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Rural development agents committed to the fight against Ebola
 - 05/03/2015 - Since 25 October 2014, there have been no new cases of Ebola virus disease recorded in the prefecture of Pita where four positive cases had been identified before this date. ...read more

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Food crisis escalates in South Sudan
 - 06/02/2015 - A staggering 2.5 million people – about one-fifth of the population – remain in either Crisis or Emergency level food insecurity as fighting continues in South Sudan, according to the ...read more
Sierra Leone: Women vegetable farmers face huge losses due to the Ebola outbreak
 - 05/02/2015 - Women vegetable farmers and traders in the Koinadugu District in the north of Sierra Leone have expressed frustration over the fall in prices for their produce resulting in huge income ...read more
Small-scale livestock keepers in Syria receive emergency support from FAO
 - 04/02/2015 - Nearly 4 000 000 sheep, goats and cattle across Syria will be treated for parasites by FAO with the support of the Syrian Veterinary Association (SVA). This mass treatment campaign ...read more
Ebola: Acting quickly and effectively for agriculture and food security in Guinea
 - 02/02/2015 - In January 2015, the Ministry of Agriculture of Guinea, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) published the rapid assessment report ...read more
Over 730,000 people across Somalia face acute food insecurity despite improvements in some areas
 - 29/01/2015 - Despite improved food security following the Deyr harvest, improved livestock conditions, and mostly stable staple food prices, a large number of people across Somalia will be acutely food insecure through ...read more
Farmers in Malawi need urgent help after heavy flooding
 - 28/01/2015 - Farmers in southern Malawi urgently need seeds and livestock after intense flooding destroyed their fields and homes, washing away animals and crops and threatening local food security. More than 170,000 people ...read more
Highlights of the Emergencies Director visit to South Sudan
 - 28/01/2015 - Mr Dominique Burgeon, Director of FAO's Emergency and Rehabilitation Division and Coordinator of the Organizations's resilience work, visited South Sudan from 15-20 January 2015. [View the story "FAO Emergency Director field ...read more
Launch workshop on development of Agricultural Land Tenure Guidelines
 - 27/01/2015 - In many areas of South Sudan, insecure or inadequate land tenure rights increase vulnerability, hunger, poverty and lead to conflict and environmental degradation. The development of Agricultural Land Tenure Guidelines ...read more
FAO’s Emergencies Director visits Eastern Equatoria to view crucial resilience building efforts
 - 23/01/2015 - Less than three years since its Independence, violence erupted in South Sudan in December 2013. Since then, 1.5 million South Sudanese fled their homes, some managing to bring valuable livelihood ...read more
Sierra Leone: Farmers express concern over their livelihoods in the face of the Ebola outbreak
 - 22/01/2015 - Farmers and managers of Agri-Business Centres (ABCs) in Sierra Leone identify quarantine measures, bans on group activities and the closure of periodic markets as major causes of disruption of farming ...read more