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Restoring cassava farming in Rwanda
 - 16/09/2019 - Felicien Simpunga grew up in the Ruhango district of Rwanda, where life and making a living revolved around agriculture. While he grows other crops such as beans and sweet potatoes ...read more

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EU supports the recovery of agriculture-based livelihoods in northern Iraq
 - 17/06/2019 - Farming families in northern Iraq's Nineveh Governorate will benefit from a European Union contribution of €15 million to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations to recover agricultural ...read more
Record number of people facing critical lack of food in South Sudan
 - 14/06/2019 - The number of people facing a critical lack of food in South Sudan is the highest ever, three United Nations agencies warned today. According to the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification ...read more
FAO’s bull distribution to boost rural youth employment in northeastern Nigeria thanks to EU funding
 - 11/06/2019 - In northeastern Nigeria’s Borno State, conflict-affected youth are being supported for employment and income generation through an agricultural support programme funded by the European Union Trust Fund (EUTF). As part ...read more
EWEA mission in Colombia
 - 07/06/2019 - The mission focuses on analysing the impact of FAO’s early action to mitigate the effects of forced migration and drought in one of the most vulnerable regions of Colombia. Some information ...read more
FAO’s dry season programme is building household resilience in northeastern Nigeria
 - 06/06/2019 - FAO’s 2018/19 dry season programme aims to boost income generation, and enhance food security and nutrition among crisis-affected households across northeastern Nigeria. The Organization has distributed a total of 247 ...read more
Women vaccinators challenge perceptions and change lives in Bangladesh
 - 04/06/2019 - Monira Parveen Mala used to watch her mother cry herself to sleep after losing one of her beloved ducks or chickens to disease. Many other families in her community were ...read more
Belgium supports FAO to protect the livelihoods of people in southern Madagascar in response to the 2019 El Niño drought conditions
 - 04/06/2019 - Southern Madagascar is characterized by a semi-arid climate, and is regularly affected by periods of drought, along with drying winds and wind erosion. Here, vulnerable households’ livelihoods are precarious and ...read more
Danish Ambassador and Norwegian Minister Counsellor visit drought-affected farmers in Herat
 - 04/06/2019 - On 29 May 2019, H.E. Nikolaj Hejberg, Danish Ambassador to Afghanistan, and Mr. Johnny Almestad, Norwegian Minister Counsellor to Afghanistan joined Rajendra Aryal, FAO Country Representative for the ceremonial handover ...read more
Donors pledge USD 1.2 billion for reconstruction in Mozambique after cyclones
 - 03/06/2019 - The President of Mozambique, H.E. Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, announced that donors had pledged a total of USD 1.2 billion to help rebuild areas and infrastructure destroyed across the country by ...read more
How FAO is helping communities build resilience and fight malnutrition in South Sudan
 - 03/06/2019 - Adut Akuei used to go every evening to the hospital to visit little Akol Akot, her three-year old granddaughter, who was seriously malnourished. Adut and her daughter Angong could often ...read more