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Helping returnees in Hama and Daraa improve cultivation
 - 05/12/2019 - Over the past two years, more than 66 000 rural families were forced to leave their homes, villages and their abundant agricultural lands in North Hama due to devastating military ...read more

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South Sudan: escalating food crisis in 2017
 - 07/11/2016 - An increasing number of South Sudanese will continue to face difficulty in meeting daily food needs in the coming months despite harvests, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization has warned. ...read more
FAO and OIE present initial battle plan in global campaign to eradicate Peste des petits ruminants
 - 28/10/2016 - The ground has been broken on a major international initiative to rid the world of Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) - also known as sheep and goat plague - a ...read more
Crop losses in southern Madagascar mean severe hunger likely to persist into 2017
 - 27/10/2016 - The impact of severe El Niño-induced drought on crop production in southern Madagascar, where nearly 850 000 people are acutely food insecure, is likely to persist into 2017 and requires an ...read more
Food security of 800,000 Haitians seriously threatened after passage of Hurricane Matthew
 - 24/10/2016 - Some 1.4 million Haitians require food assistance in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, which wrought widespread devastation on supplies and crops across large swaths of the island nation. More than half, ...read more
UN agencies scale up efforts to save lives in Southern Madagascar
 - 20/10/2016 - Following findings from a recent food security assessment across southern Madagascar, UN agencies are scaling up closely coordinated efforts to prevent an already dire situation from becoming a catastrophe. According to ...read more
FAO Emergencies Director assesses the scale of the drought and response in Afar Region, Ethiopia
 - 11/10/2016 - In less than a year, Holo Molo has lost more than a third of his livestock. The father of 14 living in the chronically drought-prone woreda of Elidar, Afar Region ...read more
Timely seed distributions in Ethiopia boost crop yields, strengthen communities’ resilience
 - 10/10/2016 - Ethiopia is about to complete one of the largest and most successful seed distribution campaigns in the country's history, aimed at helping farmers to stay on their feet in the ...read more
Northeast Nigeria: engaging internally displaced people in vegetable production
 - 22/09/2016 - In Northeast Nigeria, internally displaced persons (IDPs) and host communities bear the brunt of the multiple impact of the current crisis. Most of displaced families have very limited resources to ...read more
Seed fairs eases drought effects in Malawi
 - 16/09/2016 - The sun is scorching, but clouds are slowly gathering up in the sky signalling another downpour. Bayison Zikachepa, a mother of four, walks to a seed stall to choose her ...read more
Pastoralist ‘dropouts’ in Ethiopia’s lowlands boost income through animal feed production and marketing
 - 31/08/2016 - Climate-related phenomena like El Niño and La Niña, have, in the last several decades, increased both in frequency and ferocity, hitting global agriculture with a blunt and brutal force. Typically, once every ten ...read more