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Humanitarian Response Plan: food is the number one need
 - 05/12/2016 - Emphasizing the extent of the devastating tragedy in northeast Nigeria, today the United Nations launched an appeal for USD 1 billion to respond to the biggest humanitarian crisis in Africa. ...read more

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Growing concern for South Sudan’s herders as conflict displaces millions of cattle
 - 01/01/2015 - As South Sudan’s livestock owners have fled the ongoing conflict, millions of animals have been displaced, leading to fresh outbreaks of disease and rising tensions between pastoral groups and farmers, ...read more
From Farm-to-Table in South Sudan
 - 30/12/2014 - There was a dearth of good news from South Sudan in 2014. We can end the year on one good note, however. In September 2014, despite the ongoing crisis in South ...read more
FAO and partners call for a global response to deadly banana disease
 - 26/12/2014 - FAO and its partners say that a global effort is needed to prevent the rapid spread of the deadly Fusarium wilt disease in bananas, which poses a severe threat to ...read more
Ten years after the Asian tsunami, the region is better prepared to cope with natural disasters
 - 22/12/2014 - Ten years after the world’s worst natural disaster in living memory roared across the shorelines of South and Southeast Asia, countries are better prepared to deal with tragedies like the ...read more
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
Ebola leaves hundreds of thousands facing hunger in three worst-hit countries
 - 17/12/2014 - The number of people facing food insecurity due to the Ebola epidemic in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone could top one million by March 2015 unless access to food is ...read more
Fishing, a foundation for food security and peace in South Sudan
 - 17/12/2014 - Palek Island is a tiny village located about an hour off the western bank of the Nile near Terekeka county in Central Equatoria State. Not many outsiders have been here, ...read more
Ebola: prevention and preparedness to reduce risks in Côte d’Ivoire
 - 16/12/2014 - The Ebola virus disease epidemic now affects four countries in West Africa – Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and, more recently, Mali. The countries’ governments and international partners have taken significant ...read more
2014 seen as record year for world cereal production
 - 12/12/2014 - Latest indications confirm that world cereal production will reach an all-time record of more than 2.5 billion tonnes in 2014. Buoyed by bumper crops in Europe and a record maize ...read more
Ebola: In Guinea priority given to measuring food and nutritional risks and mobilizing stakeholders
 - 11/12/2014 - Since the outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) was declared in Guinea in March 2014, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has been committed to providing ...read more