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Sky-rocketing food prices in South Sudan are deepening food insecurity and raising new vulnerabilities
 - 02/07/2015 - A major food crisis has enveloped South Sudan and continues to deteriorate at an alarming rate. In the first half of 2015, the prices of basic food commodities consistently increased, ...read more

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Italy provides EUR 400 000 to help earthquake-affected farmers in Nepal
 - 20/05/2015 - Thousands of farming families whose livelihoods were devastated by the recent earthquakes in Nepal will soon have access to time-critical agricultural inputs thanks to rapid funding from Italy. The EUR ...read more
FAO Representative meets with Ebola survivors in Sierra Leone
 - 19/05/2015 - During his tour in farming communities in the Eastern Province of Sierra Leone, Dr Gabriel Rugalema, FAO Representative, extended condolences to Ebola survivors and their families in Perri Village, Dama ...read more
Ambassador of Thailand and FAO officials visit Sindhupalchok
 - 18/05/2015 - H.E. Mr. Vutti Vuttisant, Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal travelled by road on 15 May 2015 to visit Sindhupalchok district to take stock of the situation after the devastating 7.8 ...read more
Julita Bonongwe: hope after the floods in Malawi
 - 15/05/2015 - In rural Phalombe district, Julita Bonongwe, 49, sits in front of a warehouse stocked with foodstuffs. She is one of more than 1.1 million people affected by flooding in southern ...read more
South Sudan: FAO ramps up airlifts to reach conflict-hit farmers
 - 14/05/2015 - As the main planting season here begins, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is accelerating its efforts to get vital seeds, tools and other materials to some of South ...read more
Hope restored to flood-stricken farmers in Mozambique
 - 14/05/2015 - In early January 2015, heavy rains triggered massive flooding in the northern and central areas of Mozambique. An estimated 50 000 people have been displaced and the livelihoods of a ...read more
Recovering from the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone: FAO boosts support to the Holima Agribusiness Centre
 - 13/05/2015 - On 9th May 2015, Dr. Gabriel Rugalema, FAO Representative in Sierra Leone, handed over building materials for the construction of a poultry breeding farm to members of the Holima Agriculture ...read more
Locust control in Madagascar – up to the last breath
 - 04/05/2015 - Late morning on Beravy Plain in Madagascar – the sky is clear, the air is heavy and the grass high and green although it starts drying out, with some sparse ...read more
Nepal Earthquake’s impact on food security and agriculture likely very high
 - 30/04/2015 - Some $8 million is urgently needed to help disaster-struck Nepalese farmers rapidly recover lost agricultural inputs and resume preparations for the imminent rice sowing season, FAO said today. The impact ...read more
Reviving agricultural production in areas affected by the Ebola outbreak in Guinea
 - 30/04/2015 - The Government of Guinea, the World Bank and FAO have successfully started their activities aiming at reviving agricultural production and incomes of households affected by the Ebola outbreak. This joint ...read more