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CERF loan facilitates rapid scaling up of FAO’s response in Somalia
 - 21/03/2017 - FAO is further scaling up its activities in drought affected regions of Somalia thanks to a $22 million loan approved this week by the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), which ...read more

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Food production in Syria at all-time low
 - 15/11/2016 - Food production in Syria has hit a record low as widespread insecurity and unfavourable weather conditions in parts of the country continued to hamper access to land, farming supplies and ...read more
New drought looming in southeastern Ethiopia – likely to affect millions of livestock owners
 - 15/11/2016 - Ethiopia is bracing for a new drought across significant swathes of livestock-dependent southeastern areas of the country, mere months after the worst drought in 50 years severely affected smallholder crop production ...read more
Ethiopia’s historic seed campaign leads to USD 1 billion in savings
 - 14/11/2016 - Ethiopia has completed the most widespread and impressive seed distribution campaign ever undertaken during an emergency in the country’s history. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) ...read more
Ethiopia battles wheat rust disease outbreak in critical wheat-growing regions
 - 08/11/2016 - An outbreak of wheat rust disease in critical wheat-growing regions of Ethiopia is threatening recent crop production gains in parts of the country, following a long period of El-Niño-induced drought. ...read more
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