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Empowered Syrian women are paying it forward
 - 08/10/2019 - The crisis in Syria has left increasing numbers of women as the sole breadwinners and heads of their households. In rural areas, employment opportunities for women are limited. One way ...read more

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A paradigm shift for conflict-affected rice producers in rural Borno
 - 04/10/2019 - The Jere Bowl is an irrigated land mass formed by the flow of the Ngadda River in Jere local government area (LGA), Borno State, in Nigeria. Susceptibility to flooding, resulting ...read more
Desert Locusts threaten agricultural production in Ethiopia
 - 03/10/2019 - The Federal Ministry of Agriculture (MOA), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Desert Locust Control Organization for Eastern Africa (DLCO-EA) have called for immediate action ...read more
Taking up the fight against rabies in Africa through training research
 - 28/09/2019 - Each year, rabies causes an estimated 74 000 human deaths worldwide. More than 95 percent of all deaths from human rabies occur in Asia and Africa, mainly in rural areas ...read more
Permanent representatives visit Turkey to observe FAO’s resilience best practices in support of Syrian refugees
 - 27/09/2019 - On 24 September 2019, seven Permanent Representatives to Rome-based United Nations agencies visited Syrian refugees taking part in FAO’s vocational training programme in Şanliurfa. The FAO delegation, comprised of representatives ...read more
Burkina Faso advances its multidisciplinary “One Health” system
 - 26/09/2019 - Intersectoral collaborations between the animal and human health sectors to combat zoonotic diseases have always been very difficult and complex. Recognizing the importance of a multidisciplinary One Health approach and ...read more
Kuwait contributes US$ 2 million to support FAO’s emergency programme in Yemen
 - 25/09/2019 - The Government of Kuwait has contributed US$ 2 million to boost FAO’s emergency agricultural interventions and improve food security and nutrition in Yemen. The Kuwaiti funding in support of FAO’s Humanitarian Response ...read more
Netherlands donates $28 million to build more resilient food systems in protracted crises
 - 24/09/2019 - The Kingdom of the Netherlands has contributed $28 million to back FAO's work to boost the resilience of food systems in Somalia, Sudan, and South Sudan - part of a ...read more
From subsistence to markets in Yobe State: FAO and partners brainstorming to enhance agricultural production
 - 20/09/2019 - For agriculture to become more sustainable and productive in Africa, governments at all levels must be at the centre of agricultural programmes. These were the words of FAO Representative in ...read more
FAO provides emergency livestock response for drought-affected communities in Ethiopia
 - 18/09/2019 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is providing immediate livestock protection to drought-affected pastoral and agro-pastoral communities in Ethiopia. Funded by the United Nations Central Emergency Response ...read more
Restoring cassava farming in Rwanda
 - 16/09/2019 - Felicien Simpunga grew up in the Ruhango district of Rwanda, where life and making a living revolved around agriculture. While he grows other crops such as beans and sweet potatoes ...read more
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