FAO in Egypt

Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Diseases (ECTAD) - Egypt

AI Surveillance

AI surveillance plans under EPT-2 project (including laboratory and filed support) was designed in collaboration with GOVS and NLQP to integrate the active and targeted surveillance activities to address all circulating AI sub-types (H5N1, H5N8 and H9N2) at risk-based approach while maintaining early warning for virus spillover and incursion of other subtypes that are reported in other countries (H7N9, H5N6 and H5N5..etc)...


Biosecurity is a set of measures or activities designed to protect the farm from the entry and spread of diseases.

Area of Focus

FAO, through its Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Diseases (ECTAD) Unit has provided considerable technical and capacity strengthening support to the Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation (MoALR). In view of the current MERS-CoV global situation and the potential threat to Egypt, FAO has developed this project following a series of consultations with participation of national stakeholders.

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is partnering with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to implement the ‘Africa Sustainable Livestock 2050’ (ASL 2050) project. Funded by USAID, ASL 2050 builds on the evidence that in the next decades, due to rapid growth in human population, increasing consumer purchasing power and urbanization, the demand for animal source foods will grow rapidly...

Preparedness and Response

The outcome required from Preparedness and Response activities in the project is to Strengthen National Preparedness and response (P&R) to events of Public Health Significance. This was planned to be implemented through updating AI control and livelihood sustainability strategy as the base for all preparedness and control action then develop a timely action plan and SOPS for actions.