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African countries share drought resilience initiatives

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 23 October 2012 – Fifteen countries from Africa’s most drought prone regions are meeting in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa to share practices on how to best...

23 October 2012
FAO, Somalia's President commit to ending food crisis

Mogadishu, Somalia, 16 October 2012 – Somalia’s newly elected President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has said his government will work with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to prioritize reviving Somalia’s agricultural...

16 October 2012
Equatorial Guinea president pledges $30 million to African solidarity fund

New York/Accra, 8 October 2012 - Equatorial Guinea will contribute $30 million to a newly created Trust Fund for Food Security in Africa to help reduce hunger in Africa, the...

08 October 2012
Investing in youth makes business sense

4 October 2012, Accra - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations is calling for increased opportunity for youth in agriculture and agri-business in Africa. With 200 million...

04 October 2012
Joint statement from FAO, IFAD and WFP on international food prices

In a joint statement, FAO, IFAD and WFP call for swift, coordinated international action on high food prices. They say action is urgently needed not only on the immediate issue...

04 September 2012