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South Sudan takes steps to formulate a policy on charcoal production
 - 24/07/2015 - In South Sudan, the current demand for cooking fuels, and access to these resources, has huge implications for the environment and people’s well-being. The environmental risks associated with fuel wood ...read more

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South Sudan conflict reverses progress on food security
 - 07/03/2014 - The conflict in South Sudan risks reversing gains in food security that the country had made over the last year, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) ...read more
New Initiative Enables Somali Farmers to Produce Food Assistance
 - 06/03/2014 - For the first time, Somali farmers are turning themselves into suppliers of high-quality food assistance for their fellow Somali people. A new initiative backed by the European Union, the government ...read more
South Sudan Early Warning Outlook – January 2014
 - 06/03/2014 - Following the outbreak of the conflict, the Integrated Phase Classification undertaken by the Food Security and Livelihood Cluster indicated up to 7 million people in South Sudan are estimated to ...read more
Midterm debriefing and review meeting of the locust control campaign in Madagascar (in FRENCH)
 - 05/03/2014 - Une réunion de restitution concernant les activités réalisées au cours de la première partie de la 1ère campagne de lutte antiacridienne (septembre 2013 -septembre 2014) du Programme triennal de réponse ...read more
Conflict and migration worsening food security in the Near East
 - 28/02/2014 - The worsening of the food security situation in the Near East is not only caused by the structural constraints the region faces in producing enough food and an increasing dependence ...read more
Food, water and health in San Luis
 - 26/02/2014 - San Luis is located in the rural area of Puerto Asís, Putumayo, Colombia. Around 70 percent of its population is African descendant that around 40 years ago arrived from the ...read more
FAO rules out human-to-animal transmission of influenza A(H7N9)
 - 20/02/2014 - FAO says there is no evidence that human patients infected with influenza A(H7N9), a low pathogenic virus in poultry, can transmit the virus to animals, including birds. FAO referred to the ...read more
Conservation agriculture: an overview - INFOGRAPHIC
 - 13/02/2014 - Adapting our farming system to ensure a sustainable future We must protect the envireonment that feeds us. We must protect our families. While we have produced food crops through conventional tillage ...read more
Logistical obstacles and the challenges of emergency food and agriculture responses in South Sudan
 - 12/02/2014 - Even under the best of circumstances major logistical obstacles make it difficult for FAO to support humanitarian and development initiatives in South Sudan. Before the start of the crisis, FAO ...read more
Farmers need urgent help to plant in the Central African Republic
 - 12/02/2014 - Farmers in the Central African Republic are in urgent need of seeds and essential tools for the March planting season if they are to help avert a full-scale food and ...read more