Food And Agriculture Organization

OIE director general Monique Eloit said the body plans to eliminate the PPR

Goat plague hits Georgia

By Oscar Rousseau

A devastating disease, known colloquially as goat plague, has torn its way through sheep flocks in Georgia sparking international calls to tackle the "lethal" infection.

Livestock disease has been spread to areas which have been previously unaffected

UN issues warning over displaced cattle in Sudan

By Georgi Gyton

The continued conflict in South Sudan has led to the displacement of millions of cattle in what has been called a "silent emergency" by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

The Meat Price Index rose by 1.2% in August

FAO Meat Price Index up

By Georgi Gyton

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) Meat Price Index averaged 207.3 points last month – up 1.2% (2.5 points) off July’s revised value.

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Meat prices steady as food prices fall

By Carina Perkins

Global food prices have fallen for the third consecutive month, although meat prices are holding steady, according to the latest day from the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

China has implemented a new management model at Jiangcun wholesale market

New management model for China poultry market

By Carina Perkins

Chinese and global animal health experts have visited a live poultry market, which has implemented a new management model aimed at improving biosecurity to prevent animal disease.

Rinderpest research moratorium has been lifted

Rinderpest moratorium lifted

By Carina Perkins

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) have lifted the moratorium on using live rinderpest virus for approved research.