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Pope Francis endorses FAO emergency response in Eastern Africa and hopes to motivate governments to support in solidarity
 - 21/07/2017 - In an unprecedented move, Pope Francis has symbolically donated €25,000 to FAO's efforts supporting people facing food insecurity and famine in East Africa. Pope Francis said the funds are "a symbolic ...read more

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FAO updates SADC Ministers on fall armyworm and locust invasion
 - 26/05/2017 - Preliminary assessments, conducted between mid-February and end of April 2017, have shown that approximately 356 000 hectares of crops were affected by the fall armyworm infestation in seven reporting Southern ...read more
Empowering South Sudanese refugees and host communities
 - 25/05/2017 - In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, nearly 8 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance and protection (Humanitarian Response Plan, OCHA, January 2017) and 6 million are food ...read more
FAO and WFP heads visit famine-stricken South Sudan
 - 24/05/2017 - All parties to the conflict in South Sudan must cease violence and work together to ensure that food and other lifesaving support can reach people to end famine and severe hunger, the ...read more
Small-scale farmers in Peru supported to recover from damages triggered by El Niño
 - 18/05/2017 - FAO is working with the government of Peru to assist some 7,000 mostly small-scale farmers restore their capacity to produce crops and feed their families in the wake of heavy rains, floods and landslides that hit ...read more
As food crises deepen we must step up our efforts to prevent and tackle famine
 - 18/05/2017 - Governments, civic groups and businesses need to rally support for both immediate relief to people in countries at risk of famine and longer-term initiatives that will allow them to recover ...read more
The Garden Toothbrush
 - 08/05/2017 - African eggplant lives up to its name: as it grows it bears white, oval-shaped fruits that look just like eggs before they ripen and turn green. It is one of ...read more
UN food agencies call for swift action to prevent the spread of famine
 - 02/05/2017 - The leaders of the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have called on the international community to urgently step up action to prevent ...read more
Multi-pronged approach – key for effectively defeating fall armyworm in Africa
 - 01/05/2017 - Tackling the menace of the tenacious fall armyworm pest and avoiding economic hardship for smallholders across Africa requires quick and coordinated action, a massive awareness campaign, scientific innovation and multi-institutional ...read more
Experts call for robust surveillance and coordinated approaches in tackling Fall armyworm infestation
 - 26/04/2017 - Experts attending a technical meeting convened by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Nairobi to discuss the Fall armyworm infestation in Southern Africa in particular ...read more
Race against time to avoid famine in Yemen
 - 25/04/2017 - A combination of food assistance and food production assistance is the only way to avoid famine in conflict-ridden Yemen where two-thirds of the population - 17 million people - are ...read more