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Massive border-spanning campaign needed to combat locust upsurge in East Africa
 - 20/01/2020 - Desert Locust swarms in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia - already unprecedented in their size and destructive potential - could swell exponentially and spill over into more countries in East Africa ...read more

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Desert Locusts spread to new areas in Ethiopia
 - 20/01/2020 - Despite control efforts, Desert Locusts are spreading to new areas of Ethiopia in vast numbers. According to Government data provided   on 07 January 2020,  Desert Locusts  has have infested more ...read more
FAO and OCHA support 9 400 vulnerable farmers in northeast Syria to improve wheat production
 - 15/01/2020 - Farming communities in northeast Syria were hit hard due to cumulative impact of eight years of crisis and changing climate. Ongoing military operations have displaced thousands of people daily. But, ...read more
Solar powered water pumps help Yemeni farmers restore their agricultural livelihoods
 - 13/01/2020 - “I am a farmer, and agriculture is my life. One of my biggest challenges was access to water. I grow carrots, potatoes, radish, watercress, onion, parsley, and garden mint. These ...read more
FAO launches Smallholder Support Programme to improve business-oriented agricultural skills for youth and women
 - 10/01/2020 - The launch of a training series by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to support agricultural entrepreneurship in the Syrian Arab Republic, through its Smallholder Support ...read more
Building up new lives and livelihoods out of destruction
 - 10/01/2020 - Since 2011, the Syrian conflict has hard hit the families in the country. Family members have been lost, homes and belongings left behind. Food and agriculture practices passed on for ...read more
Tackling food insecurity in northeastern Nigeria
 - 02/01/2020 - In light of recent food security analyses that indicate a growing number of people at risk of food insecurity in northeastern Nigeria, FAO is supporting vulnerable smallholders in the region ...read more
FAO launches third edition of Food Security Analysis Training Workshop in Yemen
 - 20/12/2019 - A training workshop organized by FAO in collaboration with the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) National Technical Working Group (NTWG) aims to provide trainees with skills and information on ...read more
Somalia gears up for a long fight against Desert Locust
 - 18/12/2019 - Somalia faces the worst Desert Locust outbreak in over 25 years, according to an emergency update issued today by the country office of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the ...read more
FAO launches large-scale resilience assessment across 11 refugee-hosting districts in Uganda
 - 18/12/2019 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) together with the Government of Uganda through the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) has launched the follow-up to a ...read more
FAO helps to strengthen the resilience of internally displaced persons and their host communities thanks to funding received from the Kingdom of Belgium (in FRENCH)
 - 16/12/2019 - La FAO, en collaboration avec ses partenaires et le Gouvernement du Burkina Faso, a officiellement lancé, à Kaya dans la région du Centre-Nord, le projet intitulé «Réponse d’urgence à la ...read more
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