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South Sudan takes steps to formulate a policy on charcoal production
 - 24/07/2015 - In South Sudan, the current demand for cooking fuels, and access to these resources, has huge implications for the environment and people’s well-being. The environmental risks associated with fuel wood ...read more

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Hope restored to flood-stricken farmers in Mozambique
 - 14/05/2015 - In early January 2015, heavy rains triggered massive flooding in the northern and central areas of Mozambique. An estimated 50 000 people have been displaced and the livelihoods of a ...read more
Recovering from the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone: FAO boosts support to the Holima Agribusiness Centre
 - 13/05/2015 - On 9th May 2015, Dr. Gabriel Rugalema, FAO Representative in Sierra Leone, handed over building materials for the construction of a poultry breeding farm to members of the Holima Agriculture ...read more
Locust control in Madagascar – up to the last breath
 - 04/05/2015 - Late morning on Beravy Plain in Madagascar – the sky is clear, the air is heavy and the grass high and green although it starts drying out, with some sparse ...read more
Nepal Earthquake’s impact on food security and agriculture likely very high
 - 30/04/2015 - Some $8 million is urgently needed to help disaster-struck Nepalese farmers rapidly recover lost agricultural inputs and resume preparations for the imminent rice sowing season, FAO said today. The impact ...read more
Reviving agricultural production in areas affected by the Ebola outbreak in Guinea
 - 30/04/2015 - The Government of Guinea, the World Bank and FAO have successfully started their activities aiming at reviving agricultural production and incomes of households affected by the Ebola outbreak. This joint ...read more
FAO Mozambique helps farmers resume food production in Zambézia and Sofala provinces
 - 29/04/2015 - Judite Moreira was one of the first to get the white bag that everyone was waiting to receive this morning at Mocua Resettlement Centre in the District of Namacurra, Zambézia Province. The ...read more
Locust plague in Madagascar – FAO continues to sound the alarm to donors (in FRENCH)
 - 29/04/2015 - En raison de l’urgence de la situation, le Directeur général de l’Organisation des Nations Unies pour l’alimentation et l’agriculture (FAO), José Graziano da Silva, a répondu favorablement à la requête ...read more
Expected sharp fall in Southern African maize production raises food security concerns
 - 28/04/2015 - Southern Africa's maize harvest is expected to shrink this year by some 26 percent compared with 2014's bumper crop, a situation that could trigger food price increases and adversely affect ...read more
Supporting livelihoods during hard times in South Sudan
 - 27/04/2015 - April is the start of the lean season in the north of South Sudan, and communities are relying on coping strategies to pull through until the next harvest. Last month, ...read more
Pretoria Declaration: For the improvement of Traceability and Livestock Development in Sub-Saharan Africa
 - 23/04/2015 - Sub-Saharan African countries have adopted a declaration on animal identification and recording, a move that is expected to improve food security, livestock genetics and better flock management as well as ...read more