Eradication of the tsetse fly Glossina palpalis gambiensis from the Niayes in Senegal

             Best Sustainable Development Practices on Food Security - EXPO Milano 2015

Eradication of the tsetse fly Glossina palpalis gambiensis from the Niayes in Senegal The gold medal goes to Africa, with 7 winning projects, followed by Asia with 6, the Americas with 3 and Europe with 2. This is the geographic distribution of the 18 "Best Sustainable Development Practices on Food Security" selected for Expo Milano 2015 by an International Selection Committee (ISC) through an International Call that closed on 31 October 2014. The announcement was made by Prince Albert of Monaco, president of the ISC, and Maurizio Martina, the Italian Minister of Agriculture, Food and Forestry Policies, and Vice President of the ISC.

The Call is part of the "Feeding Knowledge" programme, which aims to raise awareness and disperse the best scientific solutions in terms of food security and sustainable development, so that they can become a model for all nations of the world in environmental, social and productive terms.

Eradication of the tsetse fly Glossina palpalis gambiensis from the Niayes in Senegal Of the 749 proposals admitted to the final evaluation process, five projects – in Mongolia, Niger, Guatemala, Tanzania and Italy – will be shown in a film produced by Expo Milano 2015, while another 13 will be illustrated through photo stories.

These film and photo stories will be seen by millions of visitors of Expo Milano 2015 in Pavilion Zero, the largest thematic Pavilion in Expo history, developed in collaboration with the United Nations.

Eradication of the tsetse fly Glossina palpalis gambiensis from the Niayes in Senegal The Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture is proud to congratulate its counterpart, Dr Baba M. Sall, Directorate of Veterinary Services of Senegal, and the various national and international collaborators, on the selection of the proposal "Eradication of the tsetse fly Glossina palpalis gambiensis from the Niayes in Senegal" among the 18 "Best Sustainable Development Practices on Food Security".

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