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Pope Francis endorses FAO emergency response in Eastern Africa and hopes to motivate governments to support in solidarity
 - 21/07/2017 - In an unprecedented move, Pope Francis has symbolically donated €25,000 to FAO's efforts supporting people facing food insecurity and famine in East Africa. Pope Francis said the funds are "a symbolic ...read more

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Fall armyworm spreads to East Africa
 - 25/04/2017 - As millions of east African farmers seek to recover from a devastating drought, they face a new threat – the fall armyworm. The pest has been recently detected in Kenya ...read more
FAO Council focuses on famine and famine risks
 - 24/04/2017 - Urgent action is needed to save the lives of people facing famine in northeastern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, FAO Directory-General José Graziano da Silva said today at the ...read more
Hunger and lack of rural development at the basis of the Lake Chad Basin crisis
 - 11/04/2017 - The crisis afflicting the strife-torn Lake Chad Basin is rooted in decades of neglect, lack of rural development and the impact of climate change, and the only way to ensure ...read more
Animal vaccinations in Yemen help protect families’ livelihoods
 - 10/04/2017 - Livestock ownership is of considerable importance for Yemen’s rural population. Households typically keep sheep, goats and cattle, and rely on the consumption and sale of their products to survive. Being ...read more
FAO Director-General meets Chad’s Prime Minister to discuss critical role of agriculture
 - 07/04/2017 - FAO Director-General, José Graziano da Silva this week undertook his first ever official visit to Chad as part of urgent efforts to draw the attention of the international community on ...read more
FAO Director-General emphasizes importance of coming planting season to tackle hunger during his visit to northeastern Nigeria
 - 07/04/2017 - It is imperative to immediately ramp up humanitarian assistance to hunger-threatened rural communities in the strife-torn Lake Chad Basin region, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today during a ...read more
Prince of Wales expresses admiration for FAO’s efforts to tackle hunger crises
 - 05/04/2017 - Prince Charles of Wales today visited FAO where he was briefed by officials from the three Rome-based UN food agencies on the massive hunger crises facing northeastern Nigeria, Somalia, South ...read more
Survey of Syria’s agriculture sector reveals impact of war
 - 03/04/2017 - Fighting in Syria has caused huge damage and losses to agricultural production, but the sector can and should be kick-started now, dramatically reducing the need for humanitarian aid and migration, ...read more
108 million people in the world face severe food insecurity – situation worsening
 - 31/03/2017 - Despite international efforts to address food insecurity, around 108 million people in the world were severely food insecure in 2016, a dramatic increase compared with 80 million in 2015, according ...read more
FAO supported farmers look to good harvest in northeastern Nigeria
 - 27/03/2017 - Farmers supported by FAO in northeastern Nigeria are looking to a very good harvest going by the amount and quality of crops some of them have so far gathered from their fields. Monitoring and Evaluation ...read more