Tag archive for ‘FAO’
By The Dispatch On Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Yemen on the brink of famine: UN calls for food assistance and food production assistance combo

A combination of food assistance and food production assistance is the only way to avoid famine in conflict-ridden Yemen where two-thirds of the population – 17 million people – are suffering from severe More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, July 1st, 2014
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UN ranks ‘Top 10’ food borne parasites with release of new guidelines

1 July 2014, Rome – A “Top Ten” list identifying the food-borne parasites of greatest global concern has been released today, and new guidelines are being developed to control them. The parasites More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, April 14th, 2014

Spread of banana fungal disease, Fusarium wilt, concerns UN agency

PRESS RELEASE The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is warning countries to step up monitoring, reporting and prevention of one of the world’s most destructive banana diseases, Fusarium More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, January 9th, 2014

World dairy and meat prices hit record highs in 2013: FAO

PRESS RELEASE The FAO Food Price Index averaged 206.7 points in December, nearly unchanged from the previous month, with a sharp increase in dairy prices and high meat values balancing out a steep decline in sugar More...

By Robert On Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

FAO lifts moratorium on using rinderpest for approved research

A moratorium on using live rinderpest virus for approved research has been lifted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). Rinderpest outbreak More...

By Robert On Saturday, April 6th, 2013

UN food security agency: China bird flu outbreak requires strong biosecurity measures

In response to the outbreak of H7N9 human avian influenza in China during recent weeks, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) says strong biosecurity measures are needed, according to More...

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