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El Niño set to have a devastating impact on southern Africa’s harvests and food security
 - 12/02/2016 - Joint statement by FAO, the European Commission's Joint Research Centre, FEWS NET - Famine Early Warning Systems Network and the World Food Programme Southern Africa is currently in the grip of ...read more

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UN calls for immediate access to conflict-affected areas to prevent catastrophe in South Sudan
 - 22/10/2015 - Three UN agencies today warned that extreme hunger is pushing people to the brink of a catastrophe in parts of South Sudan, as a new analysis found that 3.9 million ...read more
U.S. backs FAO efforts to combat animal disease threats with $87 million
 - 20/10/2015 - The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is backing FAO's efforts to combat pandemic animal disease threats in Asia, Africa and the Middle East with an additional $87 million ...read more
Grim picture of destruction caused by Myanmar floods. Huge livestock and paddy losses
 - 20/10/2015 - Recent flooding in Myanmar had a devastating impact on agricultural livelihoods and food security, according to a joint Government-United Nations report released today. Nearly 470 000 hectares of rice paddy ...read more
UN Agencies respond to growing food insecurity in southern Africa
 - 19/10/2015 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) are expanding their operations in response to growing food insecurity as a ...read more
Fourth wave of H7N9 avian influenza threatens livelihoods, public health
 - 16/10/2015 - Raising the alarm for poultry-related livelihoods and public health, FAO warned countries today that a fourth wave of avian influenza H7N9 has already begun. The novel A(H7N9) avian influenza virus ...read more
South Sudan: FAO air operation delivers agriculture aid to hard-to-access areas
 - 05/10/2015 - FAO’s rapid response operation in conflict-torn South Sudan has delivered livelihood assistance to 60,000 food-insecure households in hard-to-reach areas of northern Jonglei, Unity and Upper Nile States, where food stocks ...read more
Rebuilding life after the Ebola virus disease in Guinea, survivors return to their communities (in FRENCH)
 - 28/09/2015 - Dans le cadre du programme national de riposte contre la maladie à virus Ebola, la FAO et les Ministères de l’Agriculture et de l’Elevage ont lancé en mai 2015 un ...read more
FAO opens the re-established central cold chain for livestock vaccines
 - 25/09/2015 - Together with the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries Industry (MLFI), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) officially opened the newly restored central cold chain in Juba ...read more
Women farmer groups on the road to recovery in Sierra Leone
 - 24/09/2015 - Thirty women groups attached to the Koinadugu Women Vegetable Farmers’ Cooperative benefited from high quality vegetable seeds of different varieties with support from FAO to enhance their production and depleted ...read more
Linking nutrition to social protection
 - 22/09/2015 - FAO in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security (MAFS), the Ministry of Social Development (MoS) and UNICEF facilitated training on nutrition, home gardening and social protection to ...read more