AU and FAO, Fight African Food Threat

Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 12:54
AU and FAO join efforts to combat the spread of a disease threatening Africa’s food supplies

The African Union (AU) Commission and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) have combined efforts to combat the spread of a disease that threatens Africa's food supplies.

In a press statement, the commission states that, "In this agreement the AU and FAO have agreed to work together in mobilising and coordinating activities aimed at increasing the control of animal African trypanosomiasis."

The agreement aimed to consolidate the gains made through the Pan African Tsetse and Trypanosomiasis Eradication Campaign (PATTEC), which sought to eliminate tsetse flies from the continent.

To read the article titled, “AUC, FAO fight African food threat,” click here.

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