FAO.org

Home > Africa > News
FAO Regional Office for Africa

News

1 February 2016, Addis Ababa/Accra – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is set to invest in securing women’s rights to land and other productive resources, developing their capacity to boost food production and creating more wealth for family farmers, while preventing and minimizing food losses and...
25 January 2016, Sierra Leone - The outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease has a multi-sectoral adverse impact in Sierra Leone, including on agriculture, which is one of the major income generating sector in the country. The outbreak caused the disruption of farming activities, the closure of periodic markets, price...
21-22 January, Lukenya, Kenya--Pastoralists across Eastern and Southern Africa face a long list of threats: conflicts and violence, blocked migration routes, the expansion of farming into the best grazing areas, a lack of services such as schools and health care. Now the region’s herders are getting organized to deal with...
20 January 2016, Madagascar -- Madagascar is currently the 5th worldwide among countries most exposed to risks due to climate change and the first country in Africa exposed. For 30 years since 1980, natural hazards including droughts, earthquakes, epidemics, floods, cyclones and extreme temperatures, caused economic damage of more than...
15 January 2016, Rome - The strongest El Niño weather episode in the last several decades has caused repeated crop failure, decimated livestock herds and driven some 10.2 million people across Ethiopia into food insecurity, FAO reported today as it presented its emergency response plan to urgently protect livestock and rebuild crop production...