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Disasters causing billions in agricultural losses with drought leading the way
 - 15/03/2018 - Natural disasters are costing farmers in the developing world billions of dollars each year, with drought emerging as the most destructive in a crowded field of threats that also includes ...read more

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Creating alternative livelihoods for farming families in Iraq
 - 14/03/2018 - In 2017, conflict in Iraq caused new displacements, while other people returned home as areas became safe. At the end of 2017, 2.6 million people remained displaced, and 3.2 million ...read more
New livelihood opportunities for host communities in Bangladesh mean improved nutrition for Rohingya refugees
 - 12/03/2018 - More than 500 host community farming families in Cox’s Bazar district, Bangladesh, will soon be able to grow new varieties of crops to eat and sell thanks to agricultural machinery ...read more
Yemeni dairy farmers are producing more milk to feed their children and community
 - 12/03/2018 - In Yemen, where 17 million people (60 percent of the population) are severely food insecure and malnutrition rates are high, FAO is helping to protect dairy farmers’ herds and enable ...read more
USAID and FAO working together to pre-empt the next global pandemic
 - 09/03/2018 - A United States-FAO partnership working to strengthen the capacity of developing countries to manage outbreaks of diseases in farm animals has in just 12 months succeeded in training over 4,700 ...read more
Rapid interventions safeguard livestock in Ethiopia - Hany
 - 08/03/2018 - After one failed rainy season after another in Ethiopia’s Somali Region, Hany Abdullahi Aaden was increasingly worried about the survival of her livestock. Hany lives in Daratole District with her ...read more
Rapid interventions safeguard livestock in Ethiopia - Yusuf
 - 08/03/2018 - In 2016, the April to May rains known as the “gu” failed. While livestock farmers like Yusuf Salad were worried, they held high hopes for the “deyr”, which arrive during ...read more
Rapid interventions safeguard livestock in Ethiopia - Mahabo
 - 08/03/2018 - At the end of 2016, Mahabo Hassen, a livestock owner from the outskirts of Warder, was particularly vulnerable to the deepening drought in Ethiopia’s Somali Region. “We were pure herders. We ...read more
Rapid interventions safeguard livestock and protect vulnerable farmers against hunger in Ethiopia
 - 08/03/2018 - At the end of 2016, rural families across the Horn of Africa were facing the increasing threat of severe hunger following the failure of two consecutive rainy seasons. In Ethiopia, ...read more
Forecasting the spread of avian influenza from Asia
 - 07/03/2018 - In September 2016, FAO issued a warning to countries west and south of Russia’s Tyva Republic, where a highly pathogenic strain of avian influenza had been detected. The virus had ...read more
Conflicts and weather patterns strain food security
 - 05/03/2018 - High levels of food insecurity persist in the world, due largely to conflicts and to adverse climatic shocks that are taking a toll, particularly in East African and Near East ...read more
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