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Plant/Forest/Aquatic Pests and Diseases Risk

This indicator assesses the potential threat from transboundary animal and plant pests and diseases. As genetic and species diversity is lost and ecosystems are degraded, the complexity of the overall system can be compromised, making it more vulnerable and potentially creating new opportunities for disease emergence. Emerging diseases include transboundary animal and plant pests and diseases, including forest/timber pests and aquatic animal diseases. Food safety threats can have a large impact on food security, human health, livelihoods and trade. To estimate the frequency of zoonotic, vector-borne and water-borne diseases, data from the FAO’s Food Chain Crisis Early Warning Bulletin (2018-2020) was used. The purpose of the dataset is to inform of forecasted threats to animal and plant health and food safety that may have a significant impact on food and nutrition security. Please note that the source data for this indicator is only available on a country level.

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