Home > FAO in action > Stories

Stories

FAO’s Emergencies Director visits Eastern Equatoria to view crucial resilience building efforts
 - 23/01/2015 - Less than three years since its Independence, violence erupted in South Sudan in December 2013. Since then, 1.5 million South Sudanese fled their homes, some managing to bring valuable livelihood ...read more

Latest Stories

Campaign against deadly cattle plague ending
 - 14/10/2010 - An ambitious global effort that has brought rinderpest, a deadly cattle plague, to the brink of extinction is ending all field activities, paving the way for official eradication of the ...read more
United States donates USD 16 million to FAO for flood-hit Pakistan farmers
 - 23/09/2010 - The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is to provide FAO with USD 16 million to support wheat planting, prevent further livestock losses and de-silt irrigation systems in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, ...read more
Haiti
 - 22/09/2010 - Food production in Haiti is slowly recovering but still remains significantly below the levels that existed prior to the January 2010 earthquake, according to the report of an FAO-WFP joint ...read more
FAO, IFAD, WFP to accelerate assistance to Pakistan flood victims
 - 15/09/2010 - The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD), and the World Food Programme (WFP) are working together to address urgent  food security challenges in ...read more
925 million in chronic hunger worldwide
 - 14/09/2010 - FAO and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today said that the number of hungry people in the world remains unacceptably high despite expected recent gains that have pushed ...read more
Pakistan farmers need wheat seed fast
 - 01/09/2010 - FAO today called for more international funds to save the upcoming wheat planting season in Pakistan where floods covering land half the size of Italy have wiped out much of the country's ...read more
Millions of livestock dead or in danger in Pakistan
 - 20/08/2010 - Millions of livestock have been affected by the floods in Pakistan and are badly in need of food and medicine, FAO said today. Around 200 000 cows, sheep, buffalo, goats and donkeys ...read more
Locust swarms threaten agriculture in Madagascar
 - 12/08/2010 - Madagascar is at risk of a significant plague of crop-eating locusts, FAO warned today. An unknown number of immature swarms of Malagasy Migratory Locust (Locusta migratoria capito) have formed up ...read more
Urgent help needed for flood-stricken Pakistan farmers
 - 11/08/2010 - As efforts continue to save the lives of Pakistanis stricken by monsoon floodwaters, FAO today warned of serious threats to the livelihoods and food security of millions. As of today, 13.8 million ...read more
Zimbabwe food security improves
 - 10/08/2010 - Although food security in Zimbabwe improved significantly following government efforts and a USD 70 million international assistance programme providing farmers with subsidized inputs, the country still needs agricultural and food assistance next year ...read more