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Ten years after the Asian tsunami, the region is better prepared to cope with natural disasters
 - 22/12/2014 - Ten years after the world’s worst natural disaster in living memory roared across the shorelines of South and Southeast Asia, countries are better prepared to deal with tragedies like the ...read more

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Strengthening control and preparedness capacities to manage armyworm outbreaks in Lesotho
 - 10/09/2013 - In response to the armyworm outbreak, which affected Lesotho in January and February 2013, the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security (MAFS) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the ...read more
Acute malnutrition persists in Somalia while 870,000 people remain food insecure
 - 10/09/2013 - The number of people in crisis in Somalia is at its lowest since famine was declared in Somalia in 2011, thanks to successive seasons of average to above average rainfall, ...read more
Food security situation in the Sahel remains dire
 - 04/09/2013 - 11 million people are food insecure – Support for food and livestock production urgently needed – FAO appeal About 11 million people in the Sahel are still severely food insecure, FAO ...read more
Managing cassava virus diseases in Africa
 - 22/08/2013 - Cassava production is under threat as two viruses are raging through the fields of small-scale farmers in East and Central Africa. The Regional Cassava Initiative, coordinated by FAO, helped build ...read more
Uganda pastoralists make hay to beat feed shortages during drought
 - 20/08/2013 - To cope with recurrent drought and climate variability, pastoralists in Karamoja – a semi-arid region of Uganda – harvest grass to make hay, which they store and feed to their ...read more
Cereal banks, a weapon in the fight against food scarcity in Uganda
 - 14/08/2013 - Vulnerable agro pastoral communities in the semi arid region of Karamoja in Uganda have resorted to cereal banking as a coping mechanism to their food security threats. The idea of introducing ...read more
Regional Cassava Initiative closing workshop
 - 13/08/2013 - Upholding cassava's potential in Africa: 10 - 12 September 2013  During the course of the last decade, cassava production in East and Central Africa has been hampered by Cassava Mosaic Disease ...read more
FAO junior farmer field schools give voice to children in Uganda
 - 31/07/2013 - Junior Farmer Field and Life Schools (JFFLS) are a simple methodology for teaching vulnerable children and young people about farming, entrepreneurial skills and how to take care of themselves. These ...read more
The “First initiative” women’s association creates livelihood opportunities through cottage industry in the West Bank
 - 26/07/2013 - To promote the equal rights, but different needs of women, FAO has been supporting women’s cooperatives that manufacture cottage industry products across the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Under the ...read more
Wind of change in Lesotho
 - 17/07/2013 - “We are very happy with conservation agriculture and we try to convince other farmers to join the team!” In the village of Marakabei, in the Butha-Buthe district of Lesotho, five ...read more