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Empowering women through strengthened livelihoods
 - 02/12/2016 - Women are on the front line of the agricultural system, providing major inputs to the cultivation, processing and marketing of produce. Failing to address the inequalities and discrimination that face ...read more

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Flare-up of violence in South Sudan raises spectre of hunger catastrophe
 - 16/07/2016 - Millions of people facing hunger in South Sudan will be driven to the brink of catastrophe if renewed flashes of violence derail the fragile peace process, FAO said today. The ...read more
As H5N1 spreads in West and Central Africa FAO calls for increased vigilance
 - 13/07/2016 - Countries across West and Central Africa are on alert as the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus H5N1 continues to spread across the region, with Cameroon becoming the latest African country ...read more
“Garden Wall” helps Fayze support her family
 - 12/07/2016 - “We, the women of the Bekaa, love being productive and cannot stay idle,” says Fayze, a Lebanese widow and mother of five who has recently initiated a “garden wall” at ...read more
Vulnerable families received critical inputs in time for planting season
 - 08/07/2016 - Since the start of 2016, FAO and its partners have distributed vital crop seeds and agricultural tools to more than 180 000 farming households in South Sudan – benefiting about ...read more
Food insecurity reaches extreme level in pockets of Nigeria’s Borno State
 - 07/07/2016 - Joint alert by FAO, Fewsnet, CILSS and WFP Conflict in northeast Nigeria has left a significant portion of the population without access to adequate food, water, and health services. The Nigerian ...read more
UN seeks to boost response to El Niño’s dire impact in Africa and Asia/Pacific, urges La Niña preparedness
 - 06/07/2016 - Combined efforts to prevent further human suffering, strengthen resilience and safeguard livelihoods in the wake of El Niño's devastating effects worldwide must be rapidly ramped-up by governments and the international ...read more
Responding to the El-Niño in Zimbabwe
 - 05/07/2016 - Southern Africa is currently in the grip of an intense drought driven by one of the strongest El Niño events recorded in the past 50 years. Across large swathes of ...read more
Livestock-dependent households face massive challenges following El Niño-induced drought and flooding in Ethiopia
 - 04/07/2016 - Nationwide floods have levelled another blow to the recovery process for drought-affected pastoralists in Ethiopia. Well over 55 000 hectares of land – much of it pasture– has been flooded ...read more
FAO contributes to better planning of humanitarian relief operations in Pakistan
 - 30/06/2016 - In 2015, drought and floods linked to El Niño and the impact of the earthquake in Pakistan have left more than 1.5 million people in need of immediate assistance, according ...read more
Unprecedented level of food insecurity in South Sudan, UN agencies warn
 - 29/06/2016 - Up to 4.8 million people in South Sudan – well over one-third of the population – will be facing severe food shortages over the coming months, and the risk of ...read more