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Strengthening resilience in Mali
 - 06/02/2019 - In Mali, many agropastoral households in the central regions – Mopti and Ségou – have suffered from the impact of socio-political crisis in northern Mali. This has triggered tensions among ...read more

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1 million water cisterns give hope to Sahelian  farmers
 - 17/01/2019 - Efficient and sustainable management of water resources is a priority to improve the resilience of vulnerable communities. The “1 million cisterns for the Sahel” initiative promotes simple and cost-effective rainwater ...read more
The resilience of beneficiaries in Senegal has improved thanks to animal feed distribution
 - 27/11/2018 - In the Louga region of in northern Senegal, pastoralists value FAO’s intervention that has provided 14 400 vulnerable pastoral households with a total of 1 540 tonnes of animal feed ...read more
Diagnosis of animal diseases improved with laboratory renovated by FAO in Guinea
 - 19/11/2018 - The Central Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Conakry, Guinea was officially inaugurated on 14 November 2018, following renovations by FAO, funded by the United States Agency for International Development. The recent ...read more
Raising awareness of zoonotic diseases to ensure safe meat
 - 16/11/2018 - Insanitary conditions in abattoirs and unsafe sale of meat for human consumption in markets is a major issue of concern in Ghana. In order to improve the safety of meat ...read more
Preparing for potential avian influenza outbreaks in Mali and Senegal
 - 15/11/2018 - The threat of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) infection is present in Mali and Senegal. To prepare for the emergence of potential HPAI outbreaks, FAO’s Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal ...read more
World Rabies Day WhatsApp group mobilizes veterinarians
 - 14/11/2018 - A total of 10 000 dogs were vaccinated as part of a mass campaign on World Rabies Day (28 September) in Senegal. This five-fold increase on last year was thanks ...read more
Goats help power the engine of recovery for women in northeastern Nigeria
 - 11/09/2018 - The Kanyi, a local name for Sahel breed of goat, admired for its delicate legs and striking hair often reddish brown, has long been the dominant breed among the women ...read more
UN food agency chiefs pledge to redouble efforts to reduce poverty and hunger in the Sahel
 - 17/08/2018 - The heads of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) today pledged to increase ...read more
UN agencies boost capacities, strengthen partnerships to improve nutrition in northeastern Nigeria
 - 02/08/2018 - Humanitarian actors supporting conflict-affected communities in northeastern Nigeria recently completed a three-day workshop on improving coordination and accountability for enhanced nutrition among crisis-affected populations in the Region.  Supported by the Government of Nigeria, ...read more
Nuru becomes African farmers’ newest ally against Fall Armyworm
 - 25/06/2018 - The United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization and Pennsylvania State University joined forces to develop and launch an innovative, talking app - Nuru - to help African farmers recognize Fall ...read more
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