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25 August 2016, Nairobi - Africa is witnessing an increasing demand for rice consumption, and many countries on the continent continue to rely heavily on imports for meeting their growing rice consumption needs. This situation continues to pose serious food security challenges since rice is now recognized as a priority...
On this World Humanitarian Day, we remember our commitment to leave no one behind as we recognize our shared humanity. In North-East Nigeria, where many farming households have been unable to plant and harvest for up to three consecutive seasons, rapidly kickstarting food production and agricultural livelihoods is critical to...
18 August 2016, Windhoek - A first African Drought Conference was held under the auspices of the African Union in Windhoek, Namibia, this week, as a follow-up to the High-level Meeting on National Drought Policies (HMNDP), organized by FAO, WMO and UNCCD Secretariat, in 2013, in Geneva, Switzerland. It sheds the...
18 August 2016, Harare – Today marks the launch of widespread availability of biofortified (high nutrient) seed varieties. This is part of the Livelihood and Food Security Program (LFSP), which is funded by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID). Speaking on behalf of the Minister for Agriculture, Mechanization and...
18 August 2016 - Gambella. A project that aimed to support the energy needs of over 200 000 South Sudanese refugees in four camps and host communities has been launched by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Ethiopia’s Gambella Region.  The region currently hosts over 270 000 South Sudanese...