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Fall armyworm spreads to East Africa
 - 25/04/2017 - As millions of east African farmers seek to recover from a devastating drought, they face a new threat – the fall armyworm. The pest has been recently detected in Kenya ...read more

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For families in Central African Republic, food situation dire
 - 01/03/2016 - Three years of conflict and ongoing displacements in the Central African Republic (CAR) continue to disrupt agriculture and severely constrain people’s access to food, as they struggle with the effects ...read more
Southern Africa: urgent measures needed to address El Niño impact
 - 29/02/2016 - Countries in the Southern African Development Community need to urgently implement a set of agreed-upon measures  to mitigate the effects of El Nino. A strong El Niño has seen the ...read more
Pesticide storage and processing of empty drums in Madagascar (in FRENCH)
 - 26/02/2016 - Les travaux de construction d’un magasin central de stockage de pesticides et de traitement de fûts vides ont démarré à Madagascar. L’inauguration a eu lieu dans la Commune Rurale de Betsinjaka, ...read more
Ebola recovery: restoring hope with ASTF support (in FRENCH)
 - 26/02/2016 - En Guinée, la préfecture de Coyah, située à un peu plus de 50 km de la capitale Conakry, a été durement affectée par la Maladie à Virus Ebola (MVE) et ...read more
Empowering Koinadugu women farmers in Sierra Leone
 - 25/02/2016 - In the framework of its support to Ebola recovery, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) donated a 45 KVA generator worth USD 15  000 to the ...read more
SADC to convene a meeting to prepare its response to the impact of El Niño
 - 24/02/2016 - The Southern African Development Community (SADC) secretariat will this week convene a two-day multi-sectoral stakeholder consultative meeting to develop a regional preparedness and response strategy to address the impacts of ...read more
FAO and Belgium respond to livelihood recovery needs of Typhoon Koppu-affected farmers in the Philippines
 - 23/02/2016 - Farming households that were affected by Typhoon Koppu are receiving livelihood recovery assistance through Belgium’s USD 440 000 contribution to the Special Fund for Emergency and Rehabilitation Activities of the ...read more
FAO Resilience building projects pay off in El Niño affected communities
 - 18/02/2016 - FAO’s water and income diversification projects have become instrumental to tackle the negative impacts of El Niño induced drought for pastoral and agro-pastoral communities in the Afar Region of north ...read more
EU and FAO extending help to agriculture sector in eastern Serbia
 - 17/02/2016 - Agricultural producers in seven municipalties of eastern Serbia will receive help in the coming months from the European Union – working in partnership with FAO – as part of the ...read more
El Niño set to have a devastating impact on southern Africa’s harvests and food security
 - 12/02/2016 - Joint statement by FAO, the European Commission's Joint Research Centre, FEWS NET - Famine Early Warning Systems Network and the World Food Programme Southern Africa is currently in the grip of ...read more