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FAO urges countries to step up action against destructive banana disease
 - 17/04/2014 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is warning countries to step up monitoring, reporting and prevention of one of the world’s most destructive banana diseases, Fusarium ...read more

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FAO rules out human-to-animal transmission of influenza A(H7N9)
 - 20/02/2014 - FAO says there is no evidence that human patients infected with influenza A(H7N9), a low pathogenic virus in poultry, can transmit the virus to animals, including birds. FAO referred to the ...read more
Conservation agriculture: an overview - INFOGRAPHIC
 - 13/02/2014 - Adapting our farming system to ensure a sustainable future We must protect the envireonment that feeds us. We must protect our families. While we have produced food crops through conventional tillage ...read more
Logistical obstacles and the challenges of emergency food and agriculture responses in South Sudan
 - 12/02/2014 - Even under the best of circumstances major logistical obstacles make it difficult for FAO to support humanitarian and development initiatives in South Sudan. Before the start of the crisis, FAO ...read more
Farmers need urgent help to plant in the Central African Republic
 - 12/02/2014 - Farmers in the Central African Republic are in urgent need of seeds and essential tools for the March planting season if they are to help avert a full-scale food and ...read more
Influenza virus H7N9 now detected in southern China increasing risk of cross-border spread
 - 11/02/2014 - The spread of the H7N9 virus among poultry in live bird markets (LBM) in China's Guangxi Province has significantly increased the risk that it will progressively spread to other neighbouring countries of China, ...read more
Spillover effects of FAO Lesotho Emergency and Resilience Programme
 - 07/02/2014 - FAO Lesotho and the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security (MAFS) started the Emergency and Resilience Programme (ERP) in 2012, reaching by 2013 up to 18 500 vulnerable farming households ...read more
Nearly 860,000 people remain acutely food insecure in Somalia with 51,000 children facing increased risk of death
 - 05/02/2014 - Successive seasons of near to above average rainfall in most parts of Somalia, low food prices and continued humanitarian response have brought down the number of people requiring urgent, ...read more
South Sudan facing major food and nutrition crisis
 - 05/02/2014 - FAO today warned of a major food security and nutrition crisis in South Sudan, where some 3.7 million people are now facing acute or emergency levels of food insecurity. The ...read more
UN and partners launch 3-year humanitarian plan to help Africa’s Sahel region
 - 03/02/2014 - The United Nations and humanitarian partners launched a three-year Regional Strategic Response Plan to provide aid to millions of people in nine countries in Africa's Sahel region. The plan seeks ...read more
Local Chiefs in Nimba and Maryland Counties Praise FAO and Ministry of Agriculture
 - 31/01/2014 - Local chiefs in Nimba and Maryland Counties are expressing delight over the quality of agricultural inputs and level of technical support provided them by the Food and Agriculture Organization of ...read more