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Ten years after the Asian tsunami, the region is better prepared to cope with natural disasters
 - 22/12/2014 - Ten years after the world’s worst natural disaster in living memory roared across the shorelines of South and Southeast Asia, countries are better prepared to deal with tragedies like the ...read more

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United Kingdom contributes to FAO’s work in Syria and Lebanon
 - 21/10/2013 - British development agency donates £10 million for humanitarian projects - The United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) is donating £10 million to FAO humanitarian projects in Syria and Lebanon. Part ...read more
FAO partners with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent
 - 17/10/2013 - Organizations agree on a three-year action plan to improve the food security and resilience of vulnerable communities facing threats and disasters - FAO has signed a new partnership agreement with the International ...read more
Four million people food insecure in Madagascar
 - 09/10/2013 - As many as 4 million people in rural areas of Madagascar are food insecure following this year's reduced harvest. Production of rice – the Indian Ocean island's staple – and ...read more
MP’s on an epic journey through Kenya’s and Ethiopia’s cattle corridor
 - 08/10/2013 - From glowing green hills to dusty prairie fields - through the window of the car seven MP’s from Karamoja in Uganda watch how the dramatic Kenyan landscape is changing. The ...read more
FAO, OIE and WHO unite for World Rabies Day to call for elimination of disease
 - 27/09/2013 - Mass dog vaccinations and public awareness key to breaking cycle of transmission The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and the ...read more
FAO and WFP appeal for immediate support for Northern Mali
 - 23/09/2013 - An Emergency Food Security Assessment conducted jointly by the Government of Mali, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Food Programme (WFP), and 15 other ...read more
As Madagascar food crisis looms, locust control campaign launched
 - 23/09/2013 - A locust control campaign is starting in Madagascar against a plague of the Malagasy Migratory Locust, which threatens the food security and livelihoods of 13 million people or nearly 60 ...read more
Bird flu viruses could re-emerge in upcoming flu season
 - 16/09/2013 - International experts recommend vigilance and promote targeted surveillance, market restructuring to fight H7N9, H5N1 and other threats FAO has issued a new warning to the international community that the H7N9 and ...read more
EU, FAO call for more efforts to combat cassava diseases
 - 16/09/2013 - The future of cassava, one of Africa’s most promising and climate-resilient crops, may be under threat if efforts to renew the fight against diseases affecting the plant are not renewed, ...read more
Seed marketing with SMS
 - 12/09/2013 - FAO is using novel ways of delivering quality seed to farmers. Last week, national staff from Côte d’Ivoire participated in a training workshop on mobile technology-based information systems, which will ...read more