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Food security situation dire for millions in Nepal
 - 25/05/2015 - The two recent earthquakes in Nepal have had a major impact on food security and agricultural livelihoods. Around two-thirds of Nepalese depend on agriculture for their livelihood – many at ...read more

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Vanuatu: Early reports suggest vast majority of crops destroyed
 - 20/03/2015 - Strong winds, heavy rains and floods resulting from Tropical Cyclone Pam have caused extensive damage to agriculture throughout Vanuatu, including the main food and export crops, livestock, and fisheries infrastructure, ...read more
FAO boosts food security efforts in countries affected by Syria crisis
 - 17/03/2015 - FAO is scaling up its support to Jordan and other countries in the region affected by the humanitarian crisis in Syria that has entered its fifth year. In the presence of ...read more
Agriculture bears major brunt of disaster impacts, new report says
 - 17/03/2015 - Nearly a quarter of damages wrought by natural disasters on the developing world are borne by the agricultural sector according to initial results from a new FAO study released at ...read more
Immediate action required for food security in Ebola affected countries
 - 16/03/2015 - The Permanent Interstates Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (CILSS) and its partners released a report on the current food security situation in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The latest ...read more
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
Rural development agents committed to the fight against Ebola
 - 05/03/2015 - Since 25 October 2014, there have been no new cases of Ebola virus disease recorded in the prefecture of Pita where four positive cases had been identified before this date. ...read more
Liberia: reviving agricultural activities of communities affected by the Ebola outbreak
 - 02/03/2015 - Oliver Kekeh is Director of the Agriculture Training Centre run by the Catholic Church in Sanniquellie, the capital of Nimba County in Liberia. He guided FAO team members during their ...read more
Floods wreak havoc in central and northern Mozambique
 - 26/02/2015 - “My house has been flooded. I couldn’t take anything out of the house. My pots, my clothes and blankets, everything disappeared with the water” says Admira Maurício, 29, a single ...read more
EU, FAO continue to help farmers affected by floods in Serbia
 - 24/02/2015 - Some 150 small farming households affected by last year’s devastating floods received practical help today from the European Union and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The assistance, aimed ...read more
Peste des Petits Ruminants control and fresh water aqua production projects signed to support the livestock and fisheries sector development
 - 23/02/2015 - Two joint projects just signed by the Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries and Rangelands (MoLFR) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) will support two priorities central ...read more