In a bid to reach farmers quickly and easily, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has recently released a Youtube video with fruitful awareness-raising messages for rural women and farmers.
The latest video shows a brief report about how FAO is working to provide the people of the countryside in Egypt with the needed knowledge to eliminate the pandemics and overcome issues and barriers caused by the avian influenza pandemic, including safety procedures and hygiene regulations.
The video also highlights the contribution of the FAO’s Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Diseases (ECTAD) to efforts to combat the Animal-Human Interface and Infectious Disease.
Through ECTAD's programs, many rural farmers and women, who are raising chickens on the rooftop of their house, have received technical and logistics support, according to FAO officials.
The program also was supported by awareness campaigns on the safe slaughter methods and approaches for birds in all parts of Egypt.
"ECTAD's strategy is not about developing and enhancing capacities, but it aims to improve the performance of doctors and their abilities as well," the director of the reference laboratory for the center of production the planarity Amal Saeed said.