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South Sudan: FAO air operation delivers agriculture aid to hard-to-access areas
 - 05/10/2015 - FAO’s rapid response operation in conflict-torn South Sudan has delivered livelihood assistance to 60,000 food-insecure households in hard-to-reach areas of northern Jonglei, Unity and Upper Nile States, where food stocks ...read more

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Early Warning: El Niño threatens Somalia’s humanitarian gains
 - 21/08/2015 - Much higher than normal rains in the last third of 2015, resulting from the El Niño climate phenomenon, could reverse many of the humanitarian and development gains made in southern ...read more
End of ground control operations for 2014/15 anti-locust campaign in Madagascar (in FRENCH)
 - 19/08/2015 - Les opérations terrestres menées par la FAO dans le cadre de la campagne antiacridienne 2014/15 ont pris fin le 15 août 2015. En effet, la réussite de la deuxième campagne ...read more
FAO support enables farmers in Maguindanao province to participate in the cropping season
 - 30/07/2015 - Agriculture-dependent families in Maguindanao are still reeling from the residual impacts of conflict, drought and flooding that affected the province during the first half of 2015. In order to meet ...read more
Building more resilient farming communities after Typhoon Haiyan
 - 30/07/2015 - To help build the resilience of small-scale rice-, corn- and coconut-based farming communities severely affected by Typhoon Haiyan, some 40,000 households have received recovery support in the form of water- ...read more
Improving production, preserving the environment
 - 29/07/2015 - The agricultural production of smallholder farmers in Lesotho is mostly affected by severe soil degradation, limited access to quality inputs and poor produce markets farming practices. The country’s food security situation gradually ...read more
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
Syria: Better rains improve wheat production, but food security situation remains bleak
 - 23/07/2015 - Food production in Syria has increased this year mainly due to favourable rains, but it remains way below its pre-crisis levels as the ongoing conflict continues to push more people ...read more
End of the aerial operations for the 2014/15 anti-locust campaign (in FRENCH)
 - 22/07/2015 - Les opérations aériennes menées par la FAO dans le cadre de la campagne antiacridienne 2014/15 à Madagascar ont pris fin le 12 juillet 2015, avec la fin du contrat qui coïncide ...read more
Worries rise over outbreaks of avian flu in West Africa
 - 20/07/2015 - Fears are growing that without timely intervention to stem outbreaks of the highly virulent avian flu virus H5N1 across West Africa, further spread across the region and beyond is inevitable, ...read more
Keyhole gardens key for improved nutrition
 - 17/07/2015 - Lesotho faces challenges around nutrition with around 33 percent of the children under five years of age stunted. Official statistics also show that only 11 percent of children between six ...read more