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FAO supports Syrians to increase their crop production by restoring access to water
 - 12/12/2017 - Hassan Al-Hassan, a Syrian farmer in his 50s known to the locals as Abu Hasan, remembers how difficult it had been in the past few years in the village of ...read more

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The Caisses de Résilience approach in the Sahel - a new opportunity to strengthen livelihoods and improve food and nutrition security
 - 30/08/2017 - In the north of the region of Segou in Mali, Sanihan lives in the village of Baramadougou, with thirteen other members of her family. A few weeks before the harvest and ...read more
Launch of the MOALI DRR Task force and drone mapping unit
 - 29/08/2017 - The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations announced that today the Myanmar Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MoALI) and the Ministry of Education (MoE) have officially ...read more
Promoting food and nutrition education through school gardens in Syria
 - 29/08/2017 - As schools resume next week in Syria, thousands of school children are benefiting from a food and nutrition education programme that is using school gardens to teach students about the importance ...read more
FAO nutrient block technology improves animal health and milk production in Yemen
 - 25/08/2017 - On most days, livestock owner Hamisa Mohammed Omar, knows that she will be able to feed her husband and five children only a meagre portion of rice for lunch, with ...read more
UN Security Council recognises conflict as a major cause of famine
 - 17/08/2017 - The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) welcomes the UN Security Council's recognition of conflict as a major cause of famine, and the call to enhance longer-term recovery and resilience of conflict-affected ...read more
Strengthening capacity to manage animal disease emergencies in Southern Africa
 - 16/08/2017 - The occurrence of transboundary animal diseases - especially those that can be transmitted to human beings from animals - poses grave socio-economic consequences for Southern Africa. They affect food and nutrition security, ...read more
Food insecurity intensifies in conflict-stricken Democratic Republic of Congo
 - 14/08/2017 - Amid rising violence and displacement in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), 7.7 million people face acute hunger - a 30 percent increase over the last year, the Food and Agriculture ...read more
Urgent support is needed in drought-stricken Ethiopia
 - 11/08/2017 - Supporting herders to get back on their feet and preventing further livestock losses and suffering are crucial in drought-hit Ethiopia where hunger has been on the rise this year, warned today ...read more
Boosting emergency drought response in Kenya
 - 02/08/2017 - FAO has mobilized US$500,000 from its Special Fund for Emergency and Rehabilitation Activities (SFERA)  response capacity – mainly supported by Belgium and Sweden – to tackle rising hunger in Kenya. Ongoing drought has ...read more
Conflict-affected Iraqi rural families benefit from cash transfer mobile technology
 - 02/08/2017 - Many vulnerable rural families in Iraq can now benefit from a safer, more secure means of receiving income thanks to mobile money transfer technology adopted for the first time by FAO as ...read more