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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

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Academia has role in fight against hunger, says FAO Director-General
 - 30/07/2012 - Calls for partnership in essential areas of policy research and social inclusion - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva challenged academics to get involved in essential and politically important research into ...read more
New food and nutrition security strategy for lusophone countries
 - 20/07/2012 - FAO chief addresses summit of Portugese-speaking countries in Maputo - Portuguese-speaking countries have found the right approach to tackling the hunger problem - by a combined effort of governments, civil society ...read more
The Somalia famine - one year on
 - 20/07/2012 - The long road to drought resilience - Exactly a year ago today, the United Nations announced a state of famine in southern Somalia. The six-month crisis caused thousands of deaths and ...read more
South Sudan: The challenge of going home
 - 18/07/2012 - James Kon is one of a growing number of South Sudanese who are creating a crisis simply by going home. Born and raised in the South, he spent many years in ...read more
Livestock epidemic causing havoc in Democratic Republic of the Congo
 - 17/07/2012 - FAO acts to stop spread of disease that has killed 75 000 goats and threatens neighbouring countries - FAO is mobilizing emergency support for the Democratic Republic of the Congo ...read more
Fighting food insecurity, a way forward
 - 15/07/2012 - An estimated 70% of Lesotho’s population is dependent on rain-fed agriculture for their livelihoods, meaning that most people are vulnerable to climate change. This is made because only 9% of ...read more
EU contributes €5 million to help farmers maintain crop diversity
 - 21/06/2012 - Support under plant genetics treaty fund announced during Rio+20 - The European Union is contributing € 5 million (6.5 million dollars) towards the Benefit-sharing Fund of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic ...read more
Sunflower: a ray of hope for flood-affected farmers in Sindh
 - 20/06/2012 - In these small seeds lies enormous potential, especially for farmers whose fields remained flooded during Pakistan's most important planting season for wheat, and who needed a quick and profitable way to ...read more
FAO Sunflower Day Event in Pakistan
 - 20/06/2012 - Maryam Bibi is a sharecropper, residing in a small village outside the town of Badin in rural Sindh, Pakistan. Her family (ten siblings, her husband and their five children) had not ...read more
No sustainable development without eradication of hunger and extreme poverty
 - 20/06/2012 - Joint statement by FAO, IFAD, WFP and Bioversity on Rio+20 Summit - The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the World Food Programme ...read more