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UN releases USD10 million in rapid support for Desert Locust campaign in East Africa
 - 24/01/2020 - The United Nations’ (UN) Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has released USD 10 million to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to support a rapid scale-up ...read more

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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
Conditions improve but over half the population of South Sudan still faces severe hunger
 - 11/09/2019 - In spite of a slight improvement in the food security situation since June 2019, more than half the population of South Sudan – some 6.35 million people – do not ...read more
Rains improve harvests in Syria but families still struggle to survive
 - 05/09/2019 - Favourable rains in Syria's agricultural areas, coupled with improved overall security, have boosted harvests compared to last year, but higher food prices are putting more strain on many Syrians, a ...read more
Syrian women food producers learn new skills from Italian farmers
 - 27/08/2019 - Slow Food and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) organized a study tour this week in northwest Italy for a group of Syrian small-scale women farmers. The ...read more
FAO Ghana’s rapid response to African horse sickness thanks to EMA-i real-time reporting Tool
 - 26/08/2019 - In Ghana, early and rapid reporting and notification of animal diseases in the field is a major challenge due to inadequate health workforce and capacities. To ensure a timely response, ...read more
FAO builds capacity to ensure safe meat consumption and zoonotic disease detection in Liberia
 - 22/08/2019 - World meat production is projected to double by 2050, most of which is expected in developing countries. The growing meat market provides a significant opportunity for livestock farmers and meat ...read more