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Ebola crippling agriculture and livelihoods in northern Liberia
 - 23/09/2014 - The Ebola epidemic is washing away years of progress and hard work. Savings consolidated over several years have been completely depleted due to the disease’s destruction of income generating opportunities. ...read more

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Stamping out H5N1 avian influenza could take decades
 - 21/04/2011 - Eliminating the highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza virus from poultry in the six countries where it remains endemic will take ten or more years, according to a new FAO report. The ...read more
Côte d’Ivoire farmers need urgent assistance as rainy season begins
 - 18/04/2011 - As a delicate peace takes hold in Côte d’Ivoire following months of severe political violence, the race is on to save the upcoming rice and maize planting season that begins ...read more
New humanitarian food security platform launched
 - 15/04/2011 - The United Nations food agencies — FAO and the World Food Programme (WFP) — have launched a food security platform to improve the coordination of food security responses in humanitarian crises. The ...read more
Helping Haiti’s most vulnerable communities rebuild their livelihoods
 - 10/04/2011 - On 12 January 2010, a 7.3-magnitude earthquake hit Haiti leading to massive loss of life and causing unprecedented damage to urban and rural areas in the south and west of ...read more
Libyan crisis threatens food security
 - 11/03/2011 - The impact of the current crisis in Libya on food security is a cause for serious concern both in Libya and surrounding countries due to the region’s dependency on cereal ...read more
Responding to high food prices
 - 08/03/2011 - In response to the current rise in food prices, FAO will, in partnership with stakeholders, run a series of seminars in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Central Asia, Europe, Latin ...read more
Closing the gender gap in agriculture
 - 07/03/2011 - If women in rural areas had the same access to land, technology, financial services, education and markets as men, agricultural production could be increased and the number of hungry people ...read more
FAO raises alert on high flooding risks in parts of southern Africa
 - 07/02/2011 - Thousands of hectares of agricultural land and crops have been damaged by floods and heavy rains in parts of southern Africa, and more damage may occur in the coming weeks  ...read more
Haiti earthquake: one year on
 - 11/01/2011 - One year later, the reverberations of Haiti's devastating earthquake continue to be felt in rural areas, further compounded by the ongoing cholera outbreak and the flooding and landslides triggered by ...read more
Cholera fall-out likely to cause crop losses in Haiti
 - 29/12/2010 - A significant portion of the rice harvest in northwestern Haiti is likely to be lost because of farmers' fears of cholera contamination, an FAO preliminary assessment indicates. FAO and the ...read more