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US$4 million to fight trans-boundary animal and plant pests and improve food safety in southern Africa
 - 28/11/2014 - A US$4 million project to strengthen controls of food security threats and better manage plant and animal pests and diseases in the Southern African region was launched today in Zimbabwe’s ...read more

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Frequently asked questions on Ebola virus disease
 - 02/10/2014 - Download the FAQs in PDF on Ebola virus disease   What is Ebola virus disease?Ebola virus disease, formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever, is a human illness caused by infection with an ...read more
Liberia, FAO and WFP start Rapid Food Security Assessment
 - 01/10/2014 - The Liberian Ministry of Agriculture, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) together with sector partners embark on a most urgent ...read more
FAO joins new global efforts targeting Ebola and other infectious diseases
 - 29/09/2014 - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today stressed the need for controls on animal health to help curb the spread of Ebola and other infectious diseases dangerous to humans, during ...read more
Cyclical improvements of food security in South Sudan provide a short window of opportunity
 - 24/09/2014 - Humanitarian assistance is having a measurable and significant impact in South Sudan. The combined efforts of the Food Security and Livelihood Cluster (co-led by FAO, WFP and Mercy Corps) and ...read more
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
Increased concern over latest strain of avian influenza in Southeast Asia
 - 22/09/2014 - A recently-emerged strain of avian influenza virus in poultry in Southeast Asia known as A(H5N6) represents a new threat to animal health and livelihoods and must be closely monitored, FAO ...read more
Emergency Assistance Reaches 1.5 million in South Sudan
 - 21/09/2014 - On Monday, FAO North America hosted Sue Lautze, FAO representative and UN Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan, at a briefing about the crisis in the country. Since last December, ...read more
Norway donates $10 million to FAO South Sudan
 - 15/09/2014 - Norway has donated approximately $10 million to help FAO provide conflict-affected farmers, fishers and herders in South Sudan with critical livelihood support. Norway’s gift will allow FAO to distribute emergency livelihood kits – including crop seeds, ...read more
Conservation Agriculture explained by farmers to farmers in Lesotho
 - 14/09/2014 - During the month of June 2014, up to106 farmers practicing Conservation Agriculture (CA) had the opportunity to exchange views, experiences and ideas with other farmers during their visit to two ...read more
Following FAO’s seed distributions, monitoring missions for the agricultural campaign take place in the Central African Republic
 - 11/09/2014 - In addition to distributions of inputs to households, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) distributed crop seeds to 90 seed multiplier groups (1 600 households) in ...read more