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West Africa needs to sustain market chains and trade of agricultural products despite disruptions caused by the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak
 - 19/12/2014 - In addition to the health consequences in West Africa, the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak has also led to various economic and social disruptions in affected and neighbouring countries. The direct ...read more

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Sweet potatoes – cultivating resilience, fighting malnutrition in Somalia
 - 18/11/2014 - The use of orange-fleshed sweet potatoes – containing high levels of Vitamin A precursor –  as animal fodder and food for humans has been successfully tested in southern Somalia. The ...read more
Malawi and the UN launch resilience project
 - 17/11/2014 - The Government of Malawi in collaboration with the United Nations and other partners, including Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), has launched a two-year project aimed at building the resilience of vulnerable communities ...read more
FAO Ebola Emergency Coordinator visits Liberia
 - 13/11/2014 - The FAO Ebola Emergency Response Coordinator and FAO Representative in Senegal, Vincent Martin, arrived in Liberia on Monday on a three-day technical backstopping mission, and met with rural women’s associations, ...read more
Madagascar – Looking for locusts
 - 13/11/2014 - The sun is almost at its zenith, the ground bristling with termite mounds, the vegetation sparse with rice fields dotted within the low-lying areas. The survey team has scanned the ...read more
FAO Director-General appoints Jacques Diouf as FAO Special Envoy for the Sahel and the Horn of Africa
 - 12/11/2014 - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today appointed Jacques Diouf as Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa and the Sahel. In his new role, the former Director-General Jacques Diouf will ...read more
Ebola: FAO presents its Regional Response Programme to donors in Dakar
 - 11/11/2014 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) presented its Regional Programme in response to the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa to financial partners in ...read more
Improving safety at sea in the fisheries sector – development and implementation of standards
 - 10/11/2014 - In the fishing sector more than 24,000 fatalities occur worldwide every year, which corresponds to 80 lives lost per 100,000 fishermen. Fishers face increasing number of natural disasters. One way ...read more
Sierra Leone: Report on the status of food and nutrition security in the context of the Ebola outbreak
 - 10/11/2014 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Food Security and the Food Security Cluster presented the preliminary findings ...read more
Farmers and herders in Iraq in dire need of support
 - 10/11/2014 - Wheat seeds, fertilizer and animal feed are starting to roll out to nearly 28,000 farming families in Iraq whose livelihoods have been left in tatters as a result of hostilities -- part of ...read more
Typhoon Haiyan - One year later
 - 07/11/2014 - One year after Typhoon Haiyan devastated coastal and farmland areas in the central Philippines, farmers and fishers are well on the road to recovery and building more resilient livelihoods. FAO, ...read more