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Shifting to more proactive drought response in Viet Nam
 - 16/10/2019 - “That was an unusual drought that lasted for the longest time ever”, said Ms H’Vui who is one of the project beneficiaries, remembering the drought that occurred in 2015-2016. “We ...read more

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Building back better livelihoods in the tsunami zone
 - 23/06/2005 - Six months after the devastating tsunami around the coasts of the Indian Ocean, strong coordination between governments, donors and aid organizations is essential to ensure that the unprecedented resources committed ...read more
FAO warns Indonesian fishermen about sub-standard boats
 - 22/06/2005 - Fishermen in Sumatra who survived the tsunami are having their lives put at risk by the delivery of poorly constructed boats to replace the craft they lost in the December ...read more
New plans to revive Aceh
 - 16/03/2005 - When Sugeng Raharjo saw the first tsunami wave smash through his beachside aquaculture installations, he reached for his video camera - and in the next minutes, filmed the destruction of ...read more
Forest fires, tsunami, deforestation and Millennium Goals
 - 15/03/2005 - International cooperation on forest fires, combating deforestation and the role of the forest sector in post-tsunami rehabilitation and in achieving the Millennium Development Goals are among key issues being discussed ...read more
Governments call for responsible post-tsunami reconstruction of fisheries, pledge to combat illegal fishing
 - 14/03/2005 - A group of 121 fishing ministers and high-level fisheries officials who gathered at FAO over the weekend for a special ministerial meeting have issued a joint declaration stressing the need ...read more
Signs of new life spring from Aceh
 - 08/03/2005 - A few random shoots of rice in a moonscape of disaster, a solitary basket of gleaming fish on a shattered dock, a tree snapped like a twig sprouting new leaves. ...read more
Tsunami relief: Build-up of excessive fishing capacity must be avoided
 - 21/02/2005 - A harmful build-up of excessive fishing capacity must be avoided in the countries hit by the tsunami, FAO warned today. Excessive capacity was a serious problem in some of the ...read more
Tsunami: Losses in fisheries and aquaculture climb to $520 million
 - 17/02/2005 - Updated damage assessments are shedding new light on the scope of material losses suffered by fisherfolk in southern Asia as a result of the December 2004 tsunami - and the ...read more
Donors commit around US$20.5 million in response to tsunami appeal
 - 16/02/2005 - With the tsunami relief effort now in its second month, FAO announced today that it has received firm donor commitments of around US$20.5 million to finance early recovery assistance for ...read more
Sri Lankan fisher folk receive first donation
 - 03/02/2005 - The first of a US$380 000 consignment of boat repair kits to help restore the livelihoods of thousands of Sri Lankan fishermen was handed over to the country's fisheries minister Chandrasena ...read more