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Experts call for robust surveillance and coordinated approaches in tackling Fall armyworm infestation
 - 26/04/2017 - Experts attending a technical meeting convened by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Nairobi to discuss the Fall armyworm infestation in Southern Africa in particular ...read more

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Saving lives in the IGAD region: early action to prevent a food insecurity catastrophe
 - 18/01/2017 - About 12 million people across Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia are facing food and livelihoods insecurity, as farming families struggle with the knock-on effects of multiple droughts. Failed rains, rising debt, ...read more
Emerging drought threatens pastoralist livelihoods in southern Ethiopia
 - 17/01/2017 - New drought across swathes of southern Ethiopia may jeopardize the East African nation's restoration of food security after the worst agricultural seasons in decades unless urgent efforts are made to ...read more
EU provides FAO with funds to address deteriorating food security situation in Yemen
 - 11/01/2017 - With 14 million people food insecure in strife-torn Yemen, the European Union (EU) has committed 12 million euros in support of FAO's efforts to tackle rising hunger. EU funds will ...read more
Demining and repair initiative restores key irrigation canals farmland near Mosul
 - 22/12/2016 - Some 200 000 people from Mosul and across Iraq will be able to earn an income for the first time since the Islamic State of the Levant (ISIL) took parts of the ...read more
Returning to cropping brings great rewards in northeastern Nigeria
 - 22/12/2016 - In the vast agricultural spread of northeastern Nigeria, violence and disruption has put the food security and livelihoods of millions of people at high risk. In order to prevent a ...read more
New and continued drought in the Horn of Africa threatens livelihoods and food security
 - 20/12/2016 - Countries in the Horn of Africa are likely to see a rise in hunger and further decline of local livelihoods in the coming months, as farming families struggle with the ...read more
Ongoing conflicts continue to intensify food insecurity
 - 09/12/2016 - Civil conflict and weather-related shocks have severely stressed food security in 2016, increasing the number of countries in need of food assistance, according to a FAO report. The new edition ...read more
Iraq: kick-starting agriculture and livelihoods in retaken areas
 - 08/12/2016 - Ghanam Ibrahim’s shovel scrapes the concrete as he scoops up debris and tosses it onto a growing pile at the bottom of the canal, ready for removal by an excavator. ...read more
Humanitarian needs continue to spiral in Southern Africa as peak of lean season looms
 - 06/12/2016 - Southern Africa is now entering the peak of the lean season following the worst El Niño-induced drought in decades. With food stocks largely depleted due to poor or failed harvests ...read more
Seed distributions to support Haitians farmers for the winter planting season
 - 06/12/2016 - With little time to lose to secure a winter harvest in Hurricane-struck Haiti, FAO has begun emergency distributions of seeds and tools to help disaster-affected families produce food and restore ...read more