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FAO warns of fruit bat risk in West African Ebola epidemic
 - 21/07/2014 - Increased efforts are needed to improve awareness among rural communities in West Africa about the risks of contracting the Ebola virus from eating certain wildlife species including fruit bats, FAO ...read more

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FAO/IFAD/WFP call upon G20 to redouble efforts to fight hunger
 - 19/06/2012 - The UN food agencies based in Rome have expressed the wish that G20 leaders meeting in Mexico redouble their efforts to fight hunger. The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the ...read more
New food security and nutrition project for Egypt
 - 18/06/2012 - A new $3 million project that aims to improve food security and nutrition of women and young people in Egypt was announced today by FAO. The project is being financed ...read more
World food stocks to rise, but hunger risks persist in Sahel, Near East
 - 13/06/2012 - FAO's quarterly forecast of agricultural production and food security gives an overall positive outlook for cereal production worldwide, but warns that several regions of the world are expected to struggle ...read more
FAO, partners, urge greater push to reduce food losses and waste
 - 13/06/2012 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and key partners are calling on companies and organizations worldwide to join in the SAVE FOOD initiative, a global effort ...read more
Beating swords into ploughshares
 - 12/06/2012 - It could be considered one of South Sudan’s most important tasks after the civil war - finding a job for those who fought for its freedom. That is the purpose ...read more
Seed Fair in Morobo
 - 05/06/2012 - FAO is stepping up its efforts to transform agriculture in South Sudan in 2012, boosting the number of seed fairs organized before the rainy season, expected to begin in April. There ...read more
Niger, Mali on alert to Desert Locust risk
 - 05/06/2012 - Insecurity and conflict hinder control efforts - Croplands in Niger and Mali are at imminent risk from Desert Locust swarms that are moving southward from Algeria and Libya, FAO warned ...read more
More public support needed for small farmers
 - 01/06/2012 - Smallholders key in feeding growing populations - Governments need to play a more active role in support of smallholders if they are to become productive enough to help feed a ...read more
FAO and Sweden sign Contribution Agreement
 - 01/06/2012 - Accord will help improve quality of FAO emergency assistance in priority areas - FAO and Sweden’s International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) have signed a $10.8 million Contribution Agreement aimed at ...read more
No sustainable development without hunger eradication
 - 30/05/2012 - On the path to Rio+20, FAO calls for a future with both healthier people and healthier ecosystems - Sustainable development cannot be realized unless hunger and malnutrition are eradicated, FAO ...read more