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Innovative digital solutions to support control of Foot-and-Mouth Disease


Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) is a transboundary animal disease (TAD) notorious for its ability to severely affect, and indeed disrupt, regional and international trade in animals and animal products. In FMD-endemic countries, which are usually developing countries, the disease threatens food security and the livelihoods of smallholders, and prevents animal husbandry sectors from developing their economic potential.

Workforce development of veterinary services and animal health professionals is key for early detection, effective management and progressive control of FMD. This information sheet presents the work done by the European Commission for the Control of Foot-and-Mouth Disease (EuFMD) to promote the establishment of regional Virtual Learning Centres (VLCs), in collaboration with FAO Regional and Subregional Offices.

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