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Averting risks to the food chain: A compendium of proven emergency prevention methods and tools

Source(s):  Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations - Headquarters (FAO)

This document presents a set of proven emergency prevention methods and tools to address the rising number of transboundary animal and plant pests and diseases. The methods show how prevention, early warning, preparedness, good food chain crisis management and good practices can improve food security and safety, save lives and livelihoods.

FAO's toolbox showcases how a multidisciplinary approach can enable a timely response including, how the use of new communication technologies can help to prevent and control transboundary threats by facilitating information exchange.

The publication showcases some of the best practices currently in use. The easy-to-use compendium is structured around four areas:

  • Intelligence and Coordination;
  • Animal Health;
  • Plant Protection;
  • Food Safety



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  • Averting risks to the food chain: A compendium of proven emergency prevention methods and tools
  • Publication date 2017
  • Number of pages 103 p.
  • ISBN/ISSN 978-92-5-109539-3

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