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FAO supports Syrians to increase their crop production by restoring access to water
 - 12/12/2017 - Hassan Al-Hassan, a Syrian farmer in his 50s known to the locals as Abu Hasan, remembers how difficult it had been in the past few years in the village of ...read more

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Conflicts and drought spur hunger despite strong global food supply
 - 07/12/2017 - Strong cereal harvests are keeping global food supplies buoyant, but localised drought, flooding and protracted conflicts have intensified and perpetuated food insecurity, according to the new edition of FAO's Crop ...read more
Japan supports efforts to contain Fall Armyworm in South Sudan
 - 06/12/2017 - Efforts in South Sudan to fight Fall armyworm, an insect that destroys crops, have received a boost thanks to the Government of Japan’s decision to provide $3 million to support ...read more
Australia and FAO partner to improve agricultural water management and food security in Asia
 - 05/12/2017 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of Australia and the Australian Water Partnership to work toward improvements ...read more
FAO helps Central Africans put weapons aside and start a new life
 - 01/12/2017 - Over 1 000 ex-fighters in the Central African Republic (CAR) have joined an FAO-supported UN initiative for disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration. The programme’s message is simple: stop partaking in violence, ...read more
CMC-AH achieves milestones at 11th Steering Committee Meeting
 - 01/12/2017 - The Crisis Management Centre for Animal Health (CMC-AH) conducted its 11th Steering Committee Meeting (SCM) on 14 November at FAO headquarters with attendance of more than 25 senior representatives of ...read more
Urgent need to step up efforts to fight fast-spreading pests and diseases
 - 30/11/2017 - There is an urgent need to step up collective efforts to fight fast-spreading, cross-border animal and plant pests and diseases that could threaten global food security. This was the core ...read more
Syrian refugees acquire agricultural job skills and work opportunities in Turkey
 - 29/11/2017 - Twenty-six-year-old Sene has been living in a “container city” in southern Turkey since 2014, when she and her family arrived after fleeing Syria. While studying at university in Syria, Sene ...read more
Rohingya refugee crisis
 - 16/11/2017 - More than 830 000 Rohingya refugees are sheltering in Bangladesh, having escaped violence and persecution in Myanmar. This includes more than 618 000 people, the vast majority women and children, ...read more
Germany and FAO work together to fight hunger in northeastern Nigeria and Somalia
 - 16/11/2017 - With the main farming season coming to a close in northeastern Nigeria, over 66 000 people affected by conflict are harvesting food – many for the first time in three ...read more
FAO programme provides agricultural training and material to support Syrians
 - 14/11/2017 - Before the Syrian crisis started in 2011, agriculture was a major part of the country’s economy, employing nearly half the population. More often than not, it was also a family ...read more
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