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UN agencies concerned by looming famine in northern Ethiopia call for urgent life-saving action to avert it
 - 10/06/2021 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and UNICEF call for urgent action to address the dramatic acute food insecurity ...read more

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European Union supports cash for work to improve access to water in Iraq
 - 02/07/2018 - Vulnerable farming families in post-conflict areas in Iraq's Ninewa plains, west of Mosul, will be able to better withstand shocks thanks to a European Union-funded UN Food and Agriculture Organization ...read more
FAO will assist over 1 million people to grow up to eight months’ worth of food during northeastern Nigeria’s 2018 rainy season
 - 28/06/2018 - Long-awaited seasonal rains are making their way across northeastern Nigeria where millions of farmers eagerly anticipate the chance to break ground. After a prolonged period of Boko Haram-related conflict, markets ...read more
Nuru becomes African farmers’ newest ally against Fall Armyworm
 - 25/06/2018 - The United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization and Pennsylvania State University joined forces to develop and launch an innovative, talking app - Nuru - to help African farmers recognize Fall ...read more
FAO helps Kenyan farmers rescue harvest from Fall Armyworm
 - 22/06/2018 - ‘With a good harvest, we have enough maize for ourselves, and then some to sell. But right now we have to buy the maize to feed the family,' says Agnes ...read more
FAO and UNHCR launch new tool to save forests in displacement-affected areas
 - 21/06/2018 - The United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and Refugee Agency (UNHCR) launched a new handbook to help restore forests in displacement-affected areas, where heavy reliance on woodfuel puts forests ...read more
Working together to promote peace
 - 19/06/2018 - A few months ago, it would have been impossible to imagine a woman from the Twa community visiting predominantly Bantu villages to talk about peace. According to a long-held belief ...read more
Fundamental shift in drought management needed in Near East and North Africa region
 - 15/06/2018 - The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has called for a fundamental shift in the way drought is perceived and managed in the Near East and North Africa region. The ...read more
Two FAO projects benefit from Belgium’s innovation funding
 - 14/06/2018 - FAO is further developing a monitoring, early-warning and risk-mapping system to help farmers manage an invasive species in Africa, and roll out solar energy projects for farmers in Gaza, as ...read more
Farmers select their ‘seed of choice’ in FAO’s first-ever seed fair in northeastern Nigeria
 - 08/06/2018 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) held its first seed fair in northeastern Nigeria on 2 June 2018 in Tikau, a large ward in the Nangere ...read more
Sweden supports drought-stricken farmers and herders in the Sahel
 - 31/05/2018 - Sweden, through the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), will support drought-stricken farmers and herders in the Sahel, with a focus on Burkina Faso and Mali. Channelled through the ...read more