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Guinea: The Ministry of Agriculture, FAO and WFP join forces to assess the impact of the Ebola outbreak on agriculture and food security
 - 17/10/2014 - The Ministry of Agriculture, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have initiated on 14 October 2014 a rapid assessment of ...read more

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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
Banking on women
 - 02/10/2012 - How innovative technology by FAO is promoting a savings culture for grains Osama is dead and the women of Kimu market in Kyuso district are a happy lot. And no, the ...read more
Dinner on the roof
 - 24/09/2012 - Urban aquaponic systems have proven to be successful in providing an environmentally sustainable solution to ensure food and nutrition security and to protect the livelihoods of the most vulnerable. In the ...read more