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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 ....

03 Oct 2019 FAO and partners intensify efforts to help countries combat banana disease threat
FAO has launched an emergency project under its Technical Cooperation Programme to help countries in Latin America and the Caribbean fight the spread of Fusarium wilt (TR4), a fun ....

08 Aug 2019 One year on, close to 5 million pigs lost to Asia’s swine fever outbreak
Almost 5 million pigs in Asia have now died or been culled because of the spread of African swine fever (ASF), a contagious viral disease that affects domestic and wild pigs and t ....

24 Jul 2019 FAO warns of Desert Locust outbreaks in Yemen and the Horn of Africa
Desert Locust summer breeding, amplified by heavy rains, can pose a serious threat to agricultural production areas of Yemen, Sudan, Eritrea and parts of Ethiopia and northern Som ....

09 May 2019 Global food import bill set to decline amid abundant supplies
FAO’s latest Food Outlook projects worldwide food imports to drop 2.5 percent in 2019 to US$ 1.472 trillion. The current edition also has special reports on the global impact of t ....


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