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El Niño set to have a devastating impact on southern Africa’s harvests and food security
 - 12/02/2016 - Joint statement by FAO, the European Commission's Joint Research Centre, FEWS NET - Famine Early Warning Systems Network and the World Food Programme Southern Africa is currently in the grip of ...read more

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Cyclical improvements of food security in South Sudan provide a short window of opportunity
 - 24/09/2014 - Humanitarian assistance is having a measurable and significant impact in South Sudan. The combined efforts of the Food Security and Livelihood Cluster (co-led by FAO, WFP and Mercy Corps) and ...read more
Ebola crippling agriculture and livelihoods in northern Liberia
 - 23/09/2014 - The Ebola epidemic is washing away years of progress and hard work. Savings consolidated over several years have been completely depleted due to the disease’s destruction of income generating opportunities. ...read more
Increased concern over latest strain of avian influenza in Southeast Asia
 - 22/09/2014 - A recently-emerged strain of avian influenza virus in poultry in Southeast Asia known as A(H5N6) represents a new threat to animal health and livelihoods and must be closely monitored, FAO ...read more
Emergency Assistance Reaches 1.5 million in South Sudan
 - 21/09/2014 - On Monday, FAO North America hosted Sue Lautze, FAO representative and UN Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan, at a briefing about the crisis in the country. Since last December, ...read more
Norway donates $10 million to FAO South Sudan
 - 15/09/2014 - Norway has donated approximately $10 million to help FAO provide conflict-affected farmers, fishers and herders in South Sudan with critical livelihood support. Norway’s gift will allow FAO to distribute emergency livelihood kits – including crop seeds, ...read more
Conservation Agriculture explained by farmers to farmers in Lesotho
 - 14/09/2014 - During the month of June 2014, up to106 farmers practicing Conservation Agriculture (CA) had the opportunity to exchange views, experiences and ideas with other farmers during their visit to two ...read more
Following FAO’s seed distributions, monitoring missions for the agricultural campaign take place in the Central African Republic
 - 11/09/2014 - In addition to distributions of inputs to households, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) distributed crop seeds to 90 seed multiplier groups (1 600 households) in ...read more
FAO calls for immediate action as new food crisis unfolds in Somalia
 - 07/09/2014 - FAO has called on all actors in and outside Somalia to respond to clear indications of a worsening food crisis by acting now to save lives in the in the ...read more
Over one million people in Somalia face acute food insecurity as food crisis worsens
 - 06/09/2014 - The gradual recovery and gains made since the end of the famine in 2012 are being lost as poor rains, conflict, trade disruptions and reduced humanitarian assistance led to a ...read more
Saudi Arabia helps FAO respond to the dire state of food security in Iraq
 - 04/09/2014 - FAO is scaling-up critical food and agriculture assistance to highly vulnerable rural households in Iraq thanks to a generous $14.7 million grant from Saudi Arabia. The donation is part of a $500 million ...read more