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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

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UN food agencies call for swift action to prevent the spread of famine
 - 02/05/2017 - The leaders of the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have called on the international community to urgently step up action to prevent ...read more
Multi-pronged approach – key for effectively defeating fall armyworm in Africa
 - 01/05/2017 - Tackling the menace of the tenacious fall armyworm pest and avoiding economic hardship for smallholders across Africa requires quick and coordinated action, a massive awareness campaign, scientific innovation and multi-institutional ...read more
Experts call for robust surveillance and coordinated approaches in tackling Fall armyworm infestation
 - 26/04/2017 - Experts attending a technical meeting convened by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Nairobi to discuss the Fall armyworm infestation in Southern Africa in particular ...read more
Race against time to avoid famine in Yemen
 - 25/04/2017 - A combination of food assistance and food production assistance is the only way to avoid famine in conflict-ridden Yemen where two-thirds of the population - 17 million people - are ...read more
Fall armyworm spreads to East Africa
 - 25/04/2017 - As millions of east African farmers seek to recover from a devastating drought, they face a new threat – the fall armyworm. The pest has been recently detected in Kenya ...read more
FAO Council focuses on famine and famine risks
 - 24/04/2017 - Urgent action is needed to save the lives of people facing famine in northeastern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, FAO Directory-General José Graziano da Silva said today at the ...read more
Hunger and lack of rural development at the basis of the Lake Chad Basin crisis
 - 11/04/2017 - The crisis afflicting the strife-torn Lake Chad Basin is rooted in decades of neglect, lack of rural development and the impact of climate change, and the only way to ensure ...read more
Animal vaccinations in Yemen help protect families’ livelihoods
 - 10/04/2017 - Livestock ownership is of considerable importance for Yemen’s rural population. Households typically keep sheep, goats and cattle, and rely on the consumption and sale of their products to survive. Being ...read more
FAO Director-General meets Chad’s Prime Minister to discuss critical role of agriculture
 - 07/04/2017 - FAO Director-General, José Graziano da Silva this week undertook his first ever official visit to Chad as part of urgent efforts to draw the attention of the international community on ...read more
FAO Director-General emphasizes importance of coming planting season to tackle hunger during his visit to northeastern Nigeria
 - 07/04/2017 - It is imperative to immediately ramp up humanitarian assistance to hunger-threatened rural communities in the strife-torn Lake Chad Basin region, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today during a ...read more