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FAO South Sudan trains extension workers on livestock production in Kuajok and Aweil
 - 24/08/2015 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has a longstanding history in South Sudan, with both humanitarian and development programmes dating back to the pre-independence era. As ...read more

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Higher farm labor cost affects women farmers
 - 15/06/2015 - The increase in the cost for labour in farming communities in Sierra Leone has greatly disturbed the activities of farmers, to the extent of preventing most women from engaging in ...read more
Stabilizing Nepal’s mountain slopes to help farmers return to their fields
 - 15/06/2015 - Since the earthquakes in Nepal, some farmers have noticed water disappearing into the ground, leaving just-watered terraces suddenly dry. Certain springs have dried up while others have suddenly filled with ...read more
Farming communities survive Ebola virus disease
 - 11/06/2015 - Robust social mobilization activities including sensitization has largely contributed to the increase in the survival rate. In August 2014, 127 agriculture extension agents across Sierra Leone were trained on social ...read more
FAO Representative urges beneficiaries  to take ownership of project farms
 - 11/06/2015 - On a three day official field visit to Grand Gedeh and Maryland Counties in early May, FAO Representative in Liberia, Marc Abdala, said FAO-supported projects were aimed at increasing food ...read more
Growing risk of food insecurity after Nepal earthquakes, as monsoon approaches
 - 08/06/2015 - Half of all farming households in key rural districts lost nearly all of their stored crops of rice, maize, wheat and millet in the recent Nepal earthquakes, according to a ...read more
FAO emergency rice seed distribution in Nepal nearly complete
 - 03/06/2015 - Just over five weeks since Nepal's devastating earthquake of 25 April, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations expects to complete its emergency distribution of rice seeds to farmers in ...read more
As South Sudan conflict escalates, 4.6 million people at risk of severe food insecurity
 - 29/05/2015 - The ongoing conflict and related economic downturn in South Sudan has left 3.8 million people facing emergency and crisis levels of food insecurity, according to a new Integrated Food Security ...read more
FAO Local Seed Sourcing – A Domino Effect of Benefits
 - 28/05/2015 - FAO is providing much-needed seeds to Nepalese farmers affected by the devastating earthquakes of 25 April and 12 May, thanks to funding from Belgium, Italy and FAO’s own resources. Rice ...read more
Food security situation dire for millions in Nepal
 - 25/05/2015 - The two recent earthquakes in Nepal have had a major impact on food security and agricultural livelihoods. Around two-thirds of Nepalese depend on agriculture for their livelihood – many at ...read more
FAO delivers emergency livelihood kits to flood-affected farmers in Zambézia and Sofala provinces
 - 21/05/2015 - The floods in Mozambique earlier this year devastated cropland and private property in Nampula, Sofala, Tete and Zambézia Provinces. In addition to the loss of productive land, farmers also lost ...read more