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EU, FAO continue to help farmers affected by floods in Serbia
 - 24/02/2015 - Some 150 small farming households affected by last year’s devastating floods received practical help today from the European Union and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The assistance, aimed ...read more

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New avian influenza’s rapid spread to Europe threatens poultry sector especially in low-resourced countries
 - 24/11/2014 - A new bird flu strain detected in Europe which is similar to strains reported to be circulating in 2014 in Asia poses a significant threat to the poultry sector, especially ...read more
Japan strengthens food security in Afghanistan with a donation of US$ 18 million to help combat the threat of animal diseases – nomad community key beneficiary
 - 20/11/2014 - The Government of Japan, through technical assistance of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and in collaboration with the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, has announced a new project to ...read more
The Director-General meets with the Ministers of public works, rural development and health of the Central African Republic (in FRENCH)
 - 20/11/2014 - Le Directeur général de la FAO, José Graziano da Silva, a rencontré aujourd’hui Mme Marie-Noëlle Koyara, Ministre d'État chargée des travaux publics, de l’équipement et de l’aménagement du territoire de ...read more
Sweet potatoes – cultivating resilience, fighting malnutrition in Somalia
 - 18/11/2014 - The use of orange-fleshed sweet potatoes – containing high levels of Vitamin A precursor –  as animal fodder and food for humans has been successfully tested in southern Somalia. The ...read more
Malawi and the UN launch resilience project
 - 17/11/2014 - The Government of Malawi in collaboration with the United Nations and other partners, including Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), has launched a two-year project aimed at building the resilience of vulnerable communities ...read more
FAO Ebola Emergency Coordinator visits Liberia
 - 13/11/2014 - The FAO Ebola Emergency Response Coordinator and FAO Representative in Senegal, Vincent Martin, arrived in Liberia on Monday on a three-day technical backstopping mission, and met with rural women’s associations, ...read more
Madagascar – Looking for locusts
 - 13/11/2014 - The sun is almost at its zenith, the ground bristling with termite mounds, the vegetation sparse with rice fields dotted within the low-lying areas. The survey team has scanned the ...read more
FAO Director-General appoints Jacques Diouf as FAO Special Envoy for the Sahel and the Horn of Africa
 - 12/11/2014 - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today appointed Jacques Diouf as Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa and the Sahel. In his new role, the former Director-General Jacques Diouf will ...read more
Ebola: FAO presents its Regional Response Programme to donors in Dakar
 - 11/11/2014 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) presented its Regional Programme in response to the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa to financial partners in ...read more
Improving safety at sea in the fisheries sector – development and implementation of standards
 - 10/11/2014 - In the fishing sector more than 24,000 fatalities occur worldwide every year, which corresponds to 80 lives lost per 100,000 fishermen. Fishers face increasing number of natural disasters. One way ...read more