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Food crises continue to strike and acute hunger intensifies
 - 22/03/2018 - A new report out today sounds the alarm regarding surging levels of acute hunger. Some 124 million people in 51 countries were affected by acute food insecurity during 2017 — 11 ...read more

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Rapid interventions safeguard livestock and protect vulnerable farmers against hunger in Ethiopia
 - 08/03/2018 - At the end of 2016, rural families across the Horn of Africa were facing the increasing threat of severe hunger following the failure of two consecutive rainy seasons. In Ethiopia, ...read more
Forecasting the spread of avian influenza from Asia
 - 07/03/2018 - In September 2016, FAO issued a warning to countries west and south of Russia’s Tyva Republic, where a highly pathogenic strain of avian influenza had been detected. The virus had ...read more
Conflicts and weather patterns strain food security
 - 05/03/2018 - High levels of food insecurity persist in the world, due largely to conflicts and to adverse climatic shocks that are taking a toll, particularly in East African and Near East ...read more
Pastoralists in South Sudan are learning on the move
 - 28/02/2018 - As transhumance communities, pastoral families in Eastern and Western Lakes States reside in cattle camps and migrate to different areas throughout the year to graze and water their livestock. Children ...read more
Almost two-thirds of the South Sudanese population at risk of rising hunger
 - 26/02/2018 - More than 7 million people in South Sudan - almost two-thirds of the population - could become severely food insecure in the coming months without sustained humanitarian assistance and access, ...read more
Investing in job growth for conflict-affected Syrians
 - 26/02/2018 - Seven years of conflict has displaced 6.3 million Syrians within the country and forced another 5.4 million to seek refuge, mostly in neighbouring countries including Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and ...read more
Securing a good harvest despite ongoing drought in Somalia
 - 23/02/2018 - Almost 230 000 people who were facing emergency and crisis levels of food insecurity in the first half of 2017 were able to secure a good harvest despite ongoing drought. ...read more
Strengthening resilience in the face of natural disasters and shocks in Pakistan
 - 21/02/2018 - Pakistan is particularly vulnerable to frequent floods and droughts. Agriculture is the sector most affected by these hazards, with poor smallholder farming, pastoral and fishing communities suffering most. Over the ...read more
Assisting Ethiopian pastoralists to cope with recurrent drought
 - 20/02/2018 - As a result of protracted drought, food insecurity has increased and malnutrition rates are staggering in pastoral areas of southern and southeastern Ethiopia. Livestock production was extremely low in 2017, ...read more
Sustainably managing the fall armyworm in Africa through farmer field schools
 - 19/02/2018 - In 2017, FAO was at the forefront of supporting countries to tackle the fall armyworm, to reduce the risk of food insecurity among millions of Africans who depend on maize ...read more