Outbreaks of #PPR (goat & sheep plague) fell by two-thirds in recent years.
The decrease of the highly contagious animal disease is due to the impact of vaccination campaigns in over 50 countries.
Challenges remain but PPR eradication is in sight.
🦗🦗This time last year, swarms of desert locusts began spreading to countries in the Horn of Africa, devastating crops and people’s livelihoods.
🎙️One year on we ask @FAO Keith Cressman if we are winning the fight 👉
News: Eradication of Peste des petits ruminants ( #PPR) disease (sheep & goat plague) in sight
Outbreaks of the highly contagious animal disease fell by two-thirds in recent years-raising hopes for meeting the global eradication goal by 2030
#Biodiversity key for combating zoonotic diseases
COVID-19 highlighted the close links between human, animal & environmental health, in a context of increased human-livestock-wildlife contacts & ecosystem degradation-@FAODG
Numerous immature swarms formed in eastern Ethiopia & central Somalia during December, which moved to southern Ethiopia, reaching northern Kenya.
More swarms will arrive.
Check the latest #DesertLocust Watch report👉🏾
📻 Radio is one of the most far-reaching and popular tools of communication in #Somalia.
Learn more about how @FAO uses this medium to provide Somali's with information on good agricultural practices, livestock, fisheries and nutrition.
Better investment in food & #ag leads to more efficient & equitable food systems as well as greater resilience in the face of #climatechange and other shocks.
Mohamed Manssouri, Director of @FAOInvest, discusses the Centre’s work and expansion plans.
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