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Myanmar floods six months on: agricultural livelihoods still buried in the mud
 - 05/02/2016 - During the winter months, the farmland around Pauk Khoan village is normally full of brightly coloured vegetable crops – sunflower, peanut, red bean, mustard broadleaf and maize. But this year ...read more

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FAO warns of rapidly deteriorating food security in Yemen
 - 28/01/2016 - More than half of the total population of Yemen — some 14.4 million people — are food insecure, as ongoing conflict and import restrictions have reduced the availability of essential foods ...read more
‘I’m not sick, I’m hungry.’ Fighting food insecurity in South Sudan
 - 26/01/2016 - Nyalen Kuong is suffering from acute malnutrition. Seven months ago, the 40-year-old fled Leer town to Dangyow Island in Leer County with her four children after violence broke out. During ...read more
Ebola recovery support boosts farmers in Sierra Leone
 - 25/01/2016 - The outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease has a multi-sectoral adverse impact in Sierra Leone, including on agriculture, which is one of the major income generating sector in the country. ...read more
FAO calls on donors to support Syrian farmers in their hour of need
 - 20/01/2016 - With the war in Syria now approaching its sixth year, agricultural production has plummeted and food supplies are at an all-time low, pushing millions of people into hunger. FAO today ...read more
Protecting livestock health in the midst of conflict in South Sudan
 - 18/01/2016 - For the first time in over eight months, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Emergency Livestock Response Team in South Sudan has reached the town of ...read more
FAO presents $50 million emergency plan as Ethiopia faces worst drought in 30 years
 - 15/01/2016 - The strongest El Niño weather episode in the last several decades has caused repeated crop failure, decimated livestock herds and driven some 10.2 million people across Ethiopia into food insecurity, ...read more
Strengthening agriculture and food security information in South Sudan
 - 05/01/2016 - With South Sudan still facing a large-scale food crisis, the need for quality data on crop harvests is crucial. As part of strengthening the agriculture and food security information, FAO ...read more
El Niño lowers early production outlook in Southern Africa
 - 22/12/2015 - Crop and livestock production prospects in Southern Africa have been weakened by the El Niño weather phenomenon that has lowered rains and increased temperatures. A reduced agricultural output would follow on ...read more
Building resilience amidst ongoing challenges in Nepal
 - 21/12/2015 - Amidst ongoing challenges in Nepal following the earthquakes in April/May 2015, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is continuing its recovery and rehabilitation activities to strengthen ...read more
Toward the development of a regional emergency program for the prevention and control of H5N1 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza
 - 17/12/2015 - From 15 to 17 December, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has convened a regional consultation with the stakeholders of the poultry sector from West and ...read more
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