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Over one million people in Somalia face acute food insecurity as food crisis worsens
 - 02/09/2014 - The gradual recovery and gains made since the end of the famine in 2012 are being lost as poor rains, conflict, trade disruptions and reduced humanitarian assistance led to a ...read more

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Hurricane Sandy
 - 07/11/2012 - Haiti is once again hit hard - Today, one and a half million Haitians are at risk of food insecurity. On the 23 October 2012, Hurricane Sandy moved across Haiti killing ...read more
FAO, Haiti Government seek $74 million for Haiti
 - 06/11/2012 - Colossal damage caused by Hurricane Sandy - FAO and the Government of Haiti are seeking $74 million over the next 12 months to help rehabilitate the country's agricultural sector in the ...read more
US increases funding to combat influenza and emerging disease threats
 - 29/10/2012 - Continued partnership will strengthen countries' preparedness, surveillance and response - FAO's commitment to fight emerging disease threats in "hotspot" regions worldwide is getting a boost with new funding from the ...read more
Using digital pen technology to monitor livestock diseases in Kenya - CASE STUDY
 - 26/10/2012 - The management of livestock diseases is of critical importance if Kenya is going to combat rising levels of poverty in its arid lands and capitalize on its huge livestock resource. ...read more
New locust alert for northwest Africa
 - 23/10/2012 - FAO warns of impending threat - FAO has alerted Algeria, Libya, Mauritania and Morocco to prepare for the likely arrival of Desert Locust swarms from the Sahel in West Africa in ...read more
A radio based training course to support dairy farmers in Kenya - CASE STUDY
 - 21/10/2012 - Based on a study which showed that 70% of dairy farmers in the high potential areas of Kenya had no access to education or extension messages on dairy production, an ...read more
MDG hunger target still within reach
 - 15/10/2012 - Food security governance plays a vital role - If countries step up their efforts to reduce hunger, the Millennium Development Goal of halving the proportion of hungry people by 2015 ...read more
FAO and EU join forces to fight hunger
 - 11/10/2012 - EU Commission President Barroso meets with FAO Director-General - Some 870 million people in the world are undernourished, and more than 2.5 million children die each year of malnutrition. Tackling ...read more
Globally almost 870 million chronically undernourished - new hunger report
 - 09/10/2012 - But there are hopeful signs that with extra effort the MDG target can be reached - Nearly 870 million people, or one in eight, were suffering from chronic undernourishment in ...read more
Striking red gold in Muumoni
 - 07/10/2012 - How a woman in rural Kenya is reaping the benefits of growing tomatoes using innovative irrigation technology Mrs. Mutisya keenly studies the leaves of her newly transplanted tomato crop. She has ...read more