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FAO backs prevention of shrimp disease

Update: March, 26/2012 - 10:05

HA NOI — The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has agreed to support a one-year project worth US$500,000 to control the spread of a particular shrimp disease.

According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the fund will be used to employ international and domestic consultants, buy new breeding shrimps and pay for equipment and lab activities to find out causes of the disease.

The FAO will also help improve biological safety in shrimp farming, complete instructions for urgent situations and develop a strategy to manage aquatic products.

In recent months, the disease breakout became serious, especially in southern provinces. It has affected 30,000 shrimp farming families. — VNS

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