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Emergency seed distributions to combat hunger in northeastern Nigeria
 - 21/06/2017 - Seeds and fertilizer for more than one million people are being distributed by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in northern Nigeria for the planting season that begins this month. It ...read more

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El Niño set to have a devastating impact on southern Africa’s harvests and food security
 - 12/02/2016 - Joint statement by FAO, the European Commission's Joint Research Centre, FEWS NET - Famine Early Warning Systems Network and the World Food Programme Southern Africa is currently in the grip of ...read more
Zika: FAO Director-General says agency is ready to contribute to international efforts
 - 09/02/2016 - Under the lead of the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations system is mobilizing a coordinated response to Zika aimed at minimizing the threat in affected countries and reducing ...read more
Somalia continues to face large-scale food insecurity compounded by poor rainfall and drought
 - 08/02/2016 - Somalia will continue to face large-scale food insecurity between now and June 2016 as a result of poor rainfall and drought conditions in several areas, trade disruptions, and a combination ...read more
UN agencies warn of escalating food crisis in South Sudan
 - 08/02/2016 - South Sudan is facing unprecedented levels of food insecurity, as 2.8 million people — nearly 25 percent of the country's population — remain in urgent need of food assistance, and at ...read more
Myanmar floods six months on: agricultural livelihoods still buried in the mud
 - 05/02/2016 - During the winter months, the farmland around Pauk Khoan village is normally full of brightly coloured vegetable crops – sunflower, peanut, red bean, mustard broadleaf and maize. But this year ...read more
Support for agriculture in Syria critical with massive food insecurity adding to suffering
 - 04/02/2016 - As world leaders met in London today to raise funds in support of millions of people affected by the ongoing conflict in Syria, FAO stressed the urgent need to ...read more
FAO warns of rapidly deteriorating food security in Yemen
 - 28/01/2016 - More than half of the total population of Yemen — some 14.4 million people — are food insecure, as ongoing conflict and import restrictions have reduced the availability of essential foods ...read more
‘I’m not sick, I’m hungry.’ Fighting food insecurity in South Sudan
 - 26/01/2016 - Nyalen Kuong is suffering from acute malnutrition. Seven months ago, the 40-year-old fled Leer town to Dangyow Island in Leer County with her four children after violence broke out. During ...read more
FAO helps Pakistan cope with natural disasters such as floods, quakes, droughts
 - 25/01/2016 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), together with representatives from the national, provincial, and regional level Disaster Management Authorities and other relevant institutions, and Civil Society ...read more
Ebola recovery support boosts farmers in Sierra Leone
 - 25/01/2016 - The outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease has a multi-sectoral adverse impact in Sierra Leone, including on agriculture, which is one of the major income generating sector in the country. ...read more