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Norway donates $10 million to FAO South Sudan
 - 15/09/2014 - Norway has donated approximately $10 million to help FAO provide conflict-affected farmers, fishers and herders in South Sudan with critical livelihood support. Norway’s gift will allow FAO to distribute emergency livelihood kits – including crop seeds, ...read more

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Fighting high food prices in Madagascar
 - 28/08/2008 - A month-long series of plantings is coming to an end in eastern Madagascar, aimed at ensuring that the local food supply – of rice especially – is sufficient to avoid ...read more
New bird flu strain detected in Nigeria
 - 11/08/2008 - A strain of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza previously not recorded in sub-Saharan Africa has been detected in Nigeria for the first time, FAO said today. Nigeria has recently reported two ...read more
Sowing seeds for hungry Haitians
 - 04/08/2008 - In readiness for the new planting season, FAO has started distributing urgently-needed seeds and tools to Haiti’s most vulnerable farmers to help them cope with the rising cost of food, ...read more
FAO responds to “friaje” emergency in Peru
 - 31/07/2008 - As part of an urgent relief effort FAO’s Peru office has provided 36 800 doses of antiparistic medicines, antibiotics and vitamins to poor farmers in highland Peru whose livestock are ...read more
Urgent appeal for cyclone-hit communities in Myanmar
 - 17/07/2008 - FAO seeks USD 33.5 million to help small farmers and fishers restore livelihoods. With the clock ticking on Myanmar’s main planting season, agricultural support is urgently needed to restore food production ...read more
About 50 million more hungry people in 2007
 - 03/07/2008 - Hunger on the rise due to soaring food prices. The number of hungry people increased by about 50 million in 2007 as a result of high food prices, FAO Director-General ...read more
Sichuan quake: USD 6bn damage to agriculture
 - 30/06/2008 - Over 30 million people in rural areas affected – rehabilitation of agriculture could take 3 to 5 years. The agricultural sector in China’s Sichuan province has suffered enormous damage estimated ...read more
FAO initiative helps small farmers increase food production
 - 04/06/2008 - FAO has begun emergency activities worth USD 17 million to respond to historically high food prices, which threaten to leave the globe’s 862 million people afflicted by hunger in an ...read more
The world only needs 30 billion dollars a year to eradicate the scourge of hunger
 - 03/06/2008 - Noting that the time for talk was over and that action was urgently needed, FAO Director-General Jacques Diouf today appealed to world leaders for USD 30 billion a year to ...read more
Food prices remain high despite higher output
 - 22/05/2008 - Increased hunger likely in some poor countries. High food prices have particularly hit vulnerable populations in many countries that spend a substantial part of their income on food, according to a ...read more