FAO Food & Agriculture Organization [to 24 May 2014]

FAO Food & Agriculture Organization [to 24 May 2014]

FAO and OIE boost collaboration on animal health
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) today pledged to step up their existing collaboration to control animal disease, ensure the safety of food from animal origin and promote safe trade.

MERS Coronavirus: Stepped up research into role of camels and other animals urged
Expert meeting in Oman leads to guidance on investigating transmission routes and stemming spread of the disease.

FAO responds to devastating flooding in the Balkans
In response to recent devastating floods affecting Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia as well as Croatia, FAO is assessing the potentially extensive damage to livestock, crops and rural infrastructure. The Serbian government has already indicated that agriculture is among the hardest hit sectors.

FAO urges global commitment to tackle world’s nutrition challenges
FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today called on countries to put nutrition high on their national and international agendas, and to take a lead role in the upcoming Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2).

South Sudan facing risk of famine
South Sudan is at a risk of famine unless humanitarian assistance is provided now, FAO Deputy Director-General for Operations Dan Gustafson told a humanitarian pledging conference for the country in Oslo.

Report highlights growing role of fish in feeding the world
More people than ever before rely on fisheries and aquaculture for food and as a source of income, but harmful practices and poor management threaten the sector’s sustainability, says a new FAO report published today.