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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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Funds for the Sahel are needed now, Raúl says
 - 24/05/2012 - Over 17 million people at risk of hunger - On a visit to drought-stricken Chad, Spanish football star Raúl González added his voice to urgent calls for funding to prevent ...read more
Elas rehabilitation in Ethiopia
 - 23/05/2012 - In Ethiopia, the Borans has got specially prepared hand dug wells called Elas where livestock move into the well with a trench (cattle path) to water troughs half way deep ...read more
New partnership to promote nutrition education, reduce household food waste
 - 21/05/2012 - FAO and Brazil look to adapt successful Programa Cozinha Brasil program overseas - FAO and Brazil's Serviço Social da Indústria (Industrial Social Services, SESI) have signed a new partnership agreement ...read more
UN Rome-based agencies welcome G8 commitment to keep food security high on global agenda
 - 18/05/2012 - By José Graziano da Silva, FAO Director-General, Kanayo F. Nwanze, IFAD President, and Ertharin Cousin, WFP Executive Director - "Agriculture is a powerful tool for reducing poverty and hunger. Events ...read more
FAO Near East Conference plans to halve food waste in 10 years
 - 18/05/2012 - Countries also call on FAO to develop a regional trust fund for food security - FAO's 31st Regional Conference for the Near East today called for a 50 percent reduction ...read more
Libya and FAO renew commitment to develop the country’s agriculture and food security
 - 18/05/2012 - Joint programme aims to increase food production, protect natural resources - Libya and FAO have commited themselves to work together to develop the country’s agricultural sector and improve food security, ...read more
Near Eastern Trust Fund for food security proposed
 - 17/05/2012 - Aim to advance food security in region - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today proposed the creation of a Near Eastern Trust Fund to advance food security in the ...read more
FAO Director-General warns of Horn of Africa, Sahel funding gap
 - 10/05/2012 - Risk of losing window of opportunity - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today warned of a major funding gap for activities planned by FAO in the Sahel and the Horn ...read more
Sowing seeds for future generations in Morobo
 - 03/05/2012 - Margerita Angaika has a small plot in Ombasi village in Morobo, a county on the southernmost tip of South Sudan. Her farm is around 4200 square meters, what the locals call ...read more
African nations discuss creation of an African food security trust fund
 - 30/04/2012 - FAO to help draft details of proposal - The creation of an African-funded trust fund to support food security in the continent was discussed at FAO’s Regional Conference for Africa, ...read more