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Emergency Assistance Reaches 1.5 million in South Sudan
 - 22/09/2014 - On Monday, FAO North America hosted Sue Lautze, FAO representative and UN Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan, at a briefing about the crisis in the country. Since last December, ...read more

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FAO Director-General vows new approach in ending hunger
 - 21/03/2012 - Highlights role South-South Cooperation can play in Asia and Pacific - Vowing to take a new approach to ending hunger, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva has called for sustainable ...read more
Race on to help farmers and herders in drought-stricken Sahel
 - 09/03/2012 - FAO calls for an additional $69.8 million to head off food and nutrition crisis - Several countries in the Sahel region of western Africa need urgent support to prevent a ...read more
E-vouchers for agriculture inputs - Moving agriculture forward in Zimbabwe, with farmers in the driver’s seat
 - 06/03/2012 - A team from FAO Zimbabwe will be on hand to share their experiences and to unveil newly published guidelines on the use of electronic vouchers for agricultural input distribution. “E-vouchers ...read more
Colombia: Harvest after the floods
 - 27/02/2012 - On the road to the small town of Recula, in the department of Córdoba, a cow forages for food in fields that have become lakes. The animal’s protruding ribs are ...read more
FAO to help conflict-scattered families in South Sudan
 - 17/02/2012 - Vaccines, fishing, planting supplies needed before rains - The UN Food and Agriculture Organization is helping the people of the conflict-affected, South Sudanese state of Jonglei feed themselves and rebuild their lives ...read more
Rebuilding Afghanistan’s irrigation network
 - 14/02/2012 - FAO technical know-how helping to restore system after decades of disrepair - The UN Food and Agriculture Organization is boosting its technical support for rehabilitation of Afghanistan's dilapidated traditional irrigation ...read more
High levels of food insecurity in South Sudan
 - 08/02/2012 - FAO-WFP report says poor harvests, price hikes, conflict, displacement worsen hunger - Millions of people in South Sudan will face hunger this year if urgent action is not taken, according ...read more
Somalia famine ends, but situation still dire
 - 03/02/2012 - FAO’s new Director-General prioritizes Horn of Africa - The United Nations declared an end to famine conditions in Somalia today, but warned that with recurrent droughts in the Horn of Africa hunger ...read more
New FAO Chief moves on global eradication of hunger
 - 03/01/2012 - Support to poorest countries to be scaled up - Two days after taking over, FAO's new Director-General José Graziano da Silva told his inaugural press conference that the total elimination ...read more
José Graziano da Silva, new FAO Director-General
 - 01/01/2012 - Says fight against hunger must be linked to other global challenges - José Graziano da Silva has formally taken the helm of the Food and Agriculture Organization. The new Director-General ...read more