In the post-eradication era, rinderpest virus containing materials are found in more than 24 laboratories worldwide posing risk of reintroduction. This video shows FAO supporting countries in the process of destruction and sequestration of the virus and advocates for the same practice in other member countries.
Video transcript Video shows footage of people eating fast food Video shows Sian Williams in a shop Sian Williams, Science writer, Global Food Security programme Overconsumption is a state in which food intake exceeds individual food requirements providing an excess supply of nutrients and energy which can result in malnutrition. At the Global Food Security […]
Video transcript Video shows a collection of farming, village and city landscape photos in China. Voice of Geoff Tansey, food writer and consultant Will China build on its long-term sustainable farming systems, such as these famous rice terraces in Yunnan, or abandon them? That’s the question I’ve found myself pondering about since my most recent […]
Getting agricultural information to smallholder farmers can help improve food security. BBSRC-funded PhD student Andrew Tock explores ‘plant clinics’ in Uganda where farmers can receive objective and impartial advice on how to best treat their crops to protect them from pests.
In December 2012 a serious outbreak of armyworms began rampaging across Zambia, infecting almost 100,000 hectares of agricultural land. As of Jan 2013, the insects had spread to five other countries.
In this video diary, Professor Kenneth Wilson of Lancaster University reports on his trip to Zambia to meet the country’s Vice President Dr Guy Scott. Wilson advised him on new research funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) that uses a natural virus that can be produced locally, so the use of expensive imported chemical pesticides could be reduced or eliminated entirely.