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US$4 million to fight trans-boundary animal and plant pests and improve food safety in southern Africa
 - 28/11/2014 - A US$4 million project to strengthen controls of food security threats and better manage plant and animal pests and diseases in the Southern African region was launched today in Zimbabwe’s ...read more

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Banking on women
 - 02/10/2012 - How innovative technology by FAO is promoting a savings culture for grains Osama is dead and the women of Kimu market in Kyuso district are a happy lot. And no, the ...read more
Dinner on the roof
 - 24/09/2012 - Urban aquaponic systems have proven to be successful in providing an environmentally sustainable solution to ensure food and nutrition security and to protect the livelihoods of the most vulnerable. In the ...read more
AFC Champions League joins fight against hunger
 - 17/09/2012 - Asian Football clubs to raise funds for FAO-led projects - The "Asian Football against Hunger" campaign is returning to stadiums across the continent for the Asian Football Confederation's (AFC's) Champions ...read more
Private sector is key to tackle hunger
 - 13/09/2012 - EBRD and FAO call on agribusiness to step up investment from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean - The fight against hunger can only be won in partnership between governments, ...read more
Planting the seeds of hope
 - 12/09/2012 - Heavy rainfall, long withering droughts and other natural shocks and disasters – all signs of increased climate change – have made it almost impossible for vulnerable people to cope. In ...read more
Livestock sector development and poverty reduction
 - 10/09/2012 - FAO publication says targeted policies and capacity building crucial - A new FAO publication says carefully tailored policy and institutional changes can help to unlock the livestock sector's poverty reduction ...read more
Joint statement from FAO, IFAD and WFP on international food prices
 - 04/09/2012 - Following is a joint statement on international food prices from the three Rome-based UN Agencies, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural  ...read more
FAO staff member killed in Southern Somalia
 - 27/08/2012 - A UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) staff member has been killed in an attack by an armed group in Southern Somalia, the hunger-fighting agency announced. "Our deepest condolences go out ...read more
Recurring droughts highlight need to better manage water resources, safeguard food security
 - 27/08/2012 - Drought in some parts of the world has hurt global grain production and contributed to food price spikes virtually every other year since 2007, highlighting the need to transform the ...read more
Seeds and hope in the Sahel
 - 20/08/2012 - FAO assistance in Africa's Sahel region, struck by droughts in four of the past five years, is aimed at helping vulnerable people get through the current lean season and give ...read more