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Fundamental shift in drought management needed in Near East and North Africa region
 - 15/06/2018 - The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has called for a fundamental shift in the way drought is perceived and managed in the Near East and North Africa region. The ...read more

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Animal vaccinations in Yemen help protect families’ livelihoods
 - 10/04/2017 - Livestock ownership is of considerable importance for Yemen’s rural population. Households typically keep sheep, goats and cattle, and rely on the consumption and sale of their products to survive. Being ...read more
FAO Director-General meets Chad’s Prime Minister to discuss critical role of agriculture
 - 07/04/2017 - FAO Director-General, José Graziano da Silva this week undertook his first ever official visit to Chad as part of urgent efforts to draw the attention of the international community on ...read more
FAO Director-General emphasizes importance of coming planting season to tackle hunger during his visit to northeastern Nigeria
 - 07/04/2017 - It is imperative to immediately ramp up humanitarian assistance to hunger-threatened rural communities in the strife-torn Lake Chad Basin region, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today during a ...read more
Prince of Wales expresses admiration for FAO’s efforts to tackle hunger crises
 - 05/04/2017 - Prince Charles of Wales today visited FAO where he was briefed by officials from the three Rome-based UN food agencies on the massive hunger crises facing northeastern Nigeria, Somalia, South ...read more
Survey of Syria’s agriculture sector reveals impact of war
 - 03/04/2017 - Fighting in Syria has caused huge damage and losses to agricultural production, but the sector can and should be kick-started now, dramatically reducing the need for humanitarian aid and migration, ...read more
108 million people in the world face severe food insecurity – situation worsening
 - 31/03/2017 - Despite international efforts to address food insecurity, around 108 million people in the world were severely food insecure in 2016, a dramatic increase compared with 80 million in 2015, according ...read more
FAO delivers animal feed to drought-stricken families as situation in Wajir worsens
 - 30/03/2017 - In response to the significant livestock mortality, which has resulted from the drought, The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) together with the State Department of Livestock ...read more
FAO supported farmers look to good harvest in northeastern Nigeria
 - 27/03/2017 - Farmers supported by FAO in northeastern Nigeria are looking to a very good harvest going by the amount and quality of crops some of them have so far gathered from their fields. Monitoring and Evaluation ...read more
Mobile veterinary clinics in Haiti
 - 24/03/2017 - By Justine Texier - We’ve arrived in Torbeck, a commune in southern Haiti, which was severely hit by Hurricane Matthew six months ago. Here, as in other departments of the ...read more
New Emergency Needs Assessment Guidelines point the way to more standardized FAO assessments in emergencies
 - 24/03/2017 - FAO has just released new guidelines ‒ the Phased Agricultural Livelihoods Needs Assessment Framework and Tools and its Technical Annexes ‒ to help guide field staff undertake or supervise assessments ...read more