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2 December 2014, Rome/Accra - Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the countries hardest hit by the Ebola epidemic, will each receive $500 000 to help curb the potentially devastating impact of the disease on food security and on the livelihoods of farmers and others in rural areas. The $1.5 million grant comes from the Africa Solidarity...
30 November 2014, Rome - Thirteen countries today won recognition from FAO for outstanding progress in fighting hunger, an achievement which includes reaching international targets ahead of the end-of-2015 deadline. Brazil, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Gabon, the Gambia, Iran, Kiribati, Malaysia, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, the Philippines and Uruguay are the...
There are over 35 million livestock in South Sudan, including 11 million cows and 25 million goats and sheep combined. Livestock is the largest form of social capital for most of the population and the importance of animal health links directly to food production and food security. Since the onset of...
The preliminary results of recent impact assessments on food security of Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone – the three countries most affected by the Ebola virus disease outbreak – were recently made available. The key finding is that Ebola is the main shock that has affected the agricultural...
27 November 2014, Luanda - The fisheries sector plays a very important role in the Angolan economy, as do agriculture and forestry. Taken together, they are a source of livelihood for about 85 percent of the population. Food security issues remain of paramount concern in the country, as about 80...