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Food security worsens as drought looms in Somalia
 - 07/07/2014 - Somalia’s food security crisis is expected to worsen over the next several months following poor performance of the major rainy season (Gu), shrinking humanitarian assistance and access, increasing malnutrition, conflict ...read more

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LEGS - New guidelines for livestock emergencies
 - 07/05/2009 - Following the disastrous 2005 earthquake in Pakistan, several humanitarian organizations came forward to help households who had lost their livestock to rebuild herds and flocks by providing replacement animals. But ...read more
FAO monitors A/H1N1 situation around the clock
 - 30/04/2009 - With WHO raising its pandemic alert level from 4 to 5, countries worldwide are being urged to take adequate precautionary measures against the newly found A/H1N1 virus, and to be ...read more
FAO acts over H1N1 human crisis
 - 27/04/2009 - The FAO-OIE Crisis Management Centre – Animal Health is mobilizing a team of experts to assist government efforts to protect the pig sector from the novel H1N1 virus by confirming ...read more
Climate change talks should include farmers
 - 02/04/2009 - FAO has urged policy makers to include agriculture in negotiations for a new climate change treaty to replace the 1997 Kyoto protocol. "Agricultural land is able to store and sequester carbon. ...read more
Brazil, Chile and Caricom countries back FAO
 - 23/03/2009 - The Heads of Government of CARICOM countries as well as President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of Brazil and President Michelle Bachelet of Chile are putting their support behind a ...read more
What the water carried away
 - 20/03/2009 - In November 2008, the Municipality of Puerto Venecia Achi in Bolivar, an area located in the northern Colombian coast, was destroyed by the Cauca river waters. The water rose so ...read more
European leagues and football stars against hunger
 - 19/03/2009 - 963 million human beings are currently suffering from hunger worldwide. This dramatic trend must be reversed. The Association of European Professional Football Leagues (EPFL) and its 29 members and associate ...read more
New hope in Liberia pest outbreak?
 - 04/02/2009 - Findings made during a field verification and evaluation visit by an international team of scientists led by experts from FAO and the Government of Liberia suggest that the potential threats ...read more
Agriculture in Gaza severely damaged
 - 30/01/2009 - Almost all of Gaza's 13 000 families who depend on farming, herding and fishing have suffered damage to their assets during the recent conflict and many farms have been completely ...read more
Caterpillar plague wreaks havoc in Liberia
 - 22/01/2009 - Huge hordes of ravenous caterpillars have appeared in northern Liberia destroying crops and vegetation, sending terrified villagers fleeing from their homes, and raising the spectre of a food, health and environmental ...read more