Daily Archives: February 7, 2017

November 2016 issue of FAO Aquaculture eBulletin

November 2016 issue of FAO Aquaculture eBulletin

The November 2016 edition of the FAO Aquaculture eBulletin covers most recent news, publications, technical workshops and projects for the period April to November 2016. Full article Information: V. Crespi…

New way to discover structures of membrane proteins

Scientists have discovered a better way to extract proteins from the membranes that encase them, making it easier to study how cells communicate with each other to create human health…

Press release: FAO/SMCP/MPEM workshop on eco-labelling of octopus in Mauritania

Press release: FAO/SMCP/MPEM workshop on eco-labelling of octopus in Mauritania

In view of the economic and social importance of the octopus fishery in Mauritania and its leading role in seafood exports from Mauritania, the SMCP (Seafood marketing and trade promotion…

Concerted action needed to stop diseases and pests from ravaging the food chain

Concerted action needed to stop diseases and pests from ravaging the food chain

A man beating a bush with a stick to show desert locusts swarming near Fada, Chad. FAO toolbox shows how prevention, early warning and preparedness can help control desert locust…

New publication online: Marine spatial planning for enhanced fisheries and aquaculture sustainability – its application in the Near East

New publication online: Marine spatial planning for enhanced fisheries and aquaculture sustainability – its application in the Near East

Meaden, G.J., Aguilar-Manjarrez, J., Corner, R.A., O’Hagan, A.M. & Cardia, F. 2016. Marine spatial planning for enhanced fisheries and aquaculture sustainability – its application…

Bacterial survival strategy: Splitting into virulent and non-virulent subtypes

Scientists have discovered a long-term epigenetic memory switch that controls different modes of bacterial virulence, a bacterial survival strategy for outsmarting the human immune response. The study sheds new…

Experts gather in Frascati for aquatic microbiology

Experts gather in Frascati for aquatic microbiology

First row: L-R seated: Dr Iddya Karunasagar (India, FAO retiree), Dr Rohana Subasinghe (Sri Lanka, FAO retiree), Dr Olga Haenen (Netherlands, Wageningen Bioveterinary Research), Dr Indrani Karunasagar (India, Nitte…

Cereal prices continue to rise, defying improved supplies

Cereal prices continue to rise, defying improved supplies

Farmers inspect rice seeds in Sierra Leone. 2 February 2017, Rome-The FAO Food Price Index rose notably in January, led by sugar and cereals, even as global markets remain…

Opportunities in FI: World Aquaculture Performance Indicators (WAPI) Internship

Download announcement and terms of reference here. Source link…

Scientists confirm dorado catfish as all-time distance champion of freshwater migrations

An international team of scientists has confirmed that the dorado catfish (Brachyplatystoma rousseauxii) of the Amazon River basin holds the record for the world’s longest exclusively freshwater fish…

National Workshop for the Development of a National Aquatic Animal Health and Biosecurity (NAAHB) Strategy, 24-27 January 2017, Suva, Fiji

National Workshop for the Development of a National Aquatic Animal Health and Biosecurity (NAAHB) Strategy, 24-27 January 2017, Suva, Fiji

Funded by the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and co-organized with the Ministry of Fisheries (MoF), the Biosecurity Agency of Fiji (BAF), the University of South Pacific (USP) and…

Spread of damaging wheat rust continues: new races found in Europe, Africa, Central Asia

Spread of damaging wheat rust continues: new races found in Europe, Africa, Central Asia

Wheat experts examine a research plot near Izmir, Turkey, affected by wheat yellow rust. 3 February 2017, Rome −  Wheat rust, a family of fungal diseases that can cause crop losses…

RUFORUM Doctoral Studies Scholarship in Agriculture and Food Science for Africans

RUFORUM Doctoral Studies Scholarship in Agriculture and Food Science for Africans

The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM3 ) Secretariat is pleased to announce the fifth round of PhD scholarships available through the German Academic Exchange Services (DAAD) funding…