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As South Sudan conflict escalates, 4.6 million people at risk of severe food insecurity
 - 29/05/2015 - The ongoing conflict and related economic downturn in South Sudan has left 3.8 million people facing emergency and crisis levels of food insecurity, according to a new Integrated Food Security ...read more

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FAO project helps seaweed farmers regain livelihoods after Haiyan
 - 24/03/2015 - When Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) struck in November 2013, it severely damaged and destroyed many seaweed facilities and production, crippling the income of Filipino coastal farmers who relied on this as ...read more
Crisis–stricken farmers need urgent help to plant in the Central African Republic
 - 24/03/2015 - Farmers in the Central African Republic are in urgent need of seeds and tools for the upcoming planting season in April to prevent further deterioration of the livelihoods of vulnerable ...read more
Vanuatu: Early reports suggest vast majority of crops destroyed
 - 20/03/2015 - Strong winds, heavy rains and floods resulting from Tropical Cyclone Pam have caused extensive damage to agriculture throughout Vanuatu, including the main food and export crops, livestock, and fisheries infrastructure, ...read more
FAO boosts food security efforts in countries affected by Syria crisis
 - 17/03/2015 - FAO is scaling up its support to Jordan and other countries in the region affected by the humanitarian crisis in Syria that has entered its fifth year. In the presence of ...read more
Agriculture bears major brunt of disaster impacts, new report says
 - 17/03/2015 - Nearly a quarter of damages wrought by natural disasters on the developing world are borne by the agricultural sector according to initial results from a new FAO study released at ...read more
Immediate action required for food security in Ebola affected countries
 - 16/03/2015 - The Permanent Interstates Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (CILSS) and its partners released a report on the current food security situation in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The latest ...read more
Serbia rallies to grow again
 - 05/03/2015 - 2014 floods threaten 2015 harvest After last spring’s record rainfall in Southeast Europe, Serbia watched historic floods submerge towns and overrun the countryside. Rural villages and farms took the brunt of ...read more
Rural development agents committed to the fight against Ebola
 - 05/03/2015 - Since 25 October 2014, there have been no new cases of Ebola virus disease recorded in the prefecture of Pita where four positive cases had been identified before this date. ...read more
Liberia: reviving agricultural activities of communities affected by the Ebola outbreak
 - 02/03/2015 - Oliver Kekeh is Director of the Agriculture Training Centre run by the Catholic Church in Sanniquellie, the capital of Nimba County in Liberia. He guided FAO team members during their ...read more
Floods wreak havoc in central and northern Mozambique
 - 26/02/2015 - “My house has been flooded. I couldn’t take anything out of the house. My pots, my clothes and blankets, everything disappeared with the water” says Admira Maurício, 29, a single ...read more