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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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High levels of food insecurity in South Sudan
 - 08/02/2012 - FAO-WFP report says poor harvests, price hikes, conflict, displacement worsen hunger - Millions of people in South Sudan will face hunger this year if urgent action is not taken, according ...read more
Somalia famine ends, but situation still dire
 - 03/02/2012 - FAO’s new Director-General prioritizes Horn of Africa - The United Nations declared an end to famine conditions in Somalia today, but warned that with recurrent droughts in the Horn of Africa hunger ...read more
New FAO Chief moves on global eradication of hunger
 - 03/01/2012 - Support to poorest countries to be scaled up - Two days after taking over, FAO's new Director-General José Graziano da Silva told his inaugural press conference that the total elimination ...read more
José Graziano da Silva, new FAO Director-General
 - 01/01/2012 - Says fight against hunger must be linked to other global challenges - José Graziano da Silva has formally taken the helm of the Food and Agriculture Organization. The new Director-General ...read more
Mozambique: Better seeds for better crops
 - 29/12/2011 - FAO and European Union help strengthen Mozambique’s seed sector - FAO has assisted Mozambique in stepping up quality seed production to increase crop yields, something that is crucial to unlocking ...read more
FAO, IFAD and WFP reach 22 million people with massive EU investment in agriculture
 - 02/12/2011 - UN food agencies hail European Union Food Facility’s impact on global food security - In just two years FAO, IFAD and WFP have assisted over 22 million people hardest hit by the ...read more
Cassava virus on verge of epidemic in East Africa
 - 16/11/2011 - Experts urge funding, swift action to protect staple food crop - A new variant of a cassava disease is affecting large parts of East Africa, especially in the area's Great ...read more
FAO project helps Kenyan farmers withstand drought
 - 13/10/2011 - Farm investments today can prevent food security crises tomorrow - With the October rainy season starting, FAO is helping more than 5 000 vulnerable farming households in eastern Kenya terrace ...read more
World hunger report 2011: High, volatile prices set to continue
 - 10/10/2011 - Heads of Rome-based UN food agencies call for forceful action - Food price volatility featuring high prices is likely to continue and possibly increase, making poor farmers, consumers and countries more ...read more
Pakistan Floods 2011
 - 05/10/2011 - A year after the devastating monsoon floods of 2010, Pakistan has been hit once again with heavy rains and severe flooding. So far, over 5.2 million people have been affected, mostly in ...read more