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Restoring cassava farming in Rwanda
 - 16/09/2019 - Felicien Simpunga grew up in the Ruhango district of Rwanda, where life and making a living revolved around agriculture. While he grows other crops such as beans and sweet potatoes ...read more

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The Russian Federation donates $3 million to boost food security and nutrition in Syria
 - 20/12/2018 - The Russian Federation has donated $3 million to help FAO provide conflict-affected farmers and herders in Syria with critical livelihood and nutrition support. This is the first FAO emergency project ...read more
The Road to the Market - Developing the capacity of Syrian rural women in food production and packaging and promotion
 - 19/12/2018 - Under the “Training for all” programme, funded by the Government of Japan, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform ...read more
Belgium supports FAO’s early actions to protect the livelihoods of rice farmers in Mindanao against potential El Niño
 - 18/12/2018 - The Philippines is frequently affected by natural disasters. The social and economic cost of natural disasters in the country is increasing due to population growth, change in land-use patterns, migration, ...read more
Nearly six thousand Afghan farming families severely affected by drought targeted for emergency assistance
 - 17/12/2018 - With the approval of the Government of Afghanistan, the Republic of Korea and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have joined forces to provide emergency assistance ...read more
Investing in healthy and diversified diets to address malnutrition
 - 14/12/2018 - Deep in the equatorial forest of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Iyenze family grows fresh vegetables in their garden. Georgette, mother of eight, prepares porridge made from maize, ...read more
Partnering with Japan to create job opportunities in Turkey for Syrian refugees
 - 13/12/2018 - Two hundred and fifty Syrian refugees and host community members received commemorative certificates from the Ambassador of Japan, Mr Akio Miyajima, during a job fair organized by the Food and ...read more
FAO and Belgium collaboration contributes to the recovery of earthquake- and tsunami-affected farming communities in Central Sulawesi
 - 12/12/2018 - The deadliest earthquake in more than a decade struck Central Sulawesi, Indonesia on 28 September, followed by a tsunami. The combination of natural hazards has killed around 2 100 people ...read more
Support the resumption of agricultural production in the Kasai region through seed fairs
 - 11/12/2018 - Ngalula Kalombo, a widow and mother of three, returns from the Beya-Bwanga seed fair with a basket of maize and cowpea seeds. Soon, she will be able to cook porridges ...read more
Humanitarian assistance continues to prevent a massive human catastrophe in Yemen but it is not enough
 - 08/12/2018 - As many as 20 million Yemenis are food insecure in the world's worst humanitarian crisis. Already, 15.9 million people wake up hungry, according to the latest Integrated food security Phase Classification (IPC) ...read more
FAO in the 2019 humanitarian country appeals
 - 05/12/2018 - The number of people facing severe hunger in the world continues to rise, reaching 124 million people across 51 countries. Conflict and extreme climate events remain the main drivers behind ...read more