Digitizing phytosanitary certificates can help prevent the spread of pests through trade in agricultural products.

Bill Gain, Shane Sela |

(C)  Diego Arias / World Bank Helena Costa, a smallholder from Sao Tome & Principe, has been investing in her family’s small agribusiness for a decade, wanting it to be more productive, more…

Diego Arias, Aira Htenas |

Also available: Français| Español  Photo: Trevor Samson / World Bank Like many, we were relieved to hear from the Government of Madagascar and WHO in November last year that the pulmonary plague…

Juergen Voegele, Tim Evans, Karin Erika Kemper |

Also available in: Español | Français  Rising obesity rates are in the headlines – with increasing recognition of the major role that agriculture and food systems play in the epidemic.  As…

Aira Htenas, Yurie Tanimichi Hoberg |

Scenes from Al Nnuhoud Livestock Market, North Kordofan where livestock is brought and traded from places nearby. Photo: Salahaldeen Nadir / World Bank When the United Nations negotiators recently…

Franck Berthe |

The concept of farm-to-fork can be complicated when it comes to meat. Fresh meat could be from the farm next door—or it could be from 10, 000 kilometers away, having just arrived on a flight from…

Miles McKenna |

A portrait of an Ebola survivor, Dr. Gassama Ibrahima at the Matam Medical Center in Conakry, Guinea on March 16, 2015. Photo © Dominic Chavez/World Bank The case for investing in pandemic…

Peter Sands |

Man in field with cattle. Pakistan. Photo: Curt Carnemark / World Bank Disease Outbreaks: A Constant Threat   The World Health Organization called for “heightened vigilance and strengthened…

Franck Berthe, Timothy Bouley, Patrick Osewe |

Today the world is celebrating “One Health Day.” Sometimes great ideas appear simple, even intuitive: the One Health concept was created to demonstrate that the health of people and animals are…

Franck Berthe |

This Op-Ed originally appeared in the China Daily, USA. A technician carries out a blood test for HIV virus at Jinan AIDS lab in East China's Shandong province on Nov 30, 2015. [Photo/IC]…

Tim Evans |