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West Africa needs to sustain market chains and trade of agricultural products despite disruptions caused by the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak
 - 19/12/2014 - In addition to the health consequences in West Africa, the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak has also led to various economic and social disruptions in affected and neighbouring countries. The direct ...read more

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Sub-national training workshop on how to better integrate nutrition into food security programming
 - 27/10/2014 - From 25/11/2014 To 27/11/2014 Location: Wau and Kujoc, South-Sudan Two sub-national training workshops are planned in South Sudan: in Wau from 25 to 27 November and in Kujoc 2-4 December 2014. //   The Sub-national ...read more
Traditional methods for fighting locusts in Madagascar
 - 24/10/2014 - From the helicopter, the survey team spots a flight of locusts. The helicopter lands, the engine is switched off and the team alights to determine the characteristics of the locust ...read more
FAO launches the second campaign in response to the locust plague in Madagascar (in FRENCH)
 - 23/10/2014 - Suivant la planification établie lors du lancement du Programme, en 2013, trois campagnes successives devront être menées à terme pour venir à bout de l’invasion acridienne déclarée calamité nationale par ...read more
Guinea: The Ministry of Agriculture, FAO and WFP join forces to assess the impact of the Ebola outbreak on agriculture and food security
 - 17/10/2014 - The Ministry of Agriculture, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have initiated on 14 October 2014 a rapid assessment of ...read more
Liberia: Ebola outbreak stops women farmers  from repaying loan
 - 15/10/2014 - On a sunny Tuesday morning in mid-September 2014, an FAO team entered the Ebola-stricken town of Foya, carefully making its way to an FAO-supported poultry production facility. “About half a ...read more
Syrian farmers in Ar-Raqqa governorate receiving cereal seeds from FAO
 - 14/10/2014 - FAO is distributing over 1 100 tonnes of wheat and barley seeds in Ar-Raqqa governorate to meet the needs of nearly 4 500 small-scale farmers for the autumn/winter planting season, ...read more
Ebola: Information-Education-Communication Programme in Guinea
 - 14/10/2014 - As part of the national programme for the fight against the Ebola virus disease, and in line with other technical and financial partners, FAO has developed and financed a technical ...read more
Gaza: Agricultural sector paralysed, over 80 percent of the population food insecure
 - 12/10/2014 - FAO expresses concern for the food security of all people in Gaza during the Cairo International Conference on Palestine, “Reconstructing Gaza”, hosted today by the Government of Egypt. “The livelihoods of ...read more
FAO and partners raise Ebola awareness of rural residents in Liberia
 - 10/10/2014 - The Government of Liberia through the Forestry Development Authority (FDA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Ministry of Health, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and other key stakeholders ...read more
Ebola: FAO launches new initiative to tackle growing food security threat
 - 08/10/2014 - FAO today launched a new programme to urgently assist 90 000 vulnerable households in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone whose food supplies and livelihoods are threatened by the disruptive effect ...read more