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West Africa needs to sustain market chains and trade of agricultural products despite disruptions caused by the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak
 - 19/12/2014 - In addition to the health consequences in West Africa, the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak has also led to various economic and social disruptions in affected and neighbouring countries. The direct ...read more

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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
Hurricane Sandy
 - 07/11/2012 - Haiti is once again hit hard - Today, one and a half million Haitians are at risk of food insecurity. On the 23 October 2012, Hurricane Sandy moved across Haiti killing ...read more
FAO, Haiti Government seek $74 million for Haiti
 - 06/11/2012 - Colossal damage caused by Hurricane Sandy - FAO and the Government of Haiti are seeking $74 million over the next 12 months to help rehabilitate the country's agricultural sector in the ...read more
US increases funding to combat influenza and emerging disease threats
 - 29/10/2012 - Continued partnership will strengthen countries' preparedness, surveillance and response - FAO's commitment to fight emerging disease threats in "hotspot" regions worldwide is getting a boost with new funding from the ...read more
Using digital pen technology to monitor livestock diseases in Kenya - CASE STUDY
 - 26/10/2012 - The management of livestock diseases is of critical importance if Kenya is going to combat rising levels of poverty in its arid lands and capitalize on its huge livestock resource. ...read more
New locust alert for northwest Africa
 - 23/10/2012 - FAO warns of impending threat - FAO has alerted Algeria, Libya, Mauritania and Morocco to prepare for the likely arrival of Desert Locust swarms from the Sahel in West Africa in ...read more
A radio based training course to support dairy farmers in Kenya - CASE STUDY
 - 21/10/2012 - Based on a study which showed that 70% of dairy farmers in the high potential areas of Kenya had no access to education or extension messages on dairy production, an ...read more
MDG hunger target still within reach
 - 15/10/2012 - Food security governance plays a vital role - If countries step up their efforts to reduce hunger, the Millennium Development Goal of halving the proportion of hungry people by 2015 ...read more