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FAO urges countries to step up action against destructive banana disease
 - 17/04/2014 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is warning countries to step up monitoring, reporting and prevention of one of the world’s most destructive banana diseases, Fusarium ...read more

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925 million in chronic hunger worldwide
 - 14/09/2010 - FAO and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today said that the number of hungry people in the world remains unacceptably high despite expected recent gains that have pushed ...read more
Pakistan farmers need wheat seed fast
 - 01/09/2010 - FAO today called for more international funds to save the upcoming wheat planting season in Pakistan where floods covering land half the size of Italy have wiped out much of the country's ...read more
Millions of livestock dead or in danger in Pakistan
 - 20/08/2010 - Millions of livestock have been affected by the floods in Pakistan and are badly in need of food and medicine, FAO said today. Around 200 000 cows, sheep, buffalo, goats and donkeys ...read more
Locust swarms threaten agriculture in Madagascar
 - 12/08/2010 - Madagascar is at risk of a significant plague of crop-eating locusts, FAO warned today. An unknown number of immature swarms of Malagasy Migratory Locust (Locusta migratoria capito) have formed up ...read more
Urgent help needed for flood-stricken Pakistan farmers
 - 11/08/2010 - As efforts continue to save the lives of Pakistanis stricken by monsoon floodwaters, FAO today warned of serious threats to the livelihoods and food security of millions. As of today, 13.8 million ...read more
Zimbabwe food security improves
 - 10/08/2010 - Although food security in Zimbabwe improved significantly following government efforts and a USD 70 million international assistance programme providing farmers with subsidized inputs, the country still needs agricultural and food assistance next year ...read more
Haiti: six months on, agriculture needs more support
 - 15/07/2010 - While timely food assistance and agricultural inputs helped avert a post-earthquake food crisis in Haiti, insufficient funding for agriculture continues to hamstring efforts to improve food security, local food production ...read more
Taking action to support rural women
 - 01/07/2010 - Tackling hunger requires moving from talk to action in ensuring that women farmers have equal access to agricultural resources and an equal voice in decision making at all levels, FAO ...read more
Seeds for 100 000 farmers in Burkina Faso
 - 25/06/2010 - Amid a growing food crisis in the Sahel that is putting millions at risk of hunger, FAO has started providing quality seeds to 100 000 vulnerable farmers in Burkina Faso, ...read more
Europe increases support for global food security
 - 04/06/2010 - The European Union (EU) has added €13.2 million to its funding of FAO's efforts to boost agricultural production in developing countries worst hit by high food prices. This brings the ...read more