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Ebola crippling agriculture and livelihoods in northern Liberia
 - 23/09/2014 - The Ebola epidemic is washing away years of progress and hard work. Savings consolidated over several years have been completely depleted due to the disease’s destruction of income generating opportunities. ...read more

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Field visit to Bahr el Ghazal witnesses continued impact of FAO programmes in region
 - 07/06/2014 - On the 26th May 2014, Dr. Sue Lautze, Head of FAO in South Sudan and the UN’s Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator, visited the Greater Bahr el Ghazal region in South Sudan. ...read more
FAO scaling up operations in South Sudan
 - 05/06/2014 - FAO is scaling up its emergency response operations in South Sudan despite problems of access and insecurity in parts of the country. The Organization has extended its emergency response for an additional three ...read more
Fishing kit distributions in South Sudan boost food security for Bol Deng and his family
 - 03/06/2014 - In Warrap State, South Sudan, fishing is a family activity for Bol Deng and his three children. Bol learned how to fish from his grandfather and today he boasts that ...read more
Somalia: Late, erratic rainfall raises concerns about harvest prospects and food security
 - 02/06/2014 - Late rains and erratic weather patterns in Somalia have raised concerns over a worsening of the food security situation, as food stocks from the last, poor harvest become depleted and prices continue ...read more
FAO and OIE boost collaboration on animal health
 - 25/05/2014 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) today pledged to step up their existing collaboration to control animal disease, ...read more
FAO responds to devastating flooding in the Balkans
 - 23/05/2014 - In response to recent devastating floods affecting Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia as well as Croatia, FAO is assessing the potentially extensive damage to livestock, crops and rural infrastructure. The Serbian ...read more
South Sudan facing risk of famine
 - 21/05/2014 - South Sudan is at a risk of famine unless humanitarian assistance is provided now, FAO Deputy Director-General for Operations Dan Gustafson told a humanitarian pledging conference for the country in Oslo. “The food ...read more
Control operations around Antananarivo: FAO has a good hold on the situation (in FRENCH)
 - 20/05/2014 - Des essaims ont été à nouveau repérés autour d’Antananarivo. La population des zones infestées essaie de protéger ses cultures par des feux de brousse. En étroite collaboration avec le Gouvernement ...read more
FAO protects South Sudanese goats from disease in Eastern Equatoria
 - 20/05/2014 - On 15 May 2014 over 200 goats were vaccinated against PPR (Peste des Petit Ruminants) in Torit town, Eastern Equatoria state. The PPR vaccines are included in FAO’s emergency livestock ...read more
Crisis-hit farmers receive seeds and tools in the Central African Republic
 - 16/05/2014 - A major operation to distribute seeds and tools has been launched in the Central African Republic to support crisis-hit farming families.  This is the largest ever intervention in the country led by the ...read more