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Seed fairs: a way to fight vulnerable farmers’ food insecurity
 - 23/03/2017 - Seed fairs are a special type of voucher system, whereby a temporary market is set up to allow for small-scale farmers to access quality seeds at subsidized prices through the ...read more

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FAO and WFP working together to build farmers’ resilience in Bahr el-Ghazal - South Sudan
 - 01/02/2017 - It’s 5 o’clock in the afternoon as the smouldering heat of the day begins to ease, and a determined, active woman named Abung Koch is bustling back and forth in ...read more
FAO helps rebuild farming livelihoods in Myanmar’s conflict areas
 - 30/01/2017 - U Maung Chay, a 48-year-old farmer and father of six, lives in one of the poorest, conflict-prone areas of Myanmar - Rakhine State. He is a member of the Muslim ...read more
Iraq conflict – FAO’s livelihoods support for farmers and herders
 - 25/01/2017 - As the conflict in northern Iraq escalated in 2016, Karina Coates was deployed by FAO’s standby partner RedR Australia to the Erbil office to support FAO’s emergency agriculture and livelihoods ...read more
Taking Malawi farmers a step closer to recovery
 - 21/01/2017 - In 2016, following El Niño-induced drought, Wilson Milambo, 46, from Zomba was unable to produce enough food for his family of eight children and a wife. “For over six months, ...read more
Belgium contributes €14 million to support response and resilience to disasters and crises
 - 19/01/2017 - Belgium, a long-time supporter of FAO's work in emergencies, has deepened its commitment to protecting agriculture in countries struck by disaster with a €14-million contribution. This boosts FAO and its ...read more
Saving lives in the IGAD region: early action to prevent a food insecurity catastrophe
 - 18/01/2017 - About 12 million people across Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia are facing food and livelihoods insecurity, as farming families struggle with the knock-on effects of multiple droughts. Failed rains, rising debt, ...read more
Emerging drought threatens pastoralist livelihoods in southern Ethiopia
 - 17/01/2017 - New drought across swathes of southern Ethiopia may jeopardize the East African nation's restoration of food security after the worst agricultural seasons in decades unless urgent efforts are made to ...read more
EU provides FAO with funds to address deteriorating food security situation in Yemen
 - 11/01/2017 - With 14 million people food insecure in strife-torn Yemen, the European Union (EU) has committed 12 million euros in support of FAO's efforts to tackle rising hunger. EU funds will ...read more
Demining and repair initiative restores key irrigation canals farmland near Mosul
 - 22/12/2016 - Some 200 000 people from Mosul and across Iraq will be able to earn an income for the first time since the Islamic State of the Levant (ISIL) took parts of the ...read more
Returning to cropping brings great rewards in northeastern Nigeria
 - 22/12/2016 - In the vast agricultural spread of northeastern Nigeria, violence and disruption has put the food security and livelihoods of millions of people at high risk. In order to prevent a ...read more