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26April 2016, Antananarivo– In response to a request from the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) and following a resolution of the Conference of Ministers of the IOC held in Antananarivo in May 2015, FAO is committed to provide technical support to the Regional Programme for Food Security and Nutrition (PRESAN) for...
21 April 2016, Addis Ababa - High levels of food insecurity and malnutrition affects Ethiopia’s Somali Region despite general long-term improvements in the overall food security situation of the country. The impacts of recurrent droughts, climate change, environmental degradation and insufficient livelihood options have trapped rural communities in a perpetual cycle...
21 April 2016, Lilongwe - Child labour hampers children’s education, and quite often has adverse effects on their health, safety and morals. However, not all tasks performed by children are considered child labour. Some activities may help children acquire important livelihood skills and contribute to their survival and food security. But much...
20 April 2016, Harare - “Just the thought of a drought and its effects made me shudder as the one we experienced during the 2014-2015 season left a trail of destruction among farmers. How were we expected to cope with another drought, made worse by the El Niño, as we...
20-22 April 2016, Dakar– Senegal hosted the 21stSession of the Fishery Committee for the Eastern Central Atlantic (CECAF), organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The meeting expected the participation of about 100 people from more than 20 African countries, operating in the fisheries sector, as...