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Ebola crippling agriculture and livelihoods in northern Liberia
 - 23/09/2014 - The Ebola epidemic is washing away years of progress and hard work. Savings consolidated over several years have been completely depleted due to the disease’s destruction of income generating opportunities. ...read more

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UN says more support urgently needed to tackle growing food insecurity in the Sahel
 - 25/07/2014 - The United Nations today called on the international donor community to renew a commitment to fight hunger and food insecurity in the Sahel by protecting and strengthening the resilience of ...read more
FAO is supporting the return of displaced people with distributions of vegetable seeds in Bangui to resume agriculture production
 - 24/07/2014 - Laurentine and her three children found refuge in the spontaneous settlement in the airport area of Bangui in December 2013. "We had to flee our home as we feared for ...read more
FAO, USAID and SAARC continue building regional preparedness for H7N9 and other avian influenza viruses
 - 23/07/2014 - As part of ongoing efforts to reduce the risk of avian influenza in general and H7N9 in particular, FAO gathered experts from seven nations of the South Asian Association for ...read more
Backyard poultry in Syria for an enhanced access to nutrient–rich foods at home and in communities
 - 23/07/2014 - It took FAO and its partners in Syria nearly three months to complete the distribution of poultry packages in the tormented governorate of Rural Damascus, but the result was worth ...read more
Corn seed distribution in Central Philippines – another step towards recovery thanks to Norwegian funding
 - 23/07/2014 - Typhoon Haiyan last November severely damaged the agriculture sector, which provides 40.5 percent of national employment for men and 21.8 percent for women in the Philippines. Especially crop production was ...read more
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
Saving the agriculture season in response to the food security emergency in CAR
 - 16/07/2014 - “We are thirsty for seeds! Bring them and we’ll plant them! FAO brought us maize and groundnut seeds at the beginning of June and you can see that they all ...read more
Conservation Agriculture and Armyworm awareness brought to schools of Lesotho
 - 14/07/2014 - In the period April to June 2014, 260 teachers from primary and secondary schools from all ten districts of Lesotho participated in training on Conservation Agriculture (CA) and Armyworm awareness. CA ...read more
Food security worsens as drought looms in Somalia
 - 07/07/2014 - Somalia’s food security crisis is expected to worsen over the next several months following poor performance of the major rainy season (Gu), shrinking humanitarian assistance and access, increasing malnutrition, conflict ...read more
Sue Lautze: South Sudan needs meaningful peace
 - 04/07/2014 - All sides of the conflict in South Sudan have at times become very "fixed, dark and negative" as outbreaks of violence continue. The country needs lasting peace so that it ...read more