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Race against time in drought-ravaged Southern Africa to ensure 23 million people receive farming support
 - 28/07/2016 - With only a few weeks before land preparation begins for the next main cropping season, some 23 million people in Southern Africa urgently need support to produce enough food to ...read more

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Responding to the El-Niño in Zimbabwe
 - 05/07/2016 - Southern Africa is currently in the grip of an intense drought driven by one of the strongest El Niño events recorded in the past 50 years. Across large swathes of ...read more
Livestock-dependent households face massive challenges following El Niño-induced drought and flooding in Ethiopia
 - 04/07/2016 - Nationwide floods have levelled another blow to the recovery process for drought-affected pastoralists in Ethiopia. Well over 55 000 hectares of land – much of it pasture– has been flooded ...read more
FAO contributes to better planning of humanitarian relief operations in Pakistan
 - 30/06/2016 - In 2015, drought and floods linked to El Niño and the impact of the earthquake in Pakistan have left more than 1.5 million people in need of immediate assistance, according ...read more
Unprecedented level of food insecurity in South Sudan, UN agencies warn
 - 29/06/2016 - Up to 4.8 million people in South Sudan – well over one-third of the population – will be facing severe food shortages over the coming months, and the risk of ...read more
FAO pilots efforts to integrate literacy and livelihood skills building in pastoralist field schools in South Sudan
 - 28/06/2016 - With funding from the European Union (EU), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is piloting an alternative model for pastoralist livelihood and education in South Sudan’s ...read more
FAO continues to support Yemen
 - 23/06/2016 - As part of its ongoing support for the fight against Desert Locust infestations in Yemen, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) signed a Memorandum of Understanding ...read more
Syrian Farmers in Tartous Revive Tomato Harvest with Support from WFP and FAO
 - 23/06/2016 - Syrian farmers in the country’s western coastal governorate of Tartous, formerly among the world’s top producers of tomatoes, have started their first tomato harvest of the year with support from ...read more
Food insecurity in the Lake Chad basin
 - 23/06/2016 - Massive population displacements and insecurity in the Lake Chad basin are putting livelihoods and food security at high risk. In North East Nigeria alone, the impact of the conflict on ...read more
FAO concludes its Earthquake Response Programme in Nepal
 - 23/06/2016 - FAO conducted the End of Project Performance Appraisal (EPPA) for its Earthquake Emergency Response Programme in Nepal after 13 months since its inception in May 2015. Local government partners – ...read more
Norway boosts support for crisis-affected farmers, fisherfolk and herders in South Sudan
 - 22/06/2016 - The Government of Norway and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have signed a new agreement worth USD 7 million aimed at enhancing the resilience of ...read more