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UN food agency chiefs pledge to redouble efforts to reduce poverty and hunger in the Sahel
 - 17/08/2018 - The heads of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) today pledged to increase ...read more

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Belgium supports FAO in livelihood recovery response in Philippine’s conflict-affected Mindanao
 - 06/05/2018 - Displaced farming families are gradually returning to their homes after the five-month-long armed clashes in the Philippine’s Islamic city of Marawi. The fighting between government forces and the Maute group ...read more
Ethiopia evaluates its animal health surveillance system
 - 04/05/2018 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in partnership with the Government of Ethiopia through the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Resources (MoALR), has conducted an animal ...read more
FAO scales up support for vulnerable populations as the monsoon rains begin in Bangladesh
 - 04/05/2018 - The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has launched an $8.3 million appeal to support Rohingya refugees and host populations - around 1.2 million people - in Bangladesh, as the onset ...read more
Stopping Avian Influenza in Togo
 - 02/05/2018 - Imagine an outbreak of a disease that wipes out your livestock and livelihood in a matter of days, and there is no laboratory in the country that can quickly detect ...read more
Restoring the livelihoods and food supply of farming and fishing families in the Philippines
 - 30/04/2018 - In 2017, rural families in the Philippines struggled to regain their livelihoods after a succession of strong typhoons, drought and conflict decimated crops, farm animals and productive assets. Missing the ...read more
Enhancing sustainable solutions to refugees’ and host communities’ energy needs in Bangladesh
 - 28/04/2018 - The rapid massive influx of new arrivals to Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar from Myanmar after violence erupted on 25 August 2017 increased competition over scarce resources. The lack of access to ...read more
Early actions to support vulnerable herders in the Niger’s Zinder and Tahoua regions
 - 26/04/2018 - Millions of people rely on the Sahel’s drylands, whose livelihoods depend on livestock production. However, comparably lower investments were recently made towards people in these areas that, in addition to ...read more
Agriculture is a lifeline for millions of Syrians
 - 26/04/2018 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has urged countries attending an international pledging conference for Syria to invest in agriculture as an engine of stabilization and ...read more
Improving the resilience of vulnerable families in Mali and Mauritania
 - 24/04/2018 - Millions of vulnerable families living across the Sahel are exposed to recurrent shocks, exacerbated by climate change, which undermine their fragile food security and nutrition situation. To inform the design of ...read more
Enhancing resilience of crisis-affected families in the Central African Republic
 - 21/04/2018 - Employing the caisses de résilience approach in the Central African Republic, FAO helped to strengthen the social cohesion of vulnerable communities, while improving their food production capacity.Almost 50 000 families ...read more