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Investment in early warning – early actions reaps massive reward against El Niño flood threats
 - 26/04/2016 - By converting early warnings into fast, smart and well-targeted early actions, FAO Somalia has seen a huge benefit being delivered. Thousands of acres of cropland have been spared flooding, the ...read more

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Liberia: Ebola outbreak stops women farmers  from repaying loan
 - 15/10/2014 - On a sunny Tuesday morning in mid-September 2014, an FAO team entered the Ebola-stricken town of Foya, carefully making its way to an FAO-supported poultry production facility. “About half a ...read more
Syrian farmers in Ar-Raqqa governorate receiving cereal seeds from FAO
 - 14/10/2014 - FAO is distributing over 1 100 tonnes of wheat and barley seeds in Ar-Raqqa governorate to meet the needs of nearly 4 500 small-scale farmers for the autumn/winter planting season, ...read more
Ebola: Information-Education-Communication Programme in Guinea
 - 14/10/2014 - As part of the national programme for the fight against the Ebola virus disease, and in line with other technical and financial partners, FAO has developed and financed a technical ...read more
Gaza: Agricultural sector paralysed, over 80 percent of the population food insecure
 - 12/10/2014 - FAO expresses concern for the food security of all people in Gaza during the Cairo International Conference on Palestine, “Reconstructing Gaza”, hosted today by the Government of Egypt. “The livelihoods of ...read more
FAO and partners raise Ebola awareness of rural residents in Liberia
 - 10/10/2014 - The Government of Liberia through the Forestry Development Authority (FDA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Ministry of Health, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and other key stakeholders ...read more
Ebola: FAO launches new initiative to tackle growing food security threat
 - 08/10/2014 - FAO today launched a new programme to urgently assist 90 000 vulnerable households in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone whose food supplies and livelihoods are threatened by the disruptive effect ...read more
From Protection to Production: Complementing cash grants with enhanced production capacities
 - 06/10/2014 - In the community councils of Litjotjela and Maloaneng, Leribe District in Lesotho, Mrs Masekhametsi Hlomoka and Mrs Sesinyi Ramatekoa are beneficiaries of a pilot initiative complementing Social Protection cash grants ...read more
Teams return to Juba after challenging weeks in the field
 - 03/10/2014 - In late August, teams of FAO South Sudan staff members returned to their offices in FAO’s Juba headquarters after spending challenging weeks in the field conducting the 13th round of the Food Security ...read more
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
Frequently asked questions on Ebola virus disease
 - 02/10/2014 - Download the FAQs in PDF on Ebola virus disease   What is Ebola virus disease?Ebola virus disease, formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever, is a human illness caused by infection with an ...read more