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Georgia may Lose Most Pigs to Swine Fever: FAO

Georgia is at risk of losing most of its pig population to African swine fever and the devastating disease could also threaten pigs in neighbouring countries, the UN food agency warned Tuesday . "There is strong evidence that the devastating pig disease African Swine Fever is widely spread ...

Georgia Hit With African Swine Fever: FAO

Georgia has been hit by African swine fever, a devastating pig disease that could also threaten neighbouring countries, the Food and Agriculture Organisation said Friday. "This is a dramatic development," said Jan Slingenbergh, senior animal health officer at the Rome-based FAO, noting tha...

Bird Flu Crisis To Inflict Tremendous Damage: FAO

Bird flu crisis is likely to last several years inflicting ‘tremendous damage’ to bird population, domestic poultry in particular//, with continuing threat of the possibility of its turning into human pandemic affecting millions, the UN food agency has warned. Giving the new assessment, the F...

Association of Peruvian Anchovy Producers Pursues MSC Certification

...ramme for wild-capture fisheries consistent with the ISEAL Code of Good Practice for Setting Social and Environmental Standards and the United Nations fao guidelines for fisheries certification. The MSC has offices in London, England; Seattle, Washington, USA; Tokyo, Japan; Sydney, Australia; The Hague, ...

USAID Provides $3.7 million to Assist with Global Food Security in Senegal

...ited Nations Food & Agricultural Organization (FAO) to provide regional coordination of food security and agriculture efforts. With this funding, fao will strengthen livelihoods and improve the nutritional status of the most vulnerable households affected by rising food prices. "USAID's assista...

Gaps In Food Safety Systems Must Be Plugged :UN

...t spate of food safety incidents. During the last 12 months, an average of up to 200 food safety incidents per month were investigated by WHO and fao to determine their public health impact. "Food safety is an issue for every country and ultimately every food consumer. All countries can benefi...

Avian Flu Seen in Others Birds too

... to person. But experts fear that if the H5N1 virus mutates it could become easily transmitted among humans, triggering a global pandemic. The fao experts said efficient veterinary services and improved private/public partnership for better surveillance and control are indispensable. Sinc...

Bird Flu: Bangladesh Situation Serious, Indian on High Alert

...rm strategy to control the deadly H5N1 strain, the fao said. Though no cases of human infection h...ll-scale comprehensive national control campaign," fao Chief Veterinary Officer Joseph Domenech said in a...ed outbreaks were the other measures suggested the fao official. Bangladesh has about 220 million...

Concern Expressed Over Poor Quality Bird Flu Vaccine Used in Nigeria

...ity and the will to apply them, he said. The fao and the World Organisation for Animal Health warn ... vaccination programmes which have been effective, fao says, but the agency says the programmes require s...accines and applying strict monitoring procedures, fao officials said in a statement after a mission to t...

FAO Says Biofuels Threatening Food Security

...and the poorest, which will import most, will pay an extra 10 percent", the fao report said Thursday. It noted that prices of secondary cereals and...x percent more than 2006, but will barely meet demand, it said. The fao Genetic Resource Commission during their June 11-15 meeting is scheduled to...

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USAID Provides $5M in Emergency Support as Swine Flu Spreads

...ation with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). To help track transmission of H1N1 in the swine population, USAID is also supporting fao efforts to conduct animal surveillance in Mexico and other parts of Central America. USAID has also offered to provide 900,000 sets of personal protec...
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Grippe

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Endemic

...s very low. ... VHL gene mutation is endemic on Ischia ... Weeds should be regarded as farmers' natural enemy No. 1. They cause some $95 ... fao initiates debate on declaration for World Summit on Food Security ... ... which a measles virus is identified that is not endemic in the Uni...
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FAO/IAEA Symposium to address animal production and health

...ng: Werner Burkart , IAEA Deputy Director General and head of the agency's Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications; Modibo Traore , fao Assistant Director-General, Agriculture and Consumer Protection Department; and Gottfried Brem , Chair of Animal Breeding Genetics, Veterinary Uni...

Biofuels boom could fuel rainforest destruction, Stanford researcher warns

...ssment, an initiative that dates back to 1946. The fao releases a new global assessment every 10 years. ...e examined more than 600 satellite images from the fao and other organizations, and noticed a clear trend... the pathway of expanding biofuel cropland." The fao is in the process of collecting and interpreting t...

University of Leicester professor adds new perspective to rainforest debate

... Space Research Institute (INPE) to speak at the conference about his work on monitoring forest biomass using remote sensing. According to a recent fao report (the Forest Resources Assessment 2005), Brazil had the world's largest deforested area between 1990 and 2005. The country lost over 42 million ...

World Food Day brings attention to food security around the globe

...king; consider World Food Day the "annual meeting" for hunger activists fao advises that many events are already planned for this day. To learn how you...as. The list can be found at http://www.worldfooddayusa.org/?id=11389 . fao will also be holding a teleconference. This year's program will examine the...

Economic value of insect pollination worldwide estimated at 153 billion euros

... crops used for food, the study just published in ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS uses fao and original data to calculate the value of the pollinator contribution to ...for human food that year. Three main crop categories (following fao terminology) were particularly concerned ; fruits and vegetable were especi...

US Patent Office rejects company's claim for bean commonly grown by Latin American farmers

...tual property claims regarding plant materials do not falsely seek to privatize materials already in widespread use. The challenge was endorsed by the fao and the Genetic Resource Policy Committee of the CGIAR. ...

Killer fungus spells disaster for wheat

...there for 30 years. We know it changed the winds, says Wafa Khoury of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome, because desert locusts the fao had been tracking in Yemen blew north towards Iran instead of northwest as expected. We think it may have done that to the rust spores. This means, sh...

No convincing evidence for decline in tropical forests

...ported cleared in the previous 10 years. Even if you take enormous care, as fao does, I argue that large errors are inevitable if you produce global estima...ntries. This has important implications for the many scientists who rely on fao data. Since errors in national statistics are higher for forests in the ...

Report: African, Asian, Latin American farm animals face extinction

...in the right direction,? said Ser. The international community is beginning to appreciate the seriousness of this loss of livestock genetic diversity. fao is leading inter-governmental processes to better manage these resources. These negotiations will take time to bear fruit. Meanwhile, some activities ...

Triple threat: World fin trade may harvest up to 73 million sharks per year

...een exceeded in some cases." The United Nations fao compiles catch records for sharks and other fish, ...mitted from member countries. Where possible, the fao attempts to verify the accuracy of the figures, bu...fish and thus not be recognizable as sharks in the fao records. "Due to the low value of shark meat ...
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Avian influenza

...uenza among poultry workers in China ... Reassortment between avian H5N1 and human H3N2 influenza viruses in ferrets: a ... According to the fao Avian Influenza Disease Emergency Situation Update, H5N1 ... Avian influenza viruses that cause HPAI are highly virulent, and mortality rates ...
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