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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

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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
Two FAO projects benefit from Belgium’s innovation funding
 - 14/06/2018 - FAO is further developing a monitoring, early-warning and risk-mapping system to help farmers manage an invasive species in Africa, and roll out solar energy projects for farmers in Gaza, as ...read more
Sweden supports drought-stricken farmers and herders in the Sahel
 - 31/05/2018 - Sweden, through the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), will support drought-stricken farmers and herders in the Sahel, with a focus on Burkina Faso and Mali. Channelled through the ...read more
FAO boosts skills through farmer field schools as farmers return to their fields in northeastern Nigeria
 - 30/05/2018 - As the security situation improves in northeastern Nigeria, more farmers and livestock owners return to their villages. To address their critical need for local agricultural extension services, the Food and ...read more
Stopping Avian Influenza in Togo
 - 02/05/2018 - Imagine an outbreak of a disease that wipes out your livestock and livelihood in a matter of days, and there is no laboratory in the country that can quickly detect ...read more
Improving the resilience of vulnerable families in Mali and Mauritania
 - 24/04/2018 - Millions of vulnerable families living across the Sahel are exposed to recurrent shocks, exacerbated by climate change, which undermine their fragile food security and nutrition situation. To inform the design of ...read more
FAO launches guide to tackle Fall Armyworm in Africa head-on
 - 16/02/2018 - Faced with the infestation of millions of hectares of maize, most in the hands of smallholder farmers, and the relentless spread of Fall Armyworm (FAW) across most of Africa, the ...read more
Urgent need to step up efforts to fight fast-spreading pests and diseases
 - 30/11/2017 - There is an urgent need to step up collective efforts to fight fast-spreading, cross-border animal and plant pests and diseases that could threaten global food security. This was the core ...read more
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