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FAO urges countries to step up action against destructive banana disease
 - 17/04/2014 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is warning countries to step up monitoring, reporting and prevention of one of the world’s most destructive banana diseases, Fusarium ...read more

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Cassava virus on verge of epidemic in East Africa
 - 16/11/2011 - Experts urge funding, swift action to protect staple food crop - A new variant of a cassava disease is affecting large parts of East Africa, especially in the area's Great ...read more
FAO project helps Kenyan farmers withstand drought
 - 13/10/2011 - Farm investments today can prevent food security crises tomorrow - With the October rainy season starting, FAO is helping more than 5 000 vulnerable farming households in eastern Kenya terrace ...read more
World hunger report 2011: High, volatile prices set to continue
 - 10/10/2011 - Heads of Rome-based UN food agencies call for forceful action - Food price volatility featuring high prices is likely to continue and possibly increase, making poor farmers, consumers and countries more ...read more
Pakistan Floods 2011
 - 05/10/2011 - A year after the devastating monsoon floods of 2010, Pakistan has been hit once again with heavy rains and severe flooding. So far, over 5.2 million people have been affected, mostly in ...read more
Food Crisis looms in Sudan regions
 - 05/10/2011 - FAO calls for urgent action, funds - Urgent action is needed to prevent a looming humanitarian and food crisis in two strife-affected regions on the border between Sudan and the ...read more
Building political momentum for famine-free Horn of Africa
 - 24/09/2011 - Diouf urges adequate and predictable funding for HoA region - FAO Director-General Jacques Diouf today called for “adequate and predictable” financial resources to resolve the crisis in the Horn of ...read more
Farmers in southern Pakistan face worse flooding than last year
 - 23/09/2011 - FAO seeks $18.9 million to prevent escalating losses in rural areas - Urgent donor support is needed to help farmers in southern Pakistan hit by rain and floods that are worse ...read more
Famine spreads further in Somalia
 - 05/09/2011 - FAO calls for stepped up response - FAO today called for increased efforts to stem the food crisis in the Horn of Africa as famine spread to a sixth area of Somalia, threatening  ...read more
Horn of Africa: Funding for agricultural recovery lagging, FAO warns
 - 25/08/2011 - Predictable, sustained support for rural economies and livelihoods needed to avoid future crises - As world governments met today in Ethiopia for an international pledging conference aimed at winning more aid ...read more
Meeting on Horn of Africa calls for tackling root causes of famine
 - 18/08/2011 - Food assistance to save lives today, support for agriculture and pastoralism to prevent repeat crises tomorrow - Governments, UN agencies and international organizations meeting in Rome today urged the international ...read more