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UN Security Council recognises conflict as a major cause of famine
 - 17/08/2017 - The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) welcomes the UN Security Council's recognition of conflict as a major cause of famine, and the call to enhance longer-term recovery and resilience of conflict-affected ...read more

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Food gap widens in conflict-stricken South Sudan - UN assessment
 - 05/04/2016 - Civil strife and unfavourable rains have further reduced crop production in South Sudan, contributing to a cereal deficit of 381,000 tonnes --53 percent greater than in 2015 --and aggravating the ...read more
FAO’s leader addresses UN Security Council on food and farming’s role amid conflicts
 - 29/03/2016 - Improving food security can help build sustainable peace and even ward off looming conflict, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told members of the United Nations Security Council. "We know ...read more
UN urges stronger, coordinated international response to address El Niño impacts
 - 23/03/2016 - The United Nations has called for a stronger response by governments, aid organizations and the private sector to address the devastating impact the El Niño climate event is having on the ...read more
On International Day of Forests FAO reaches out to the youth in Sana’a
 - 22/03/2016 - On the occasion of the plantation week in Yemen and the International Day of Forests, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) collaborated with the Ministry of ...read more
FAO brings fuel-efficient cooking to communities in South Sudan
 - 18/03/2016 - With around 1.7 million displaced people in South Sudan, many regions are hosting large numbers of families which not only places a burden on the surrounding natural resources but also ...read more
FAO’s recovery and rehabilitation work in Nepal following the earthquakes
 - 18/03/2016 - After the earthquakes in April and May 2015, in a close collaboration with the Government of Nepal and local Non-governmental Organization partners, FAO started an immediate relief operation to support ...read more
FAO-WFP Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission to Myanmar
 - 17/03/2016 - More than seven months after Cyclone Komen caused widespread flooding in Myanmar, poor rural communities are still enduring increased levels of food insecurity, according to a UN report released today. ...read more
FAO and DA initiate use of drones for disaster risk reduction in the agriculture sector
 - 17/03/2016 - Drones were launched to officially mark a joint undertaking by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Department of Agriculture (DA) to initiate the use ...read more
Agriculture assessment in Iraq identifies priorities for faster recovery from extensive conflict-related damage
 - 14/03/2016 - A recent assessment conducted by FAO and Non-governmental Organization partners Muslim Aid and REACH-Iraq in Iraq’s Nineveh, Kirkuk and Salahadin governorates – parts of which were liberated from Islamic State ...read more
Destocking operation provides drought-stricken pastoralists with much-needed food and income in Somali Region of Ethiopia
 - 14/03/2016 - In Somali Region of southeastern Ethiopia, the ongoing drought – the most severe in half a century due to the effects of El Niño – has caused critical feed and ...read more