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News stories

Mali: Impending planting season at risk, support to agriculture critical

15 February 2013, Rome - With Mali's next agricultural season set to begin in May, there is an urgent need to help displaced farmers return to their lands and resume...

15 February 2013
Sowing the seeds of food security in South Sudan

15 January 2013, Rome - A new programme in the Republic of South Sudan is helping vulnerable farmers to improve their livelihoods by boosting the quality of the seeds used...

15 January 2013
FAO helps Darfur farmers and herders live in peace

20 December 2012, Kebkabiya, Sudan - In a field in North Darfur, farmer Salaheldin Suleiman Hilal looks pleased. He's finished harvesting his golden sorghum crop and unlike previous years he...

20 December 2012
Food security linked to peace in the Sahel - FAO Director-General

7 December 2012, Rome -  FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today that improving food security in the Sahel will contribute to peace and stability in the region. He was...

07 December 2012
African Union, FAO and Lula Institute join efforts to fight hunger in Africa

Addis Ababa, November 21, 2012 –The African Union Commission (AUC), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Instituto Lula of Brazil announced today they were joining...

21 November 2012