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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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EWEA mission in Colombia - Day 6
 - 24/07/2019 - Sixth day, Guayabal, municipality of Uribia (La Guajira, Colombia) We all woke up at dawn, having slept outdoors. Each of us heard a lot of weird noises during the night. Those ...read more
Thanks to Japan funding FAO is helping vulnerable families regain their agricultural productive capacity
 - 23/07/2019 - Farmers in conflict-ridden Yemen have begun receiving seeds thanks to the joint efforts of the Government of Japan, Yemen’s Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation and the Food and Agriculture Organization ...read more
EWEA mission in Colombia - Day 5
 - 20/07/2019 - Fifth day, Guayabal, municipality of Uribia (La Guajira, Colombia) Today we leave a little later... 7 in the morning. It’s the last two days in the field and each team will ...read more
Belgium supports FAO in controlling desert locust swarms in Yemen
 - 19/07/2019 - Yemen is facing a serious desert locust threat with widespread hopper band infestations that will cause swarms to form later this month. If conditions remain favourable, there could be a ...read more
Belgium supports FAO in assisting female-headed families with children at risk of severe acute malnutrition in Chad
 - 18/07/2019 - The province of Batha in Chad is one of the most isolated and prone to the Sahel’s extreme climate variations from one year to another. Since there is only one ...read more
Green Climate Fund supports the Syrian Arab Republic to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change
 - 17/07/2019 - Climate change is widely recognized as a global threat to humans, a wide range of species and to the environment. Even before the current crisis in the Syrian Arab Republic, ...read more
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
EWEA mission in Colombia - Day 4
 - 14/07/2019 - Fourth day, San José, municipality of Albania (La Guajira, Colombia) We no longer have jetlag, we are perfectly acclimated, and we almost feel Colombian. Today, the community we are going to ...read more
Visit to the Gumba Shirikat Cattle Camp
 - 11/07/2019 - Livestock is critically important within South Sudanese society. The sector is an important source of income and food, cattle ownership bestows social status and prestige, cattle are used for payment ...read more
Supporting farmers’ choice for improved food security and nutrition
 - 10/07/2019 - Aren Ngong Gak, a 33-year-old mother of eight, lives in the conflict-affected former Jonglei State of South Sudan. Aren and her family of eleven are entirely dependent on agriculture for ...read more