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Cattle disease puts Eastern Europe and Central Asia’s veterinary experts on alert
 - 27/11/2015 - An economically devastating cattle disease has made alarming advances into the Caucasus and nearby countries. To provide the latest information on diagnosis, prevention and control of Lumpy Skin Disease, FAO ...read more

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Major crop losses in Central America due to El Niño
 - 14/09/2015 - Prolonged dry weather associated with the El Niño phenomenon has severely reduced this year’s cereal outputs in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, putting a large numbers of farmers ...read more
Severe food insecurity on the rise in Afghanistan
 - 10/09/2015 - The number of people in Afghanistan resorting to selling land or turning to friends or family for help because of food insecurity has doubled in the last year, according to ...read more
FAO supports Lesotho Government’s efforts to protect natural resources and food security
 - 09/09/2015 - Conservation agriculture is proven to be one of the best technologies and strategies to combat the negative effects of land degradation, which has led to a dramatic decline in agricultural ...read more
FAO continues its effort in building veterinary services capacity for emergency management
 - 04/09/2015 - The threat posed by the persistence of Transboundary Animal Diseases (TADs) and their consequences to a country’s economy and livelihoods leads FAO to continue its assistance to its member countries ...read more
Myanmar floods deal major blow to country’s agriculture
 - 03/09/2015 - Heavy storms, floods and landslides across nearly all provinces in Myanmar have dealt a major blow to the country's agriculture and are expected to severely limit the availability of food ...read more
FAO and MasterCard announce new partnership
 - 02/09/2015 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and MasterCard are joining forces to create an innovative new alliance against hunger. A new partnership agreement, signed today by FAO ...read more
Training on Fisheries and Aquaculture Emergency Response Guidance held in the Philippines
 - 02/09/2015 - On 10-11 June 2015, FAO conducted a Training on Fisheries and Aquaculture Emergency Response Guidance in the island municipality of Coron, Palawan, the Republic of the Philippines. The training was ...read more
In Somalia some 855,000 people face acute food insecurity
 - 01/09/2015 - Widespread acute malnutrition persists across Somalia and large numbers of people will be acutely food insecure through December 2015, following below average cereal harvests in crop dependent areas; poor rainfall ...read more
Layer-broiler chickens going to small farms hurt by conflict in eastern Ukraine
 - 28/08/2015 - A total of 7,000 three-week-old chickens are being distributed this week to small farms in Donetsk and Luhansk regions. Provision of the birds is the latest move by FAO to ...read more
Central Africa sets out its roadmap towards the eradication of the ‘Peste des Petits Ruminants’
 - 26/08/2015 - Cameroon's capital hosts two meetings that started on 24 August and which bring together about 40 participants, including Heads of Veterinary Services, Directors of laboratories and officials of epidemiological surveillance ...read more