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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 urges stronger measures on global health threats
 - 29/01/2013 - The world risks a repeat of the disastrous 2006 bird flu outbreaks unless surveillance and control of this and other dangerous animal diseases is strengthened globally, FAO warns. "The continuing international ...read more
Syrian agricultural production drops massively as conflict continues
 - 23/01/2013 - Twenty-two months of conflict has left Syria's agricultural sector in tatters with cereal, fruit and vegetable production dropping for some by half and massive destruction of irrigation and other infrastructure, ...read more
Fisheries project builds peace and livelihoods in Burundi
 - 17/01/2013 - “In 1993 I fled the war in Burundi and took my family to D.R. Congo” says Crispin Niragira, “We fled the terrible war in DRC in 1997 and went to ...read more
Sowing the seeds of food security in South Sudan
 - 15/01/2013 - FAO and France join efforts to improve farmers’ livelihoods - A new programme in the Republic of South Sudan is helping vulnerable farmers to improve their livelihoods by boosting the ...read more
FAO helps Darfur farmers and herders live in peace
 - 20/12/2012 - In a field in North Darfur, farmer Salaheldin Suleiman Hilal looks pleased. He's finished harvesting his golden sorghum crop and unlike previous years he lost none to grazing animals."In the ...read more
FAO and EU support returnees for peace in Burundi
 - 03/12/2012 - “During the war I fled Burundi and took my family to Tanzania. We were there for 16 years” says Ido Modeste, a returnee in the village of Buzimba, Rumonge province ...read more
FAO helps Somalis to cash in on livestock waste
 - 29/11/2012 - Suweisra Mohamed waves a thick dry camel bone with an assuring smile. "This is now worth lots of dollars," she says, brandishing the dense and neatly cut camel thighbone. At ...read more
Integrated food security programme in response to 2012 food crisis
 - 23/11/2012 - As a result of the cumulative impact of floods in 2011 and late rains in the early stages of 2011-2012 cropping season, a food insecurity crisis was declared in Aug ...read more
FAO Director-General and Haitian President urge increased investment in Haiti
 - 22/11/2012 - Visiting Haitian President Michel Joseph Martelly and FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today appealed for increased investment in the country in order to build its long-term resilience. Graziano da ...read more
FAO, WFP and gFSC assess accountability to affected populations in Pakistan
 - 15/11/2012 - FAO, WFP and the global Food Security Cluster undertook a two-week mission to Pakistan in September and October 2012 to support activities of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) to strengthen ...read more