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FAO and partners call for a global response to deadly banana disease
 - 26/12/2014 - FAO and its partners say that a global effort is needed to prevent the rapid spread of the deadly Fusarium wilt disease in bananas, which poses a severe threat to ...read more

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Belgium supports FAO emergency response capacity with €5.8 million
 - 02/12/2014 - Belgium has donated €5.8 million to support FAO activities that help protect agriculture-based livelihoods for food security and resilience in the face of natural disasters and human-induced crises. The donation to ...read more
Helping member countries better prepare for responding to animal health emergencies
 - 01/12/2014 - An outbreak of a transboundary animal disease (TAD) may have serious consequences to a country’s socio-economic wellbeing, as well as directly affect the livelihoods of its population. The best way ...read more
Ebola in West Africa: Diaobe, subregional platform for trade and commerce
 - 01/12/2014 - In Senegal, where food insecurity and malnutrition rates are still high in some areas, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is working with the government to ...read more
US$4 million to fight trans-boundary animal and plant pests and improve food safety in southern Africa
 - 28/11/2014 - A US$4 million project to strengthen controls of food security threats and better manage plant and animal pests and diseases in the Southern African region was launched today in Zimbabwe’s ...read more
New, open-source tool to support resilience-building
 - 28/11/2014 - Each year millions of people dependant on agriculture, forestry and fisheries are confronted by droughts, floods, plant pests or animal diseases, and conflict. When that happens, the livelihoods of communities ...read more
Rebuilding South Sudan’s cold chain system
 - 28/11/2014 - There are over 35 million livestock in South Sudan, including 11 million cows and 25 million goats and sheep combined. Livestock is the largest form of social capital for most ...read more
Deterioration of livelihoods in Ebola-affected countries
 - 27/11/2014 - The preliminary results of recent impact assessments on food security of Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone – the three countries most affected by the Ebola virus disease outbreak ...read more
Ten years after the Indian Ocean Tsunami, the need for increasing resilience of agricultural livelihoods against disasters is a major lesson learned
 - 25/11/2014 - With the ten year anniversary of the devastating Indian Ocean Tsunami just weeks away, representatives from ASEAN member countries are assessing the lessons they’ve learned and action taken since then ...read more
Guinea - FAO Response Coordinator for Ebola meets with beneficiaries and partners
 - 25/11/2014 - Vincent Martin, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Representative in Senegal and FAO Response Coordinator for the Ebola outbreak, went to Conakry in Guinea from 13 ...read more
New avian influenza’s rapid spread to Europe threatens poultry sector especially in low-resourced countries
 - 24/11/2014 - A new bird flu strain detected in Europe which is similar to strains reported to be circulating in 2014 in Asia poses a significant threat to the poultry sector, especially ...read more