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Empowering women through strengthened livelihoods
 - 02/12/2016 - Women are on the front line of the agricultural system, providing major inputs to the cultivation, processing and marketing of produce. Failing to address the inequalities and discrimination that face ...read more

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Improving production, preserving the environment
 - 29/07/2015 - The agricultural production of smallholder farmers in Lesotho is mostly affected by severe soil degradation, limited access to quality inputs and poor produce markets farming practices. The country’s food security situation gradually ...read more
South Sudan takes steps to formulate a policy on charcoal production
 - 24/07/2015 - In South Sudan, the current demand for cooking fuels, and access to these resources, has huge implications for the environment and people’s well-being. The environmental risks associated with fuel wood ...read more
Syria: Better rains improve wheat production, but food security situation remains bleak
 - 23/07/2015 - Food production in Syria has increased this year mainly due to favourable rains, but it remains way below its pre-crisis levels as the ongoing conflict continues to push more people ...read more
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