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Ten years after the Asian tsunami, the region is better prepared to cope with natural disasters
 - 22/12/2014 - Ten years after the world’s worst natural disaster in living memory roared across the shorelines of South and Southeast Asia, countries are better prepared to deal with tragedies like the ...read more

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Norway lauds FAO rice seed project in typhoon-stricken Philippines
 - 08/01/2014 - Two months after Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines, Norway's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Børge Brende, lauded FAO for its work in helping rice farmers replace devastated crops with new seeds. Photogallery Brende visited farmers ...read more
FAO warns of potential food security crisis as security situation in the Central African Republic worsens
 - 31/12/2013 - Despite security challenges in half of the prefectures, farmers in the Central African Republic are counting on the next agriculture season to restore their food production capacity to avoid risks of famine and ...read more
FAO Delivers Seed in Time for Planting Season
 - 31/12/2013 - ‘When the typhoon hit, our rice was almost ready and we were expecting a good harvest’ Susan Saspay says looking out over the rice field she farms on. Striking between two ...read more
Locust plague campaign gets results in Madagascar
 - 19/12/2013 - Control operations are continuing in Madagascar against an invasion of the Malagasy Migratory Locust, a voracious insect threatening rice and maize crops and therefore the food security and livelihoods of millions of people. Jointly prepared by FAO and the Government ...read more
Typhoon-stricken farmers receive first emergency seeds
 - 17/12/2013 - One month after Typhoon Haiyan struck a devastating blow to the Philippines, farmers who lost essential crops and supplies are receiving the first wave of emergency seeds, restoring hope for ...read more
Surge in diseases of animal origin necessitates new approach to health - report
 - 16/12/2013 - Population growth, agricultural expansion, and the rise of globe-spanning food supply chains have dramatically altered how diseases emerge, jump species boundaries, and spread, according to an FAO report released today. ...read more
Millions at risk of food insecurity in Central African Republic
 - 16/12/2013 - Farmers in the Central African Republic need urgent assistance to prevent the food security situation in the conflict-stricken country from worsening for millions of people, FAO warned today. According to the ...read more
Philippine fishers and fish farmers facing immense damage to sector
 - 11/12/2013 - FAO calls for prompt and sustainable rebuilding of livelihoods in regions affected by Typhoon Haiyan - Philippine fishers face immense damage to the fisheries and aquaculture sectors in regions affected by Typhoon Haiyan, the UN ...read more
FAO Fact Finding Mission in the Philippines
 - 04/12/2013 - Following the passage of super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, extensive damage to agriculture and rural livelihoods were reported. During the 16 and 17 November, an FAO Team was sent on a Fact Finding ...read more
Burao slaughterhouse sets a milestone in the Somali meat industry
 - 29/11/2013 - The investment by the United Kingdom in one of the biggest and most modern slaughterhouses in Somalia will significantly contribute towards improving Somalia's ailing meat industry, which has seen little ...read more