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South Sudan takes steps to formulate a policy on charcoal production
 - 24/07/2015 - In South Sudan, the current demand for cooking fuels, and access to these resources, has huge implications for the environment and people’s well-being. The environmental risks associated with fuel wood ...read more

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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
Italy provides EUR 400 000 to help earthquake-affected farmers in Nepal
 - 20/05/2015 - Thousands of farming families whose livelihoods were devastated by the recent earthquakes in Nepal will soon have access to time-critical agricultural inputs thanks to rapid funding from Italy. The EUR ...read more
FAO Representative meets with Ebola survivors in Sierra Leone
 - 19/05/2015 - During his tour in farming communities in the Eastern Province of Sierra Leone, Dr Gabriel Rugalema, FAO Representative, extended condolences to Ebola survivors and their families in Perri Village, Dama ...read more
Ambassador of Thailand and FAO officials visit Sindhupalchok
 - 18/05/2015 - H.E. Mr. Vutti Vuttisant, Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal travelled by road on 15 May 2015 to visit Sindhupalchok district to take stock of the situation after the devastating 7.8 ...read more
Julita Bonongwe: hope after the floods in Malawi
 - 15/05/2015 - In rural Phalombe district, Julita Bonongwe, 49, sits in front of a warehouse stocked with foodstuffs. She is one of more than 1.1 million people affected by flooding in southern ...read more
South Sudan: FAO ramps up airlifts to reach conflict-hit farmers
 - 14/05/2015 - As the main planting season here begins, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is accelerating its efforts to get vital seeds, tools and other materials to some of South ...read more