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FAO warns of fruit bat risk in West African Ebola epidemic
 - 21/07/2014 - Increased efforts are needed to improve awareness among rural communities in West Africa about the risks of contracting the Ebola virus from eating certain wildlife species including fruit bats, FAO ...read more

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FAO raises alert on high flooding risks in parts of southern Africa
 - 07/02/2011 - Thousands of hectares of agricultural land and crops have been damaged by floods and heavy rains in parts of southern Africa, and more damage may occur in the coming weeks  ...read more
Haiti earthquake: one year on
 - 11/01/2011 - One year later, the reverberations of Haiti's devastating earthquake continue to be felt in rural areas, further compounded by the ongoing cholera outbreak and the flooding and landslides triggered by ...read more
Cholera fall-out likely to cause crop losses in Haiti
 - 29/12/2010 - A significant portion of the rice harvest in northwestern Haiti is likely to be lost because of farmers' fears of cholera contamination, an FAO preliminary assessment indicates. FAO and the ...read more
North Korea faces serious cereal deficit
 - 16/11/2010 - About five million people living in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) will continue to face food shortages despite a relatively good harvest and a slight increase in food ...read more
FAO distributes huge quantities of wheat seeds in Pakistan
 - 27/10/2010 - FAO has begun a large-scale distribution of wheat seeds in Pakistan that will benefit well over half a million farming families or nearly five million people. The distributions will mean that for ...read more
Tackling hunger in Nicaragua
 - 25/10/2010 - In an effort to stem rising rural poverty in Nicaragua, the European Union (EU) and FAO have joined the government in supporting organisations of small-scale farmers boost the productivity of ...read more
Campaign against deadly cattle plague ending
 - 14/10/2010 - An ambitious global effort that has brought rinderpest, a deadly cattle plague, to the brink of extinction is ending all field activities, paving the way for official eradication of the ...read more
United States donates USD 16 million to FAO for flood-hit Pakistan farmers
 - 23/09/2010 - The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is to provide FAO with USD 16 million to support wheat planting, prevent further livestock losses and de-silt irrigation systems in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, ...read more
Haiti
 - 22/09/2010 - Food production in Haiti is slowly recovering but still remains significantly below the levels that existed prior to the January 2010 earthquake, according to the report of an FAO-WFP joint ...read more
FAO, IFAD, WFP to accelerate assistance to Pakistan flood victims
 - 15/09/2010 - The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD), and the World Food Programme (WFP) are working together to address urgent  food security challenges in ...read more