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Food crises continue to strike and acute hunger intensifies
 - 22/03/2018 - A new report out today sounds the alarm regarding surging levels of acute hunger. Some 124 million people in 51 countries were affected by acute food insecurity during 2017 — 11 ...read more

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Conflicts and drought spur hunger despite strong global food supply
 - 07/12/2017 - Strong cereal harvests are keeping global food supplies buoyant, but localised drought, flooding and protracted conflicts have intensified and perpetuated food insecurity, according to the new edition of FAO's Crop ...read more
FAO helps Central Africans put weapons aside and start a new life
 - 01/12/2017 - Over 1 000 ex-fighters in the Central African Republic (CAR) have joined an FAO-supported UN initiative for disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration. The programme’s message is simple: stop partaking in violence, ...read more
Protracted conflicts causing alarming spikes in severe hunger
 - 29/07/2016 - Protracted conflicts affecting 17 countries have driven millions of people into severe food insecurity and are hindering global efforts to eradicate malnutrition, two UN agencies have warned in a report ...read more
UN agencies provide seeds, tools and food to break hunger cycle in the Central African Republic
 - 25/05/2016 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have begun providing seeds, hand tools and food to nearly 50,000 hungry farming families ...read more
Sowing seeds for change in the Central African Republic - INFOGRAPHIC
 - 07/05/2016 - Nearly 1 million people are still displaced inside CAR or seeking refuge in neighbouring countries. The number of hungry people has doubled in 1 year, as conflict and insecurity have ...read more
Planting seeds of hope in the Central African Republic
 - 03/05/2016 - Three years of conflict have left a heavy toll on the people of the Central African Republic. Nearly one million people are still uprooted. Half of the population faces hunger. ...read more
Agriculture is key to achieving lasting peace in Central African Republic
 - 18/04/2016 - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met Central African Republic President Faustin-Archange Touadera for talks that focused on rebuilding the country's agriculture sector and making it an engine for ...read more
FAO’s leader addresses UN Security Council on food and farming’s role amid conflicts
 - 29/03/2016 - Improving food security can help build sustainable peace and even ward off looming conflict, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told members of the United Nations Security Council. "We know ...read more
For families in Central African Republic, food situation dire
 - 01/03/2016 - Three years of conflict and ongoing displacements in the Central African Republic (CAR) continue to disrupt agriculture and severely constrain people’s access to food, as they struggle with the effects ...read more
Crisis–stricken farmers need urgent help to plant in the Central African Republic
 - 24/03/2015 - Farmers in the Central African Republic are in urgent need of seeds and tools for the upcoming planting season in April to prevent further deterioration of the livelihoods of vulnerable ...read more
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