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New Global Partnership for Preparedness launched
 - 24/05/2016 - A major new partnership to better prepare countries and communities for disasters is being launched today at the World Humanitarian Summit as a united response to a continuing rise in humanitarian ...read more

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North Korea’s food production falls for first time since 2010 as water scarcity hits agricultural sector
 - 27/04/2016 - North Korea's total food production - including cereals, soybeans and potatoes in cereal equivalent - is estimated to have fallen in 2015, the first drop since 2010, and is expected ...read more
Investment in early warning – early actions reaps massive reward against El Niño flood threats
 - 26/04/2016 - By converting early warnings into fast, smart and well-targeted early actions, FAO Somalia has seen a huge benefit being delivered. Thousands of acres of cropland have been spared flooding, the ...read more
Drones help farmers in the Philippines prepare for climate disasters
 - 25/04/2016 - In a bid to stay ahead of the negative impacts of climate change, floods and typhoons on food security, the Government of the Philippines and FAO have started using unmanned ...read more
Agriculture is key to achieving lasting peace in Central African Republic
 - 18/04/2016 - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met Central African Republic President Faustin-Archange Touadera for talks that focused on rebuilding the country's agriculture sector and making it an engine for ...read more
FAO and partners ramp up efforts to track and prevent spread of damaging wheat rusts
 - 14/04/2016 - The ongoing spread of wheat rusts, a group of fungal plant diseases that stymy the production of the staple grain and other crops, is raising concern in Central Asia and ...read more
Somalia exports 5.3 million animals, 6% growth in 2015
 - 14/04/2016 - FAO scales up support for country's leading foreign earner. Export of live animals to Gulf nations continued to be Somalia's leading foreign exchange earner in 2015, registering steady annual growth ...read more
Canada steps up to support struggling rural families in eastern Ukraine
 - 13/04/2016 - When living conditions for households along the conflict line in Eastern Ukraine went from bad to worse, help came from the Government of Canada. The allocation of CDN 3 ...read more
Desert Locust outbreak in Yemen leaves surrounding countries potentially at risk
 - 12/04/2016 - The presence of recently discovered Desert Locust infestations in Yemen, where conflict is severely hampering control operations, poses a potential threat to crops in the region, FAO warned today. ...read more
Villagers of Yin Yein receive livestock and farming assistance in CERF-funded FAO project
 - 11/04/2016 - Living on the banks of the Chindwin River in Myanmar's Sagaing region, Daw Nye Mya (60) reports that she "had never seen flooding as bad" as the floods which swept ...read more
Food gap widens in conflict-stricken South Sudan - UN assessment
 - 05/04/2016 - Civil strife and unfavourable rains have further reduced crop production in South Sudan, contributing to a cereal deficit of 381,000 tonnes --53 percent greater than in 2015 --and aggravating the ...read more