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9 August 2016, Rome - Urgent action is needed to provide farming and livelihood support to 385,000 people in parts of Nigeria's northeast where food insecurity is rampant, FAO said today. The resumption of agricultural activities in these areas is of utmost priority to ensure that people can produce enough food for...
05 August 2016, Harare - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has nominated Elizabeth Mpofu from Zimbabwe as the International Year of Pulses (IYP) Special Ambassador for the region of Africa. Mpofu, while accepting the nomination in Harare on 4 August, said the campaign to have pulses...
5 August 2016, Kigali - According to Rwanda’s Demographic Health Survey (DHS) of 2015 and EICV4 conducted by the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR), 38% of Rwandan children are stunted due to chronic malnutrition. In April 2015,the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Rwanda launched a joint One UN nutrition...
 4 August, 2016, Nairobi - In Somalia, up to 931,000 people remain in “crisis” and 22,000 more in “emergency”.  In total 4.7 million people, 38 percent of the population, are acutely food insecure and struggling to meet their minimum daily food needs. Households belonging to this group remain highly vulnerable...
2 August 2016, Nairobi – FAO Special Ambassador Zero Hunger Europe, Carlo Petrini, met with Gabriel Rugalema, FAO Representative in Kenya, as part of his visit to the country (1-5 August 2016). He called on joining forces towards the provision of good, clean and fair food, while growing Kenya’s Ark...