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FAO investigates cross-border livestock disease transmission in South Sudan
 - 03/03/2015 - Hundreds of cattle, goats, sheep, chickens, and pigs are transported from Uganda into South Sudan every day at the Nimule border in Eastern Equatoria State. The animals may be carrying ...read more

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Deterioration of livelihoods in Ebola-affected countries
 - 27/11/2014 - The preliminary results of recent impact assessments on food security of Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone – the three countries most affected by the Ebola virus disease outbreak ...read more
Ten years after the Indian Ocean Tsunami, the need for increasing resilience of agricultural livelihoods against disasters is a major lesson learned
 - 25/11/2014 - With the ten year anniversary of the devastating Indian Ocean Tsunami just weeks away, representatives from ASEAN member countries are assessing the lessons they’ve learned and action taken since then ...read more
Guinea - FAO Response Coordinator for Ebola meets with beneficiaries and partners
 - 25/11/2014 - Vincent Martin, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Representative in Senegal and FAO Response Coordinator for the Ebola outbreak, went to Conakry in Guinea from 13 ...read more
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