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FAO warns of fruit bat risk in West African Ebola epidemic
 - 21/07/2014 - Increased efforts are needed to improve awareness among rural communities in West Africa about the risks of contracting the Ebola virus from eating certain wildlife species including fruit bats, FAO ...read more

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EU and FAO underline support for nutrition and food security in Malawi
 - 05/03/2013 - During a high level visit to Malawi, EU Development Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs, and José Graziano da Silva, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), met today ...read more
Talking about Conservation Agriculture
 - 18/02/2013 - Impressed by the success of Paul Motseki, lead farmer of her group, Matseko Raseboko did a “U-turn” on her agricultural practices and adopted Conservation Agriculture (CA). Raseboko has been a ...read more
Mali: Impending planting season at risk, support to agriculture critical
 - 15/02/2013 - With Mali's next agricultural season set to begin in May, there is an urgent need to help displaced farmers return to their lands and resume food production when and where ...read more
Supporting Returnees in Darfur
 - 10/02/2013 - Zainab Ibrahim Abdulla is one of approximately 200,000 internally displaced Darfuris who’ve returned to their homes since early 2011. For the past 2 years she’s eked out a new start ...read more
Somalia’s food insecurity eases but acute malnutrition remains high
 - 08/02/2013 - While the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance in Somalia has halved to 1.05 million since August 2012, malnutrition rates remain among the highest in the world, according ...read more
Promoting conservation agriculture in the district of Choma
 - 08/02/2013 - The majority of households in Choma district, located in the Southern Province of Zambia, depend on rainfed, agricultural-related activities for their livelihoods. That is why when the rains start, usually ...read more
Team work supporting Conservation Agriculture in Lesotho
 - 31/01/2013 - When Paul Motseki saw how well the farmers in a neighbouring area were doing – they had strong, quality plants and good yields – he decided to copy their method ...read more
FAO urges stronger measures on global health threats
 - 29/01/2013 - The world risks a repeat of the disastrous 2006 bird flu outbreaks unless surveillance and control of this and other dangerous animal diseases is strengthened globally, FAO warns. "The continuing international ...read more
Syrian agricultural production drops massively as conflict continues
 - 23/01/2013 - Twenty-two months of conflict has left Syria's agricultural sector in tatters with cereal, fruit and vegetable production dropping for some by half and massive destruction of irrigation and other infrastructure, ...read more
Fisheries project builds peace and livelihoods in Burundi
 - 17/01/2013 - “In 1993 I fled the war in Burundi and took my family to D.R. Congo” says Crispin Niragira, “We fled the terrible war in DRC in 1997 and went to ...read more