims to eradicate by 2030.
27 November 2021
Keith Sumption, FAO’s Chief Veterinary officer, did his doctoral research decades ago in southern Africa, at a time when veterinary medicines to maintain livestock health were available only a few days out of each year. Today the problem is not availability but the wide use of these drugs, and therefore...
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