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Japan contributes $2 million to combat the locust plague in Madagascar (in FRENCH)
 - 23/04/2014 - Le Gouvernement du Japon signe aujourd’hui un accord de financement avec l’Organisation des Nations Unies pour l’alimentation et l’agriculture (FAO) en vue de contribuer au Programme triennal de réponse à ...read more

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José Graziano da Silva of Brazil elected FAO Director-General
 - 26/06/2011 - José Graziano da Silva of Brazil was elected Director-General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today. Graziano da Silva, who is 61, received a total of 92 votes out ...read more
Celebration honours success against cattle disease
 - 25/06/2011 - Flanked by Presidents, Vice-Presidents, Ministers and other international dignitaries, FAO Director-General Jacques Diouf today unveiled a commemorative plaque to celebrate global freedom from rinderpest, or cattle plague, one of history's ...read more
New locust threat in Madagascar
 - 21/06/2011 - A current buildup of locust populations in southwestern Madagascar could turn into a plague and seriously endanger the livelihoods of 13 million people unless a new campaign is launched to ...read more
No more deaths from rinderpest
 - 25/05/2011 - The national Delegates of Members of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) declared today that rinderpest, one of the deadliest diseases of cattle and of several other animal species, ...read more
Stamping out H5N1 avian influenza could take decades
 - 21/04/2011 - Eliminating the highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza virus from poultry in the six countries where it remains endemic will take ten or more years, according to a new FAO report. The ...read more
Côte d’Ivoire farmers need urgent assistance as rainy season begins
 - 18/04/2011 - As a delicate peace takes hold in Côte d’Ivoire following months of severe political violence, the race is on to save the upcoming rice and maize planting season that begins ...read more
New humanitarian food security platform launched
 - 15/04/2011 - The United Nations food agencies — FAO and the World Food Programme (WFP) — have launched a food security platform to improve the coordination of food security responses in humanitarian crises. The ...read more
Helping Haiti’s most vulnerable communities rebuild their livelihoods
 - 10/04/2011 - On 12 January 2010, a 7.3-magnitude earthquake hit Haiti leading to massive loss of life and causing unprecedented damage to urban and rural areas in the south and west of ...read more
Libyan crisis threatens food security
 - 11/03/2011 - The impact of the current crisis in Libya on food security is a cause for serious concern both in Libya and surrounding countries due to the region’s dependency on cereal ...read more
Responding to high food prices
 - 08/03/2011 - In response to the current rise in food prices, FAO will, in partnership with stakeholders, run a series of seminars in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Central Asia, Europe, Latin ...read more