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From subsistence to markets in Yobe State: FAO and partners brainstorming to enhance agricultural production
 - 20/09/2019 - For agriculture to become more sustainable and productive in Africa, governments at all levels must be at the centre of agricultural programmes. These were the words of FAO Representative in ...read more

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Towards developing FAO’s guidance on Animal Health Emergency Operations Centres – first milestone achieved
 - 14/01/2019 - The Emergency Management Centre for Animal Health (EMC-AH) held its first technical working group meeting to produce a framework for establishing Animal Health Emergency Operations Centres (AH-EOC). A project funded ...read more
FAO supports Somalia in signing landmark foreign fishing licence agreement
 - 07/01/2019 - The Federal Republic of Somalia has begun issuing fishing licences to foreign vessels for the first time in over 20 years. Under a Memorandum of Understanding signed with the China ...read more
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