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15 Mar 2021 Ensuring plant health in a post-COVID-19 world
The 15th Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-15) - the governing body of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC)* - began meeting today to set standards to curb ....

24 Feb 2021 FAO and IAEA deepen and broaden their collaboration
The Director-Generals of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), QU Dongyu, and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Mariano Grossi, today updated and streng ....

12 Jan 2021 FAO Director-General stresses crucial role of biodiversity in combating zoonotic diseases
The Director-General welcomed the establishment by France and Germany of a High Expert Council on One Health and the PREZODE initiative, saying it embodies a “global collaborative ....

29 Nov 2020 FAO appoints Monty Don and Diarmuid Gavin as International Year of Plant Health advocates
The United Nations General Assembly declared 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health to raise global awareness on how protecting plant health can help end hunger, reduce po ....

25 Oct 2020 FAO and OIE kickstart global initiative to stop spread of deadly pig disease
As African swine fever (ASF) marches swiftly across countries affecting food security and livelihoods of some of the world’s most vulnerable populations, FAO and OIE are calling o ....

27 Sep 2020 World Rabies Day 2020
The United Against Rabies Forum, launched by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and the World Organisation for ....

22 Jul 2020 United Kingdom supports FAO"s desert locust-fighting efforts with £ 17 million contribution
The funds come via the United Kingdom's Department for International Development (DFID) and are in addition to a previous contribution of £ 8 million donated earlier this year for ....

19 Jul 2020 Global action needed now to halt spread of deadly pig disease
The escalation of the spread of African swine fever (ASF) has placed most of the world's domestic and wild pig populations under direct threat. To support countries' efforts to pr ....

04 Jun 2020 World Environment Day 2020: Healthy ecosystems are fundamental for preventing global diseases and ensuring food security
A better understanding of the role of ecosystems and biodiversity in addressing diseases and other threats to people’s lives, health, and livelihoods will enable us to overcome th ....

04 Dec 2019 FAO scales up fight against Fall Armyworm
FAO launched today a three-year Global Action for Fall Armyworm Control to scale up efforts to curb the growing spread of the invasive pest which is causing serious damage to food ....


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