U.N. Agricultural Agency Announces Plan To End Sheep And Goat Plague
U.N. News Centre: Eliminating sheep and goat plague will boost livelihoods and nutrition, says U.N. official at conference
“The United Nations agricultural agency…outline[d] a strategy in Côte d’Ivoire [Tuesday] for the total eradication of sheep and goat plague by 2030 at an international conference that began [Tuesday] in the country’s capital, Abidjan. The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) aim to tackle the disease, known as Ovine Rinderpest — or Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) — and free hundreds of millions of rural families from one of the major risks to their food security and livelihood…” (3/31).