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Disasters causing billions in agricultural losses with drought leading the way
 - 15/03/2018 - Natural disasters are costing farmers in the developing world billions of dollars each year, with drought emerging as the most destructive in a crowded field of threats that also includes ...read more

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Saving lives through rapid food production in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
 - 12/02/2018 - With 4.1 million people displaced, the Democratic Republic of the Congo faced Africa’s most severe internal displacement crisis – more than 75 percent are women and children. Violence and intercommunal ...read more
Due to poor rains fall armyworm leaves Southern Africa vulnerable
 - 09/02/2018 - Prolonged dry spells, erratic rainfall, high temperatures and the presence of the voracious fall armyworm have significantly dampened Southern Africa’s current agricultural season’s cereal production prospects. Early action in the ...read more
Japan to support livelihoods and resilience of conflict-affected farmers in Iraq
 - 08/02/2018 - Vulnerable families in areas recently retaken from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) will soon have the means to produce fresh and nutritious vegetables thanks to generous ...read more
$1.06 billion needed to fight back against hunger in 26 countries
 - 08/02/2018 - With conflict and climate-related shocks sending global hunger numbers marching back up after declining for decades, FAO is asking for $1.06 billion to save lives and livelihoods and address acute hunger in ...read more
Saving livelihoods saves lives
 - 08/02/2018 - The year 2017 witnessed hunger on a scale not seen in decades. The Global Report on Food Crises 2017 indicated that 108 million people were facing severe hunger by the ...read more
Enabling one million people facing severe hunger in northeastern Nigeria to grow their own food
 - 08/02/2018 - After receiving crop and vegetable seeds and fertilizer, 1 million people in northeastern Nigeria’s Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states produced enough food to last well into 2018. With FAO’s support, ...read more
Equipment to fight the spread of African swine fever delivered to Ukraine
 - 01/02/2018 - With the help of new equipment and training, the Ukrainian pork sector is taking further steps to enhance its monitoring and containment of African swine fever (ASF). In recent years, ...read more
Hunger in conflict zones continues to intensify
 - 29/01/2018 - Food insecurity in conflict-stricken countries continues to deteriorate, meaning humanitarian efforts to provide affected communities with food relief and livelihood support remain extremely critical, FAO and WFP have told the ...read more
Critical livestock health programme in South Sudan at risk without more support
 - 23/01/2018 - The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is seeking $7.5 million to roll out a critically needed emergency livestock vaccination campaign in South Sudan. FAO aims to protect nearly 9 ...read more
Les agences de l’ONU lancent un appel d’urgence pour prévenir la famine dans le Kasaï (IN FRENCH)
 - 17/01/2018 - Dans un avertissement sévère, trois agences des Nations Unies - l'Organisation des Nations Unies pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture (FAO), l'UNICEF et le Programme alimentaire mondial (PAM) - disent que le ...read more