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FAO’s seed fair links farmers to certified quality seed in northeastern Nigeria
 - 18/06/2019 - Gombi local government area lies two hours outside Yola, the capital of Adamawa, and a mere three-hour drive to Cameroon. Nearly all residents farm on some scale, with maize, sorghum, ...read more

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10 million people in North Korea face imminent food shortages after worst harvest in ten years
 - 03/05/2019 - A United Nations food security assessment in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (also known as North Korea) has found that following the worst harvest in 10 years, due to ...read more
The Russian Federation supports FAO’s resilience-building efforts in Aleppo Governorate
 - 03/05/2019 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) launched a two-year project, thanks to a USD 3 million contribution from the Russian people, to protect agricultural livelihoods disrupted ...read more
800 new microbusiness started through FAO’s savings and loan association initiative in northeastern Nigeria
 - 02/05/2019 - Yashua Abubakar Dikkwa’s poultry business collapsed in 2017, leaving the 43-year-old mother of six anxious about being able to pay her children’s school fees. “I didn’t have the business knowledge, ...read more
FAO boosts Uganda’s human capacity for zoonotic disease detection and response through the training of One Health surveillance officers
 - 27/04/2019 - Forty district “One Health” surveillance officers from 40 districts in Eastern Uganda have become the latest reinforcement to Uganda’s national animal disease surveillance of zoonotic diseases, which are increasingly becoming ...read more
Boosting pastoralists’ resilience is key to achieving peace in the Sahel
 - 25/04/2019 - The Sahel remains affected by conflict, food insecurity, malnutrition, population displacement, natural disasters and epidemics and unless we address these crises from their roots, millions of people will continue requiring ...read more
Erratic weather patterns in the Central American Dry Corridor leave 1.4 million people in urgent need of food assistance
 - 25/04/2019 - The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) today warned that prolonged droughts and heavy rain have destroyed more than half of the maize ...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 supports FAO in protecting the productive assets of displaced Nigerian herders in Cameroon
 - 19/04/2019 - Following attacks in the village of Rann in northeastern Nigeria in January 2019, which hosted more than 35 000 IDPs, 80 000 Nigerians fled to the Logone and Chari region in Cameroon’s ...read more
FAO’s vaccination campaigns in Borno save smallholders’ herds and income
 - 19/04/2019 - Seven of Abu Abbajiddi’s 16 cattle have died in the last thirteen months. For the 51 year old father of eight from Gongulong community of Jere, Borno state, each of ...read more
A fresh supply of eggs is boosting incomes and nutrition in northeastern Nigeria
 - 16/04/2019 - Six weeks ago, a rust-coloured red truck backed into the entrance of Bakassi Camp for IDPs, mere metres from the half-finished house where Falmata Mohammed and her family had been ...read more