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US$4 million to fight trans-boundary animal and plant pests and improve food safety in southern Africa
 - 28/11/2014 - A US$4 million project to strengthen controls of food security threats and better manage plant and animal pests and diseases in the Southern African region was launched today in Zimbabwe’s ...read more

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New, open-source tool to support resilience-building
 - 28/11/2014 - Each year millions of people dependant on agriculture, forestry and fisheries are confronted by droughts, floods, plant pests or animal diseases, and conflict. When that happens, the livelihoods of communities ...read more
Rebuilding South Sudan’s cold chain system
 - 28/11/2014 - There are over 35 million livestock in South Sudan, including 11 million cows and 25 million goats and sheep combined. Livestock is the largest form of social capital for most ...read more
Deterioration of livelihoods in Ebola-affected countries
 - 27/11/2014 - The preliminary results of recent impact assessments on food security of Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone – the three countries most affected by the Ebola virus disease outbreak ...read more
Ten years after the Indian Ocean Tsunami, the need for increasing resilience of agricultural livelihoods against disasters is a major lesson learned
 - 25/11/2014 - With the ten year anniversary of the devastating Indian Ocean Tsunami just weeks away, representatives from ASEAN member countries are assessing the lessons they’ve learned and action taken since then ...read more
Guinea - FAO Response Coordinator for Ebola meets with beneficiaries and partners
 - 25/11/2014 - Vincent Martin, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Representative in Senegal and FAO Response Coordinator for the Ebola outbreak, went to Conakry in Guinea from 13 ...read more
New avian influenza’s rapid spread to Europe threatens poultry sector especially in low-resourced countries
 - 24/11/2014 - A new bird flu strain detected in Europe which is similar to strains reported to be circulating in 2014 in Asia poses a significant threat to the poultry sector, especially ...read more
Japan strengthens food security in Afghanistan with a donation of US$ 18 million to help combat the threat of animal diseases – nomad community key beneficiary
 - 20/11/2014 - The Government of Japan, through technical assistance of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and in collaboration with the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, has announced a new project to ...read more
The Director-General meets with the Ministers of public works, rural development and health of the Central African Republic (in FRENCH)
 - 20/11/2014 - Le Directeur général de la FAO, José Graziano da Silva, a rencontré aujourd’hui Mme Marie-Noëlle Koyara, Ministre d'État chargée des travaux publics, de l’équipement et de l’aménagement du territoire de ...read more
Sweet potatoes – cultivating resilience, fighting malnutrition in Somalia
 - 18/11/2014 - The use of orange-fleshed sweet potatoes – containing high levels of Vitamin A precursor –  as animal fodder and food for humans has been successfully tested in southern Somalia. The ...read more
Malawi and the UN launch resilience project
 - 17/11/2014 - The Government of Malawi in collaboration with the United Nations and other partners, including Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), has launched a two-year project aimed at building the resilience of vulnerable communities ...read more
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