Mona Chaya
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Dr. Mona S. Chaya is currently the Senior Coordinator of the Food Chain Crisis Management Framework at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. She worked 13 years in the humanitarian field with FAO on agricultural rehabilitation and livelihoods resilience in countries affected by wars and natural disasters (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Burundi, Afghanistan, Uganda, Sri Lanka, Lebanon, Philippines, Moldova, and Myanmar). In addition to her current responsibilities as Senior Coordinator for Food Chain Crises in FAO since 2009, she is a member of the FAO renewal core team for the new strategic objective ‘Increase the resilience of livelihoods to threats and crises’ of the new strategic framework.

Prior to this, she worked in research at the ICARDA, Aleppo, Syria. Ms. Chaya holds an MSc in Agronomy and a PhD in Plant Molecular Biology.

Averting Risks to the Food Chain

FAO published a toolkit with various methods and tools to prevent animal and plant pests and diseases, including aquatic diseases and forest pests, and food safety incidents in various situations and at various levels.