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FAO is supporting the return of displaced people with distributions of vegetable seeds in Bangui to resume agriculture production
 - 24/07/2014 - Laurentine and her three children found refuge in the spontaneous settlement in the airport area of Bangui in December 2013. "We had to flee our home as we feared for ...read more

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Red Locust disaster in Eastern Africa prevented
 - 24/06/2009 - An international Red Locust emergency campaign in Eastern and Southern Africa has succeeded in containing a massive locust outbreak in Tanzania, FAO said today. It is the first time that ...read more
1.02 billion people hungry
 - 19/06/2009 - World hunger is projected to reach a historic high in 2009 with 1 020 million people going hungry every day, according to new estimates published by FAO today. The most recent ...read more
Agriculture more resilient to global crisis than other sectors
 - 17/06/2009 - Because food is a basic necessity, the agriculture sector is showing more resilience to the global economic crisis than other industries. But the risks could increase if the economic downturn ...read more
Helping Myanmar after Nargis
 - 28/05/2009 - Myanmar sign $5.2 million programme to boost long-term food security - A three-year Italian-funded FAO programme to improve the long-term food security of 32 000 poor fishing and farming families in ...read more
Massive EU support for global food security
 - 15/05/2009 - Europe remains firmly committed to help poor countries boost agricultural production, FAO said today, welcoming a historic €106 million ($144 million) donation from the European Union in support of farmers hardest ...read more
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