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FAO Emergencies Director assesses the scale of the drought and response in Afar Region, Ethiopia
 - 11/10/2016 - In less than a year, Holo Molo has lost more than a third of his livestock. The father of 14 living in the chronically drought-prone woreda of Elidar, Afar Region ...read more

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Layer-broiler chickens going to small farms hurt by conflict in eastern Ukraine
 - 28/08/2015 - A total of 7,000 three-week-old chickens are being distributed this week to small farms in Donetsk and Luhansk regions. Provision of the birds is the latest move by FAO to ...read more
Central Africa sets out its roadmap towards the eradication of the ‘Peste des Petits Ruminants’
 - 26/08/2015 - Cameroon's capital hosts two meetings that started on 24 August and which bring together about 40 participants, including Heads of Veterinary Services, Directors of laboratories and officials of epidemiological surveillance ...read more
FAO South Sudan trains extension workers on livestock production in Kuajok and Aweil
 - 24/08/2015 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has a longstanding history in South Sudan, with both humanitarian and development programmes dating back to the pre-independence era. As ...read more
Early Warning: El Niño threatens Somalia’s humanitarian gains
 - 21/08/2015 - Much higher than normal rains in the last third of 2015, resulting from the El Niño climate phenomenon, could reverse many of the humanitarian and development gains made in southern ...read more
End of ground control operations for 2014/15 anti-locust campaign in Madagascar (in FRENCH)
 - 19/08/2015 - Les opérations terrestres menées par la FAO dans le cadre de la campagne antiacridienne 2014/15 ont pris fin le 15 août 2015. En effet, la réussite de la deuxième campagne ...read more
FAO support enables farmers in Maguindanao province to participate in the cropping season
 - 30/07/2015 - Agriculture-dependent families in Maguindanao are still reeling from the residual impacts of conflict, drought and flooding that affected the province during the first half of 2015. In order to meet ...read more
Building more resilient farming communities after Typhoon Haiyan
 - 30/07/2015 - To help build the resilience of small-scale rice-, corn- and coconut-based farming communities severely affected by Typhoon Haiyan, some 40,000 households have received recovery support in the form of water- ...read more
Improving production, preserving the environment
 - 29/07/2015 - The agricultural production of smallholder farmers in Lesotho is mostly affected by severe soil degradation, limited access to quality inputs and poor produce markets farming practices. The country’s food security situation gradually ...read more
South Sudan takes steps to formulate a policy on charcoal production
 - 24/07/2015 - In South Sudan, the current demand for cooking fuels, and access to these resources, has huge implications for the environment and people’s well-being. The environmental risks associated with fuel wood ...read more
Syria: Better rains improve wheat production, but food security situation remains bleak
 - 23/07/2015 - Food production in Syria has increased this year mainly due to favourable rains, but it remains way below its pre-crisis levels as the ongoing conflict continues to push more people ...read more