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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...
14 January 2016, Nairobi - Eastern Africa national health systems will be boosted in 2016 to mitigate the risk of diseases to livestock and humans as the Emerging Pandemic Threats (EPT-2) program begins.  The global initiative targeting Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda and Tanzania will also support broader goals of risk assessments...
22 December 2015, Rome—Crop and livestock production prospects in Southern Africa have been weakened by the El Niño weather phenomenon that has lowered rains and increased temperatures. A reduced agricultural output would follow on last year’s disappointing season, which has already contributed to higher food prices and “could acutely impact the...
22 December 2015, Addis Ababa - Just one week after the historic COP21 Agreement, a first of its kind Media and Partnership event took place in FAO premises, in Addis Ababa, which explored FAO achievements in 2015 towards eradicating hunger and new initiatives for the coming year.  The year-end gathering was...
18 December 2015, Morocco - 165 participants from 18 countries met in Marrakesh from 18-19 December 2015 to discuss the critical condition of soils, especially in Africa. The event was organized by the Fondation OCP and INRA Morocco (National Institute for of Agricultural Research) in partnership with FAO. The final...