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Working together to promote peace
 - 19/06/2018 - A few months ago, it would have been impossible to imagine a woman from the Twa community visiting predominantly Bantu villages to talk about peace. According to a long-held belief ...read more

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FAO and the Government of Uganda launch a new surveillance evaluation tool to support government in prevention and control zoonotic diseases
 - 21/03/2018 - As part of its continued support to the government of Uganda, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in partnership with the government of Uganda through the ...read more
In Somalia massive livestock losses have severely impacted livelihoods and food security
 - 21/03/2018 - In Somalia massive livestock deaths due to drought - 60 per cent of herds in some areas - have severely damaged pastoralists' livelihoods. The livestock losses threaten to exacerbate the ...read more
Detecting a high-risk strain of avian influenza for the first time in Myanmar
 - 20/03/2018 - Animal health workers in Myanmar detected a strain of avian influenza virus in poultry, which had not been detected in the country before. The virus, influenza A(H5N6), presents a risk ...read more
Disasters causing billions in agricultural losses with drought leading the way
 - 15/03/2018 - Natural disasters are costing farmers in the developing world billions of dollars each year, with drought emerging as the most destructive in a crowded field of threats that also includes ...read more
FAO launches mobile application to support fight against Fall Armyworm in Africa
 - 14/03/2018 - FAO has launched a mobile application to enable farmers, agricultural workers and other partners at the frontline of the fight against Fall Armyworm in Africa to identify, report the level ...read more
Creating alternative livelihoods for farming families in Iraq
 - 14/03/2018 - In 2017, conflict in Iraq caused new displacements, while other people returned home as areas became safe. At the end of 2017, 2.6 million people remained displaced, and 3.2 million ...read more
New livelihood opportunities for host communities in Bangladesh mean improved nutrition for Rohingya refugees
 - 12/03/2018 - More than 500 host community farming families in Cox’s Bazar district, Bangladesh, will soon be able to grow new varieties of crops to eat and sell thanks to agricultural machinery ...read more
Yemeni dairy farmers are producing more milk to feed their children and community
 - 12/03/2018 - In Yemen, where 17 million people (60 percent of the population) are severely food insecure and malnutrition rates are high, FAO is helping to protect dairy farmers’ herds and enable ...read more
USAID and FAO working together to pre-empt the next global pandemic
 - 09/03/2018 - A United States-FAO partnership working to strengthen the capacity of developing countries to manage outbreaks of diseases in farm animals has in just 12 months succeeded in training over 4,700 ...read more
Rapid interventions safeguard livestock in Ethiopia - Hany
 - 08/03/2018 - After one failed rainy season after another in Ethiopia’s Somali Region, Hany Abdullahi Aaden was increasingly worried about the survival of her livestock. Hany lives in Daratole District with her ...read more