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US$4 million to fight trans-boundary animal and plant pests and improve food safety in southern Africa
 - 28/11/2014 - A US$4 million project to strengthen controls of food security threats and better manage plant and animal pests and diseases in the Southern African region was launched today in Zimbabwe’s ...read more

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FAO assists in first steps towards controlling trans-boundary animal diseases
 - 30/04/2013 - FAO has assisted representatives from the governments of South Sudan and Sudan to initiate the formation of a joint veterinary protocol agreement for the control of Trans-boundary Animal Diseases (TADs). In ...read more
Study warns of depletion of Somalia’s groundwater resources
 - 29/04/2013 - A hydrogeological study covering north and northwestern Somalia indicates that unguided drilling of boreholes puts the country’s groundwater in jeopardy. The report by Somalia Water and Land Information Unit (SWALIM) of ...read more
Livestock livelihoods
 - 26/04/2013 - Seasonal Migration Update Insecurity and uncertainty along the Sudan-South Sudan border is continuing to hamper the seasonal migration of nomadic livestock owners and their herds. According to FEWSNET and FAO field ...read more
Cross-border animal health coordination agreement between Kenya and Uganda
 - 24/04/2013 - Uganda and Kenya have agreed to coordinate efforts to improve animal health in their border areas. Representatives from both countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the border town ...read more
A garden named “The romance”
 - 23/04/2013 - FAO’s project, titled “Apoyo de emergencia para la Seguridad Alimentaria y nutricional de personas afectadas por la violencia en el Departamento de Putumayo” was funded by the United Nations Central ...read more
Farmers in Maryland County begin rice harvest
 - 15/04/2013 - The European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO)-funded project, entitled “Emergency food security assistance for Ivorian refugees and affected host communities in Liberia”, is being implemented in Nimba, ...read more
Turning soil - and profit - at Farmer Field Schools in South Sudan
 - 11/04/2013 - South Sudan is a tough place to be a farmer. Traditional farming methods, little improved over decades of protracted war, can bring poor returns in a country also at risk ...read more
Strong biosecurity measures required in response to influenza A(H7N9) virus
 - 05/04/2013 - Responding to the occurrence of the A(H7N9) influenza virus in China requires strong biosecurity measures, FAO said today. Unlike other influenza strains, including highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1, this new ...read more
Madagascar needs more than $41 million to end locust plague
 - 26/03/2013 - Madagascar needs more than $22 million of emergency funding by June to start fighting a severe locust plague that threatens the country's next cropping seasons and the food security of ...read more
Locust plague in Madagascar
 - 21/03/2013 - Adult Migratory Locusts can multiply quickly, forming highly mobile groups and swarms. Depending on its size, a swarm – made up of millions of locusts – can eat up to ...read more