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With avian influenza looming FAO builds local capacities in northeastern Nigeria
 - 16/07/2019 - Poultry producers in Nigeria face extreme vulnerability to the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 and H5N8. HPAI, which caused massive poultry losses in 2006, resurfaced in January 2019 and ...read more

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How FAO is helping communities build resilience and fight malnutrition in South Sudan
 - 03/06/2019 - Adut Akuei used to go every evening to the hospital to visit little Akol Akot, her three-year old granddaughter, who was seriously malnourished. Adut and her daughter Angong could often ...read more
New in-country animal feed laboratories mean quicker processing at reduced costs
 - 28/05/2019 - An animal feed testing laboratory was recently built within the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock’s General Directorate of Animal Health and Livestock. With the support of the Food and ...read more
One million cisterns for the Sahel
 - 28/05/2019 - End of April, early morning departure from Dakar with colleagues from FAO and some journalists, to meet with some beneficiaries of the initiative called “1 million cisterns for the Sahel”. In ...read more
FAO and EU enhance smallholder farmers’ capabilities to transform the agriculture sector in the Syrian Arab Republic
 - 23/05/2019 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the European Union (EU) have announced a three-year project to improve agriculture in the Syrian Arab Republic through the ...read more
Early action helps women in farming communities vulnerable to drought
 - 22/05/2019 - As early as January 2019, farming communities in the municipalities of Pigkawayan in North Cotabato and Datu Saudi Ampatuan in Maguindanao, both located on the southern island of Mindanao in ...read more
FAO warns of drought in Somalia and impending severe hunger for over 2 million people
 - 15/05/2019 - A disastrous drought in Somalia could leave some 2.2 million people - nearly 18 percent of the population - faced with severe hunger during the July-September period, FAO warned today. ...read more
Schoolchildren in the Syrian Arab Republic change attitudes on healthy diets and growing food
 - 13/05/2019 - Educating young people about healthy food consumption and food production processes can change perspectives on growing food and increase awareness on the importance of healthy diets. Moreover, developing simple techniques ...read more
Reducing disaster risks in agriculture is a win-win for small-scale farmers
 - 13/05/2019 - Poor farmers can obtain significant economic gains and other benefits by implementing modified farming practices aimed at boosting their ability to cope with disasters and natural shocks, according to a ...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’s knowledge share fair promotes good agricultural practices and nutrition-sensitive agriculture in northeastern Nigeria
 - 07/05/2019 - To enhance extension service delivery in the northeast while boosting the promotion of good agricultural practices and nutrition-sensitive agriculture, FAO convened a technical knowledge share fair in Maiduguri on 6-8 ...read more