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Locust control in Madagascar – up to the last breath
 - 04/05/2015 - Late morning on Beravy Plain in Madagascar – the sky is clear, the air is heavy and the grass high and green although it starts drying out, with some sparse ...read more

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Nepal Earthquake’s impact on food security and agriculture likely very high
 - 30/04/2015 - Some $8 million is urgently needed to help disaster-struck Nepalese farmers rapidly recover lost agricultural inputs and resume preparations for the imminent rice sowing season, FAO said today. The impact ...read more
Reviving agricultural production in areas affected by the Ebola outbreak in Guinea
 - 30/04/2015 - The Government of Guinea, the World Bank and FAO have successfully started their activities aiming at reviving agricultural production and incomes of households affected by the Ebola outbreak. This joint ...read more
Locust plague in Madagascar – FAO continues to sound the alarm to donors (in FRENCH)
 - 29/04/2015 - En raison de l’urgence de la situation, le Directeur général de l’Organisation des Nations Unies pour l’alimentation et l’agriculture (FAO), José Graziano da Silva, a répondu favorablement à la requête ...read more
Expected sharp fall in Southern African maize production raises food security concerns
 - 28/04/2015 - Southern Africa's maize harvest is expected to shrink this year by some 26 percent compared with 2014's bumper crop, a situation that could trigger food price increases and adversely affect ...read more
Supporting livelihoods during hard times in South Sudan
 - 27/04/2015 - April is the start of the lean season in the north of South Sudan, and communities are relying on coping strategies to pull through until the next harvest. Last month, ...read more
Working with the people of South Sudan to build a food secure future
 - 23/04/2015 - With abundant natural resources, South Sudan has enormous potential to overcome poverty and secure a prosperous future for its people. Agriculture, on which an estimated three-quarters of the population relies, ...read more
Millions of Yemenis face food insecurity amidst escalating conflict
 - 15/04/2015 - Amidst escalating conflict at a crucial time in the country’s cropping season, almost 11 million people in Yemen are severely food insecure and millions more are at risk of not ...read more
Emergency cattle vaccination campaign underway along Syria-Lebanon border
 - 09/04/2015 - Concerns over the spread of high impact transboundary animal diseases are mounting in Lebanon and neighbouring countries as some of the 1.5 million refugees fleeing the conflict in Syria have ...read more
Gathering weather data to provide early warning on climate
 - 07/04/2015 - Crop and livestock activities are extremely sensitive to climate and weather conditions. In South Sudan, over 90 percent of agricultural and livestock production depends on rainfall – which in turn ...read more
Countries pledge to wipe out sheep and goat plague globally
 - 02/04/2015 - High-level authorities from 15 countries pledged on Thursday to collaborate on a global plan to wipe out forever the devastating animal disease known as ‘Peste des petits ruminants' by 2030, ...read more
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