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Locust plague in Madagascar halted, but at great risk of resurgence
 - 02/10/2014 - A locust plague that spread across Madagascar threatening the main staple food crops and pasture in the country has been successfully contained, however, progress is under threat due to a ...read more

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Three million Syrians need food, crops and livestock assistance
 - 02/08/2012 - Close to three million people are in need of food, crops and livestock assistance, according to a recent assessment carried out by the United Nations and the Syrian government. Of this ...read more
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