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Building climate resilience in Southern Africa
 - 12/08/2020 - A newly launched FAO project is aimed at strengthening partnerships to bring conservation agriculture to farmers across Southern Africa Since Grace – a farmer and a mother from Zambia – left ...read more

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Turkey fileadmin/user_upload/emergencies/img/medium_large_aysegul.png FAO promotes Farmer Field Schools to create employment opportunities for Syrian and Turkish farmers
 - 12/08/2020 - A training-of-trainers programme was launched today for 13 selected facilitators coming from Turkey’s four provinces. The programm is part of the Farmer Field Schools component of an FAO project, funded ...read more
Teaming up to defend against locusts
 - 12/08/2020 - In West Africa, countries are sharing pesticides and other supplies, rather than overstocking With desert locusts ravaging large swathes of East Africa in recent months, concerns have been rising that swarms ...read more
Myanmar fileadmin/user_upload/emergencies/img/medium_Cash distribution  Kan Thar Yar Maungdaw 2.JPG FAO provides cash support along with agricultural inputs to vulnerable farmers
 - 11/08/2020 - The implications of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) among vulnerable farming communities in central and northern Rakhine State, Myanmar are distressing enough without adding the impacts of the protracted conflict, ...read more
Bangladesh fileadmin/user_upload/emergencies/img/medium_Bangladesh_Monsoon.jpg Striking before disaster does
 - 07/08/2020 - As floods threaten the nation, FAO teams up with UN allies in anticipatory action “Wherever you look, there is water. You see people wading through knee-deep floods in search of shelter, ...read more
Germany supports FAO in rebuilding seed systems in Southern Africa after Cyclone Idai
 - 07/08/2020 - In Sub-Saharan Africa, around 80 percent of seeds used by smallholder farmers come from seed systems managed by farmers. Local seeds have adapted over centuries to local growing conditions and ...read more
Turkey fileadmin/user_upload/emergencies/img/medium_large_sheikh.jpg FAO and Japan support Syrian refugees and Turkish host communities in starting agribusinesses
 - 05/08/2020 - Field activities have kicked-off with precautionary measures against COVID-19  Another round of vocational trainings are about to start in Bursa, İzmir, and Şanlıurfa provinces to support selected Syrian refugees under temporary ...read more
Anticipatory action for COVID-19: building systems that protect livelihoods throughout a pandemic
 - 05/08/2020 - The impacts of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis on food systems are vast and varied, and as of yet hard to predict. But nowhere are they felt harder than ...read more
Syrian Arab Republic fileadmin/user_upload/emergencies/img/medium__33S6872 (1).jpg Belgium supports FAO to improve livestock keepers’ food security with integrated interventions
 - 03/08/2020 - Without an intervention, more animals, which are a source of food and livelihood, will be lost, resulting in increasing rates of food insecurity. After nine years of devastating crisis in the ...read more
Eastern Africa fileadmin/user_upload/emergencies/img/medium_IMG_20200212_1231031.jpg IKEA Foundation contributes $3.5 million to support FAO
 - 30/07/2020 - Initiative seeks to increase self-reliance of vulnerable populations and lay the groundwork for increased agribusiness investment The IKEA Foundation's support will boost efforts by FAO, in partnership with UNHCR, to help ...read more
Cabo Verde fileadmin/user_upload/emergencies/img/medium_IMG_9949.JPG Belgium supports vulnerable farmers affected by three years of drought and the effects of COVID-19 [in French]
 - 30/07/2020 - The emergency project aims at supporting the Government of Cabo Verde in the preparation of the 2020/21 agricultural campaign and to protect farmers’ means of production, in order to ensure the food security ...read more
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