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GF-TADs Strategy for 2021–2025

Enhancing control of transboundary animal diseases for global health: summary










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    GF-TADs Strategy for 2021–2025
    Enhancing control of transboundary animal diseases for global health
    2021
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    Since 2004, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) have cooperated in the Global Framework for the Progressive Control of Transboundary Animal Diseases (GF-TADs) to reduce the threat from transboundary animal diseases (TADs) to food security, livelihoods and safe trade. The GF-TADs is a coordination mechanism established to safeguard its Members from repeated incursions of infectious animal disease epidemics, to enhance safe trade in animals and animal products, and to improve food and nutrition security by reducing the damaging effects of TADs. To reach these long-term goals, the GF-TADs Strategy for 2021−2025 aims to enhance the control of TADs through the establishment of priority TADs strategies at the regional and sub-regional level, by developing the capacity to prevent and control TADs, and by improving the sustainability of priority TADs strategies through multi-disciplinary partnerships. The ultimate goals of the global strategy are to improve food security and nutrition, to reduce poverty and to enhance safe trade in livestock and animal products by reducing repeated incursions and the further spread of infectious disease epidemics. The GF-TADs Strategy was developed through a ‘Theory of Change’ model and is described as a series of objectives. Chapters describe the management of the GF-TADs Strategy, resource mobilization and a framework for monitoring and evaluation, with clear indicators. In addition, the strategy provides an overview of the GF-TADs governance model and its global priority diseases.
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    FAO Sub-Regional Priority Framework for the Countries of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf and Yemen(SNGPF) 2012
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    The FAO Sub-regional Office for the Countries of the Cooperation Council of the Arab States of the Gulf and Yemen (SNG) covers Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirate and Yemen. The SNG is a very arid Sub-region, and water is the scarcest factor of production. Despite the several challenges facing the agriculture, natural resources and rural development in the Sub-region, the SNG countries attach high priority to the development and modernization of their food, agricultur al, livestock and fisheries sectors. Agriculture including crop and animal production and fishing represents a way of living to a sizable portion of the population in several parts of these countries and contributes significantly to the economic diversification, rural settlement, poverty reduction and social stability in the Sub-region. While the SNG countries have no foreign exchange limitation to fund the Sub-region’s food imports (with the exception of Yemen), they face immense challenges to achieve the goals of its member countries managing and using its natural resources in an environmentally sustainable manner while addressing the pressing issues of food security, reducing poverty, combating desertification and enhancing rural development .In general, the Sub-region faces the following overall common challenges of: (1) Sustainable management of limited and environmentally-sensitive natural resources including saving water and protecting soils, natural vegetation and biodiversity , preserving the fisheries potential, and rehabilitation including trans-boundary diseases; (2) Sustainable availability of safe and nutritional food including the challenges of increasing food supply only based on comparative advantage and water availability, enhancing food quality and safety, managing the quantity and prices risks, diversifying the offer of food and harnessing the SNG comparative advantages; (3) Agriculture as engine for economic diversification, rural settlement, poverty redu ction and social stability; and (4) Climate changes. The SNGPF aims at translating the FAO global strategies and the Regional Strategic Priorities Framework into sub-regional priority areas and actions for achieving the Summits’ objective of halving the undernourished by 2015 in the SNG. The SNGPF takes into consideration the Sub-region’s characteristics, needs, challenges and aspirations; and proposes sub-regional inter-disciplinary priority areas for sustainable food security, agricultural and rural development. Thus, the SNGPF intends to: (1) Streamlining the functions of the Sub-regional Office for the Gulf States and Yemen in line with the regional and corporate FAO Reform and Vision; (2) Adapting FAO’s global strategies into a regional and sub-regional setting; (3) Assisting member countries in highlighting strategic priority areas in line with MDGs; and (4) Highlighting areas where the Sub-regional Office for the Gulf States and Yemen (SNG) has comparative advantage for inter-di sciplinary work.
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    From reacting to preventing pandemics: Building Animal Health Wildlife Systems for One Health in East Asia and Pacific
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    2022
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    Investing in One Health – cross-sectoral, multidisciplinary coordination and collaboration across the human health, animal health, and environmental health sectors – is crucial for maintaining healthy agricultural and food systems and addressing global health security risks. Such action can reduce the threat of future pandemics through upstream preventive actions, early detection, and agile responses to zoonotic and emerging infectious diseases outbreaks, coupled with measures for promoting food safety, includinganti-microbial resistance. This regional review, conducted jointly by the World Bank and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, assesses the socioeconomic impacts of zoonotic diseases and epidemics across the East Asia and Pacific region, providing a background on why emerging infectious diseases are occurring more frequently in this region. This review looks at the benefits of using a risk-based approach, assesses the management of animal and wildlife health and the ability to identify and respond to emerging threats and protect the health, agricultural production, and ecosystem services. It provides recommendations on priority activities to be undertaken, and offers governments and their development partners the evidence and analysis needed to make more and better investments in wildlife systems and animal health to improve global health security.

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