FAO.org

Home > Africa > News
FAO Regional Office for Africa

News

14 November 2016, Addis-Ababa - Ethiopia has completed the most widespread and impressive seed distribution campaign ever undertaken during an emergency in the country’s history. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and over 25 NGOs and agencies reached 377 woredas across six regions with a historic 32 000 tonnes of...
17 November 2016, Rome -- Recognizing the disproportionate burden that climate change places on small island developing states (SIDS), FAO will support six African island nations in their efforts to make their agriculture more resilient to climate shocks and boost economic development, the agency said today. The $1.5 million project --...
Marrakech, 16 November 2016 - A groundbreaking map of restoration opportunities along Africa's Great Green Wall has been launched at the UN climate change conference, based on collection and analysis of crucial land-use information to boost action in Africa's drylands to increase the resilience of people and landscapes to climate change."The Great Green Wall...
16 November 2016, Gasabo district, Rwanda - Munyangeyo Themistocle was exhausted and on the verge of closing his fish farm when he first heard about the FAO-Rwanda project “Support to Enhancing Development of Commercial Aquaculture (EDCA)”. The Mulindi Village farmer ventured into aquaculture in 2013, but he lacked the basic...
15 November 2016, Victoria Falls — Addressing disease issues that are a result of the coexistence of wildlife and livestock is important to the international trade of beef.  Given the importance of both the livestock and wildlife sectors to many countries across the region, Southern Africa has been reevaluating how best to...