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UK gives FAO £16m to improve agricultural statistics

UK gives FAO £16m to improve agricultural statistics

By Melodie Michel

The UK's Department for International Development (DFID) has donated £16m ($25m) to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), supporting a global initiative to improve agricultural statistics.

Egyptian FMD outbreak requires “urgent action”, says FAO

Egyptian FMD outbreak requires “urgent action”, says FAO

By Melodie Michel

An outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in Egypt, which has killed an estimated 4,658 animals, with a further 40,222 suspected cases, is threatening food security in North Africa and the Middle East, the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation...

FAO campaigns against fraudulent farm drugs

FAO campaigns against fraudulent farm drugs

By Melodie Michel

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is campaigning for a pharmaceutical standard on Animal African Trypanosomosis drugs to be implemented in regions affected by the fatal livestock disease.

UK-South Africa trade to resume

UK-South Africa trade to resume

By Melodie Michel

UK red meat exporters are in talks with South African companies to resume trade between the two countries after a 15-year ban was lifted in May 2011.

OIE calls for bank support of FMD campaign

OIE calls for bank support of FMD campaign

By Melodie Michel

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) will ask banks to fund a global campaign to control foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) at its next conference on the topic.

SAC Dr Alan Renwick presenting the report at the Oxford Farming Conference

World agricultural power in the balance

By Melodie Michel

Power in the world’s meat market is expected to stay concentrated in Europe and North America despite growing pressure from emerging economies, a new report shows.