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Early action helps women in farming communities vulnerable to drought
 - 22/05/2019 - As early as January 2019, farming communities in the municipalities of Pigkawayan in North Cotabato and Datu Saudi Ampatuan in Maguindanao, both located on the southern island of Mindanao in ...read more

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Promoting fish farming in northeastern Nigeria with support from the European Union Trust Fund
 - 04/04/2019 - The armed insurgency in northeastern Nigeria has resulted in the disruption of fishing livelihoods, an important source of food and income, especially for households dependent on the Lake Chad, a ...read more
For Syrian refugees in Turkey agriculture is hope
 - 03/04/2019 - Thirty Syrian workers start new jobs today at the Dağcıoğlu Baharat red pepper production factory in Kahramanmaraş, Turkey. They were hired by the factory’s owner, Mehmet Dağcı, at the conclusion ...read more
Global Report on Food Crises: acute hunger still affecting over 100 million people worldwide
 - 02/04/2019 - A report presented today jointly by the European Union, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) finds that around 113 million people ...read more
Immediate help for Mozambique
 - 29/03/2019 - The lives and livelihoods of farmers and fishers in the three Southern African countries hit by Tropical Cyclone Idai are under severe threat, with communities in Mozambique bearing a particularly ...read more
Communities affected by drought in Afghanistan are struggling with hunger
 - 27/03/2019 - Consecutive drought in the last three years – followed by a severe drought during the 2017/2018 wet season – hit almost two out of three provinces in Afghanistan, destabilizing the ...read more
FAO strengthens animal disease surveillance and reporting mechanism in Sierra Leone
 - 26/03/2019 - Mr. Salamu Saidu, previous District livestock officer (DLO) since 2005 stepped into the role of District Agriculture Officer (DAO) in 2018. Part of his responsibilities are  to monitor, collect data ...read more
European Union supports resilience-building efforts in Yemen
 - 25/03/2019 - The European Union (EU) has contributed new funding totalling $40.8 million to boost United Nations (UN) resilience-building work in Yemen. Interventions will target the most vulnerable community groups, including women, the ...read more
Strengthening good agricultural practices to boost production
 - 15/03/2019 - In the village of Kasheke, located near Lake Kivu in the province of South Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rachel Akonkwa goes to the community field of ...read more
The Road to the Market - Launch of a national strategy to support rural women in the Syrian Arab Republic through food production
 - 04/03/2019 - During a follow-up workshop entitled “The Road to the Market”, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform (MAAR), under ...read more
Increasing number of people face severe food shortages in South Sudan
 - 22/02/2019 - Nearly 7 million people in South Sudan could face acute food insecurity at the height of this lean season (May-July), three United Nations agencies warned today, urging for scaled-up humanitarian ...read more