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Ten years after the Asian tsunami, the region is better prepared to cope with natural disasters
 - 22/12/2014 - Ten years after the world’s worst natural disaster in living memory roared across the shorelines of South and Southeast Asia, countries are better prepared to deal with tragedies like the ...read more

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Typhoon Haiyan - One year later
 - 07/11/2014 - One year after Typhoon Haiyan devastated coastal and farmland areas in the central Philippines, farmers and fishers are well on the road to recovery and building more resilient livelihoods. FAO, ...read more
Madagascar, first locusts spotted
 - 07/11/2014 - The helicopter took off to carry out an extensive aerial survey between Antananarivo and Majunga in Madagascar, stopping at Maevatanana to refuel. The objective of the survey was to determine ...read more
FAO counteracts Transboundary Animal Diseases with capacity building
 - 06/11/2014 - Thirty five participants from many parts of South Sudan will complete an intensive training on “Risk Analysis of Transboundary Animal Disease” today in Rock City, Juba. Millions of animals in ...read more
Senegal: community listeners’ clubs on the frontline to stop the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease
 - 03/11/2014 - On 17 October, the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared the end of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Republic of Senegal, commending the country on its diligence ...read more
Poor rains followed by floods likely to worsen Somalia food crisis, experts warn
 - 31/10/2014 - After a poor rainy season, parts of southern Somalia are now being hit by severe bouts of floods, further aggravating the already alarming food security situation in the Horn of ...read more
Two Films launched to bring Viet Nam “Towards Safer Hatcheries”
 - 30/10/2014 - The Department of Livestock Production (DLP) of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), and the Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Diseases (ECTAD) of the Food and Agriculture Organization ...read more
South Sudan marked its fourth World Food Day
 - 30/10/2014 - South Sudan marked its fourth World Food Day on 16 October 2014 with celebrations taking place in Juba, Central Equatoria and Rumbek, Lakes State. The national celebration in Juba opened ...read more
Women making a difference through community gardens
 - 30/10/2014 - It is a wet windy day in Dangarendove in Chirumanzu District, Zimbabwe. The skies open, albeit reluctantly, to release the last drizzles of what has certainly been a good agricultural ...read more
Central African Republic: farming and families hit by insecurity
 - 29/10/2014 - Widespread looting and insecurity in the Central African Republic have taken a heavy toll on crops, livestock and fishing and is eroding the capacity of people across the country to secure sufficient food, ...read more
Regional workshop on "Livestock, livelihoods and human nutrition"
 - 28/10/2014 - From 05/11/2014 To 07/11/2014 Location: Dakar, Senegal FAO's Regional Resilience, Emergency and Rehabilitation Office for West Africa/Sahel (REOWA) organises, in close collaboration with the London Royal Veterinary Collage (RVC), the International Livestock ...read more