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News stories

Niger and Mali work to contain the Desert Locust threat

17 July 2012, Rome ­- The Desert Locust threat to pastures and croplands in Niger and Mali is growing after swarms of the insects arrived in the north of the...

17 July 2012
FAO warns of funding gap for Sahel and Horn of Africa emergency plans

26 April 2012, Brazzaville - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today that funding gaps to assist herders, agro-pastoralists and farmers in the ongoing rainy season in the Sahel...

26 April 2012
Heads of forestry and wildlife services discuss governance and benefits of forests, trees and wildlife

16 January  2012, Accra – Heads of forestry and wildlife services from all over Africa are meeting in Cotonou,  Republic of Benin,  for the 18th Session of the FAO African...

16 January 2012
FAO State of Food and Agriculture 2010‐11 Report Africa Launch

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ethiopian Central Statistical Agency (CSA), organized the 22nd Session of African...

30 November 2011
Gambian Government Pledges $3million to develop Aquaculture

The President of the Republic of The Gambia H.E Sheikh Prof. Alhaji Yahya Jammeh has pledged three million US dollars ($3million) for the up-scaling and replication of the FAO-TCP aquaculture...

05 August 2011