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Extreme drought and floods threaten food security in Sri Lanka
 - 22/06/2017 - A severe drought followed by heavy rainfalls in Sri Lanka has hit large swaths of cropping areas, threatening the food security of some 900,000 people, according to a report published today by ...read more

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Increasing food availability by supporting fisher folk in South Sudan
 - 24/02/2017 - Just north of the South Sudanese capital Juba lies Terekeka state, home to the Mundari, one of South Sudan’s 64 ethnic groups. Mundaris are predominantly cattle keepers but also practice small-scale agriculture ...read more
Northeastern Nigeria conflict intensifies Lake Chad Basin hunger crisis
 - 24/02/2017 - As conflict and instability continue, the food security situation in Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin is drastically deteriorating, FAO warned today, as it called for swift and decisive action from the international community to ...read more
FAO scaling up agricultural assistance for returning IDPs in northeastern Nigeria
 - 23/02/2017 - Buoyed by the prospect of restarting life through agricultural livelihoods, many internally displaced persons (IDPs) in northeastern Nigeria are returning to farms supported by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United ...read more
Farmers in the Philippines replant their farms after Typhoon Sarika and Super Typhoon Haima
 - 21/02/2017 - As livelihood recovery efforts continue, farmers in the rice-producing provinces of Aurora and Nueva Ecija are optimistic that the upcoming harvest can help them rebound from the devastating impacts of ...read more
Famine in South Sudan: a joint FAO/UNICEF/WFP statement
 - 21/02/2017 - The latest food security analysis in South Sudan has led to a declaration of famine in Leer and Mayendit counties in Greater Unity region. Two other counties are at risk ...read more
Famine declared in parts of South Sudan
 - 20/02/2017 - War and a collapsing economy have left some 100,000 people facing starvation in parts of South Sudan where famine was declared today, three UN agencies warned. A further 1 million ...read more
Urgent assistance needed to prevent a catastrophe in Yemen as food crisis worsens
 - 10/02/2017 - The number of food insecure people in Yemen has risen by 3 million in seven months, with an estimated 17.1 million people now struggling to feed themselves, according to a ...read more
The productive transfers /CASH+ approach in the Sahel: empowering women in southern Mauritania
 - 10/02/2017 - In southern Mauritania, it is about one PM when Nejiha returns from the Monguél village market. Her eldest daughter is busy preparing lunch under the khaïma, while her brothers play ...read more
Revitalizing local trade in Abyei
 - 09/02/2017 - With Abyei’s farming, markets and distribution networks severely disrupted due to inter-communal conflict, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) strives to reactivate the local food economy dominated by ...read more
Emergency fertilizer distributions help conflict-affected Iraqi farmers increase wheat production
 - 08/02/2017 - More than 2 000 farmers affected by conflict in Iraq have received 750 tonnes of fertilizer from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to increase production of their winter ...read more