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Namibia’s locust crisis: “they have no mercy at all”
 - 12/11/2020 - “This is the first time seeing such a scary situation ever since I was born here. Nothing else can compare to such a serious threat,” said farmer Fabian Sisamu. “It is ...read more

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Food losses increase during COVID-19 and are a major hurdle to Africa’s development
 - 28/09/2020 - The first ever International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste will be marked tomorrow with a call to action for African countries to bolster their efforts and encourage ...read more
Building climate resilience in Southern Africa
 - 12/08/2020 - A newly launched FAO project is aimed at strengthening partnerships to bring conservation agriculture to farmers across Southern Africa Since Grace – a farmer and a mother from Zambia – left ...read more
UN food agencies urge more support for Southern Africa’s hungry people as climate shocks intensify
 - 31/10/2019 - A record 45 million people across the 16-nation Southern African Development Community (SADC) will be severely food insecure in the next six months, United Nations food agencies have warned. The Food ...read more
Belgium supports FAO to protect the livelihoods of people in southern Madagascar in response to the 2019 El Niño drought conditions
 - 04/06/2019 - Southern Madagascar is characterized by a semi-arid climate, and is regularly affected by periods of drought, along with drying winds and wind erosion. Here, vulnerable households’ livelihoods are precarious and ...read more
Donors pledge USD 1.2 billion for reconstruction in Mozambique after cyclones
 - 03/06/2019 - The President of Mozambique, H.E. Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, announced that donors had pledged a total of USD 1.2 billion to help rebuild areas and infrastructure destroyed across the country by ...read more
USD 10 million from the World Bank for FAO-led agricultural recovery effort in Mozambique
 - 10/05/2019 - The World Bank is backing a joint FAO-Government of Mozambique agricultural recovery plan that is working to restore livelihoods in the country’s central provinces in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai. ...read more
FAO seed kits cushion harvest losses in Mozambique
 - 23/04/2019 - Tomás is a smallholder farmer from Lamego, in Mozambique’s Sofala province. At 43, he, his wife and their eight children just lost all the crops they would have harvested last ...read more
Belgium contributes to enhancing the food security and nutrition of Cyclone Idai-affected populations in Mozambique
 - 15/04/2019 - In mid-March Tropical Cyclone Idai made landfall on Mozambique, resulting in heavy rainfall and violent winds, tracking inland from Beira City and continuing through central provinces, threatening lives and livelihoods. ...read more
FAO starts distribution of much-needed seeds and tools in cyclone-ravaged Mozambique
 - 12/04/2019 - Farmers in areas left devastated by Tropical Cyclone Idai in Mozambique have started to receive much-needed agricultural inputs thanks to a joint effort by the Food and Agriculture Organization of ...read more
Immediate help for Mozambique
 - 29/03/2019 - The lives and livelihoods of farmers and fishers in the three Southern African countries hit by Tropical Cyclone Idai are under severe threat, with communities in Mozambique bearing a particularly ...read more
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