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Famine declared in parts of South Sudan
 - 20/02/2017 - War and a collapsing economy have left some 100,000 people facing starvation in parts of South Sudan where famine was declared today, three UN agencies warned. A further 1 million ...read more

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Surge in climate change-related disasters poses growing threat to food security
 - 26/11/2015 - Droughts, floods, storms and other disasters triggered by climate change have risen in frequency and severity over the last three decades, increasing the damage caused to the agricultural sectors of ...read more
Ebola recovery: FAO and partners join harvest launch celebration
 - 26/11/2015 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Liberia, the Ministry of Agriculture and the local implementing partner – Green Revolution Promoters (Green Pro), generated much happiness ...read more
Education: key route towards sustainable food security and Climate Change adaptation
 - 23/11/2015 - In the prevailing context of climate change and declining food security in Lesotho, the need to raise children, parents and communities’ awareness on Climate Smart Agriculture technocologies including Conservation Agriculture ...read more
Over USD 300 000 to control peste des petits ruminants in Liberia
 - 20/11/2015 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is providing USD 318 000 to control the peste des petits ruminants (PPR) outbreak in Liberia. This disease is well ...read more
FAO South Sudan trains 120 new Market Information Specialists nationwide
 - 19/11/2015 - In order to strengthen the current Market Information System (MIS) in South Sudan, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is building the capacity of national institutions ...read more
A journey to Chibok
 - 17/11/2015 - Repeated attacks on civilians from Boko Haram have led to massive displacements and negatively impacted livelihoods in North Eastern Nigeria. Displaced people rely on the limited resources of their host ...read more
Harvest will be better
 - 16/11/2015 - A clearly ecstatic Mrs Kou N. Kulah, Chairlady of the Bunadin Women’s Organization, took to the podium, and speaking on behalf of her farmer group said: “All the support you ...read more
Norway contributes $7.7 million to FAO to enhance food security in South Sudan
 - 12/11/2015 - Continuing its recent support for building food secure futures for the people of South Sudan, Norway has today contributed a further $7.7 million to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to ...read more
FAO warns that recent torrential rains and cyclones could favour locust surge
 - 11/11/2015 - Unusually heavy and widespread rains that fell recently in northwest Africa, the Horn of Africa and Yemen could favour Desert Locust breeding, FAO warned today, stressing that close monitoring is ...read more
Belgium-funded project contributes to livelihoods, food and nutrition security through support to vulnerable households in West and South Darfur and Blue Nile States in the Sudan
 - 05/11/2015 - Belgium contributed USD 300 000 to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to enhance food and nutrition security and livelihoods of conflict- and disaster-affected individuals (60 ...read more