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FAO regional training aims to improve access to new tool for assessment of laboratories and AMR surveillance systems
 - 17/05/2018 - Life saving medicines fail when bacteria become resistant to them, so countries are racing to battle these ‘bad bugs’ through improved surveillance systems to protect animals, people and livelihoods. Without ...read more

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South Sudanese trapped or displaced by fighting received livelihoods support
 - 27/03/2018 - FAO’s emergency livelihood response programme in South Sudan assisted more than 4 million people in 2017. In an effort to reach those communities trapped by or seeking refuge from the ...read more
Belgium supports FAO in providing Early Warning Early Action assistance to vulnerable farmers in southern Madagascar
 - 24/03/2018 - Over the past years, the population of southern Madagascar has experienced a dramatic reduction in crop production. This was mainly the result of three consecutive years of crop failure due ...read more
Food crises continue to strike and acute hunger intensifies
 - 22/03/2018 - A new report out today sounds the alarm regarding surging levels of acute hunger. Some 124 million people in 51 countries were affected by acute food insecurity during 2017 — 11 ...read more
FAO and the Government of Uganda launch a new surveillance evaluation tool to support government in prevention and control zoonotic diseases
 - 21/03/2018 - As part of its continued support to the government of Uganda, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in partnership with the government of Uganda through the ...read more
In Somalia massive livestock losses have severely impacted livelihoods and food security
 - 21/03/2018 - In Somalia massive livestock deaths due to drought - 60 per cent of herds in some areas - have severely damaged pastoralists' livelihoods. The livestock losses threaten to exacerbate the ...read more
Detecting a high-risk strain of avian influenza for the first time in Myanmar
 - 20/03/2018 - Animal health workers in Myanmar detected a strain of avian influenza virus in poultry, which had not been detected in the country before. The virus, influenza A(H5N6), presents a risk ...read more
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
FAO launches mobile application to support fight against Fall Armyworm in Africa
 - 14/03/2018 - FAO has launched a mobile application to enable farmers, agricultural workers and other partners at the frontline of the fight against Fall Armyworm in Africa to identify, report the level ...read more
Creating alternative livelihoods for farming families in Iraq
 - 14/03/2018 - In 2017, conflict in Iraq caused new displacements, while other people returned home as areas became safe. At the end of 2017, 2.6 million people remained displaced, and 3.2 million ...read more
New livelihood opportunities for host communities in Bangladesh mean improved nutrition for Rohingya refugees
 - 12/03/2018 - More than 500 host community farming families in Cox’s Bazar district, Bangladesh, will soon be able to grow new varieties of crops to eat and sell thanks to agricultural machinery ...read more