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Serbia rallies to grow again
 - 05/03/2015 - 2014 floods threaten 2015 harvest After last spring’s record rainfall in Southeast Europe, Serbia watched historic floods submerge towns and overrun the countryside. Rural villages and farms took the brunt of ...read more

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Ebola: prevention and preparedness to reduce risks in Côte d’Ivoire
 - 16/12/2014 - The Ebola virus disease epidemic now affects four countries in West Africa – Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and, more recently, Mali. The countries’ governments and international partners have taken significant ...read more
2014 seen as record year for world cereal production
 - 12/12/2014 - Latest indications confirm that world cereal production will reach an all-time record of more than 2.5 billion tonnes in 2014. Buoyed by bumper crops in Europe and a record maize output ...read more
Ebola: In Guinea priority given to measuring food and nutritional risks and mobilizing stakeholders
 - 11/12/2014 - Since the outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) was declared in Guinea in March 2014, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has been committed to providing ...read more
FAO praises government for early typhoon warnings to Philippine farmers and fishers
 - 09/12/2014 - Philippine farmers and fishers have felt the full force of typhoon Hagupit (locally known as Ruby) which has now swept through seven regions of the country, including the Visayas and ...read more
Africa Solidarity Trust Fund grants FAO $1.5 million to support Ebola-hit countries
 - 03/12/2014 - Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the countries hardest hit by the Ebola epidemic, will each receive $500 000 to help curb the potentially devastating impact of the disease on food security and on the livelihoods ...read more
Ebola, food security and FAO’s response
 - 02/12/2014 - In this interview, Dominique Burgeon, Director of FAO’s Emergency and Rehabilitation Division, talks about the Ebola epidemic’s threat to food security in West Africa and FAO’s efforts to help safeguard ...read more
Belgium supports FAO emergency response capacity with €5.8 million
 - 02/12/2014 - Belgium has donated €5.8 million to support FAO activities that help protect agriculture-based livelihoods for food security and resilience in the face of natural disasters and human-induced crises. The donation to ...read more
Helping member countries better prepare for responding to animal health emergencies
 - 01/12/2014 - An outbreak of a transboundary animal disease (TAD) may have serious consequences to a country’s socio-economic wellbeing, as well as directly affect the livelihoods of its population. The best way ...read more
Ebola in West Africa: Diaobe, subregional platform for trade and commerce
 - 01/12/2014 - In Senegal, where food insecurity and malnutrition rates are still high in some areas, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is working with the government to ...read more
US$4 million to fight trans-boundary animal and plant pests and improve food safety in southern Africa
 - 28/11/2014 - A US$4 million project to strengthen controls of food security threats and better manage plant and animal pests and diseases in the Southern African region was launched today in Zimbabwe’s ...read more