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FAO regional training aims to improve access to new tool for assessment of laboratories and AMR surveillance systems
 - 17/05/2018 - Life saving medicines fail when bacteria become resistant to them, so countries are racing to battle these ‘bad bugs’ through improved surveillance systems to protect animals, people and livelihoods. Without ...read more

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Enhancing resilience of crisis-affected families in the Central African Republic
 - 21/04/2018 - Employing the caisses de résilience approach in the Central African Republic, FAO helped to strengthen the social cohesion of vulnerable communities, while improving their food production capacity.Almost 50 000 families ...read more
WFP-FAO launch innovative German-funded project to support peace and rebuild lives in post-conflict areas of eastern DR Congo
 - 19/04/2018 - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) are launching an innovative joint project to rebuild livelihoods shattered by conflict ...read more
Strengthening the resilience of indigenous communities in Bangladesh
 - 17/04/2018 - Two thousand indigenous families in Bangladesh’s Chittagong Hill Tracts received training and agricultural livelihoods packages to improve poultry, vegetable and rice production. The families live in one of the poorest ...read more
Stopping avian influenza at source in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
 - 12/04/2018 - Cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza were confirmed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in June 2017. Rapid deployment of specialist equipment and resources from FAO’s emergency equipment stockpile ...read more
Complementing social protection benefits in Lesotho
 - 09/04/2018 - In 2015–2016, southern Africa experienced the worst drought in 35 years, caused by El Niño, resulting in poor local crop production and high levels of food insecurity. While the 2016 ...read more
Mitigating conflict around natural resources in Abyei (South Sudan/the Sudan)
 - 05/04/2018 - Between 2015 and 2017, FAO worked with tribal communities in the Abyei Administrative Area to reduce the risk of resource-based conflicts and strengthen resilience through dialogue and negotiation. The area ...read more
Belgium supports FAO in early action for pastoralists to keep their livestock alive through localized dry spells in the Sudan
 - 03/04/2018 - The Sudan is one of the driest countries in Africa, where 70 percent of the rural population relies on subsistence agriculture for their livelihoods, and rainfall can determine whether or ...read more
Supporting livestock health and improving dairy production in Haiti
 - 03/04/2018 - In Haiti, access to veterinary services is vital, as livestock production is a main source of income. However, these services are generally expensive or simply unavailable in rural areas. In ...read more
Improving nutrition among Syrian children through education
 - 29/03/2018 - Thousands of Syrian school children participated in food and nutrition education that used gardens to teach them about the importance of eating fruit and vegetables as part of a healthy ...read more
FAO assists at-risk farmers during the dry season in northeastern Nigeria
 - 28/03/2018 - Aisa ya Maida, who lost her husband during an attack on her home in Magumeri, a Local Government Authority (LGA) in Borno State, fled to Mashumari village in Konduga (a ...read more