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FAO Emergency Prevention System for Transboundry Animals and Plant Pest Diseases (EMPRES)


In 1994, FAO established the Emergency Prevention System for Transboundary Animal and Plant Pests and Diseases, or EMPRES. A key component of EMPRES is the Global Rinderpest Eradication Programme (GREP). Under the programme, large tracts of Asia and Africa were freed from rinderpest (RP). The world’s last confirmed case of RP was seen in 2001 in the Somali ecosystem.

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