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SOUTH AFRICA: Foot-and-mouth disease threatens communal farmers | IRIN Africa

JOHANNESBURG, 14 March 2011 IRIN – Officials in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal Province are struggling to contain the first major outbreak of foot-and-mouth FMD disease in more than a decade.

The outbreak, confirmed by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries DAFF on 3 March, has already proved costly for the commercial farming sector and could be even more devastating to small-scale farmers.

Read more here: IRIN Africa | SOUTH AFRICA: Foot-and-mouth disease threatens communal farmers | South Africa | Early Warning | Food Security.

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