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West Africa needs to sustain market chains and trade of agricultural products despite disruptions caused by the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak
 - 19/12/2014 - In addition to the health consequences in West Africa, the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak has also led to various economic and social disruptions in affected and neighbouring countries. The direct ...read more

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Beating swords into ploughshares
 - 12/06/2012 - It could be considered one of South Sudan’s most important tasks after the civil war - finding a job for those who fought for its freedom. That is the purpose ...read more
Seed Fair in Morobo
 - 05/06/2012 - FAO is stepping up its efforts to transform agriculture in South Sudan in 2012, boosting the number of seed fairs organized before the rainy season, expected to begin in April. There ...read more
Niger, Mali on alert to Desert Locust risk
 - 05/06/2012 - Insecurity and conflict hinder control efforts - Croplands in Niger and Mali are at imminent risk from Desert Locust swarms that are moving southward from Algeria and Libya, FAO warned ...read more
More public support needed for small farmers
 - 01/06/2012 - Smallholders key in feeding growing populations - Governments need to play a more active role in support of smallholders if they are to become productive enough to help feed a ...read more
FAO and Sweden sign Contribution Agreement
 - 01/06/2012 - Accord will help improve quality of FAO emergency assistance in priority areas - FAO and Sweden’s International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) have signed a $10.8 million Contribution Agreement aimed at ...read more
No sustainable development without hunger eradication
 - 30/05/2012 - On the path to Rio+20, FAO calls for a future with both healthier people and healthier ecosystems - Sustainable development cannot be realized unless hunger and malnutrition are eradicated, FAO ...read more
Funds for the Sahel are needed now, Raúl says
 - 24/05/2012 - Over 17 million people at risk of hunger - On a visit to drought-stricken Chad, Spanish football star Raúl González added his voice to urgent calls for funding to prevent ...read more
Elas rehabilitation in Ethiopia
 - 23/05/2012 - In Ethiopia, the Borans has got specially prepared hand dug wells called Elas where livestock move into the well with a trench (cattle path) to water troughs half way deep ...read more
New partnership to promote nutrition education, reduce household food waste
 - 21/05/2012 - FAO and Brazil look to adapt successful Programa Cozinha Brasil program overseas - FAO and Brazil's Serviço Social da Indústria (Industrial Social Services, SESI) have signed a new partnership agreement ...read more
UN Rome-based agencies welcome G8 commitment to keep food security high on global agenda
 - 18/05/2012 - By José Graziano da Silva, FAO Director-General, Kanayo F. Nwanze, IFAD President, and Ertharin Cousin, WFP Executive Director - "Agriculture is a powerful tool for reducing poverty and hunger. Events ...read more