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Dakar/Accra, 23 June 2016 – Massive population displacements and insecurity in the Lake Chad basin are putting livelihoods and food security at high risk. In northeast Nigeria alone, the impact of the conflict on agriculture is estimated at USD 3.7 billion due to livestock losses and reduced agricultural production, destruction...
23 June 2016, Rome - Cape Verde joined the Port State Measures Agreement today, as President Jorge Carlos Fonseca personally delivered his country’s ratification papers for the treaty to FAO in a visit to Rome. FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva lauded that as “excellent news” and invited the head of...
21 June 2016, Zanzibar – The Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar in partnership with the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have launched a US$ 3.2 million aquaculture project that will run for three years. The initiative will see the development...
20 June 2016, Ethiopia - The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is implementing a progressive control program against Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) in the lowlands of Ethiopia. Under the EU funded-project “Pursuing Pastoral Resilience through improved animal health service delivery in pastoral areas of Ethiopia”, efforts aiming at building...
20 June 2016, Addis Ababa – FAO and the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) jointly organized a two-day workshop in the Ethiopian capital to discuss the potentials, challenges and opportunities for the set-up of an African Centre of Best Practices (ACBP) to serve as a platform for promoting and catalyzing...