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2 April 2015, Abidjan - High-level authorities from 15 countries on Thursday pledged to collaborate on a global plan to wipe out forever the devasting animal disease known as ‘Peste des petits ruminants’ by 2030, a lethal plague for goats and sheep and the scourge of rural households in vast...
1 April 2015, Bamako/Rome - The government of Mali and FAO have launched the implementation phase of a $5 million project aimed at restoring the livelihoods of households affected by the armed conflicts and climate change in the northern part of the country. The move was announced by Mali's Minister...
31 March 2015, Abidjan, Ivory Coast - The world can definitively stamp out a plague that devastates sheep and goats, freeing hundreds of millions of rural families from one of the major risks to their food security and livelihood. FAO and the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) will outline a...
25 March 2015, Johannesburg - The New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), today launched a 4-year project that aims to create decent employment opportunities for young women and men in rural areas, through the development of rural enterprises in...
Liberia, 25 March 2015. Jeffery Manwean lives in Sehyikimpa in Nimba County, Liberia. He lost eight members of his family and was unable to harvest his crops because of Ebola. “My second daughter visited Ganta [Ebola hotspot] just south of the Guinea border for two weeks, against my advice. She...