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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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End of the aerial operations for the 2014/15 anti-locust campaign (in FRENCH)
 - 22/07/2015 - Les opérations aériennes menées par la FAO dans le cadre de la campagne antiacridienne 2014/15 à Madagascar ont pris fin le 12 juillet 2015, avec la fin du contrat qui coïncide ...read more
Worries rise over outbreaks of avian flu in West Africa
 - 20/07/2015 - Fears are growing that without timely intervention to stem outbreaks of the highly virulent avian flu virus H5N1 across West Africa, further spread across the region and beyond is inevitable, ...read more
Keyhole gardens key for improved nutrition
 - 17/07/2015 - Lesotho faces challenges around nutrition with around 33 percent of the children under five years of age stunted. Official statistics also show that only 11 percent of children between six ...read more
FAO commits regional efforts to control cross-border livestock diseases in South Sudan and Uganda
 - 06/07/2015 - Livestock play a vital role in the livelihoods of communities in the bordering countries of South Sudan and Uganda. However, when these animals are crossing from country to country, many ...read more
Sky-rocketing food prices in South Sudan are deepening food insecurity and raising new vulnerabilities
 - 02/07/2015 - A major food crisis has enveloped South Sudan and continues to deteriorate at an alarming rate. In the first half of 2015, the prices of basic food commodities consistently increased, ...read more
The fight against the Ebola virus continues at the human-animal-ecosystem interface (in FRENCH)
 - 30/06/2015 - L’épidémiosurveillance de la faune, potentiel réservoir de maladies zoonotiques telle que la Maladie à Virus Ebola (MVE) qui frappe la Guinée depuis décembre 2013, constitue un maillon essentiel du dispositif ...read more
Rural women’s groups in peacebuilding activities
 - 25/06/2015 - FAO’s integrated approach of reaching Ebola-hit farmers in Liberia’s Lofa County is bearing increased results not only in crop production, VSLA (village savings and loan associations) revitalization and education in ...read more
Two months before the end of the 2014/15 anti-locust campaign in Madagascar, objective almost reached (in FRENCH)
 - 24/06/2015 - Au cours de la réunion de restitution qui s’est tenue le 24 juin 2015 dans les locaux de la Représentation à Madagascar de l’Organisation des Nations Unies pour l’alimentation et ...read more
Ebola Outbreak: Guinea smallholders confident in the future (in FRENCH)
 - 23/06/2015 - A Gnoungouya, district de 450 habitants dont les moyens d’existence reposent sur l’agriculture, 18 personnes ont été contaminées par le virus Ebola et 9 en sont décédées. Outre ces pertes ...read more
West and Central Africa discussed coordination and synergies to contain Avian Influenza
 - 22/06/2015 - A two-day regional emergency consultation meeting held in Abuja, Nigeria, on 15 and 16 June 2015, discussed regional and national strategies and their implementation to improve regional coordination and synergies ...read more