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Ten years after the Asian tsunami, the region is better prepared to cope with natural disasters
 - 22/12/2014 - Ten years after the world’s worst natural disaster in living memory roared across the shorelines of South and Southeast Asia, countries are better prepared to deal with tragedies like the ...read more

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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
FAO Near East Conference plans to halve food waste in 10 years
 - 18/05/2012 - Countries also call on FAO to develop a regional trust fund for food security - FAO's 31st Regional Conference for the Near East today called for a 50 percent reduction ...read more
Libya and FAO renew commitment to develop the country’s agriculture and food security
 - 18/05/2012 - Joint programme aims to increase food production, protect natural resources - Libya and FAO have commited themselves to work together to develop the country’s agricultural sector and improve food security, ...read more
Near Eastern Trust Fund for food security proposed
 - 17/05/2012 - Aim to advance food security in region - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today proposed the creation of a Near Eastern Trust Fund to advance food security in the ...read more
FAO Director-General warns of Horn of Africa, Sahel funding gap
 - 10/05/2012 - Risk of losing window of opportunity - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today warned of a major funding gap for activities planned by FAO in the Sahel and the Horn ...read more
Sowing seeds for future generations in Morobo
 - 03/05/2012 - Margerita Angaika has a small plot in Ombasi village in Morobo, a county on the southernmost tip of South Sudan. Her farm is around 4200 square meters, what the locals call ...read more
African nations discuss creation of an African food security trust fund
 - 30/04/2012 - FAO to help draft details of proposal - The creation of an African-funded trust fund to support food security in the continent was discussed at FAO’s Regional Conference for Africa, ...read more
FAO warns of funding gap for Sahel and Horn of Africa emergency plans
 - 27/04/2012 - Director-General addresses Regional Conference for Africa - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today that funding gaps to assist herders, agro-pastoralists and farmers in the ongoing rainy season in ...read more
Radio campaigns by FAO in emergencies in Peru
 - 17/04/2012 - Radio Campaign "Ensuring your family’shousehold food during to climate emergencies" The FAO Emergency and Rehabilitation Coordination Unit (ERCU) in Peru has produced the radio campaign "Ensuring household food during climate emergencies", ...read more
Expected returnees to strain resources in South Sudan
 - 13/04/2012 - FAO is calling urgently for funding to offer agricultural support to an expected flood of South Sudanese returning from the Sudan. Hundreds of thousands of people may be forced to return from ...read more