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Disasters causing billions in agricultural losses with drought leading the way
 - 15/03/2018 - Natural disasters are costing farmers in the developing world billions of dollars each year, with drought emerging as the most destructive in a crowded field of threats that also includes ...read more

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CMC-AH achieves milestones at 11th Steering Committee Meeting
 - 01/12/2017 - The Crisis Management Centre for Animal Health (CMC-AH) conducted its 11th Steering Committee Meeting (SCM) on 14 November at FAO headquarters with attendance of more than 25 senior representatives of ...read more
Urgent need to step up efforts to fight fast-spreading pests and diseases
 - 30/11/2017 - There is an urgent need to step up collective efforts to fight fast-spreading, cross-border animal and plant pests and diseases that could threaten global food security. This was the core ...read more
Syrian refugees acquire agricultural job skills and work opportunities in Turkey
 - 29/11/2017 - Twenty-six-year-old Sene has been living in a “container city” in southern Turkey since 2014, when she and her family arrived after fleeing Syria. While studying at university in Syria, Sene ...read more
Rohingya refugee crisis
 - 16/11/2017 - More than 830 000 Rohingya refugees are sheltering in Bangladesh, having escaped violence and persecution in Myanmar. This includes more than 618 000 people, the vast majority women and children, ...read more
Germany and FAO work together to fight hunger in northeastern Nigeria and Somalia
 - 16/11/2017 - With the main farming season coming to a close in northeastern Nigeria, over 66 000 people affected by conflict are harvesting food – many for the first time in three ...read more
FAO programme provides agricultural training and material to support Syrians
 - 14/11/2017 - Before the Syrian crisis started in 2011, agriculture was a major part of the country’s economy, employing nearly half the population. More often than not, it was also a family ...read more
New Zealand announces further support for livelihoods and resilience in the Philippines
 - 13/11/2017 - Rt Hon Winston Peters, Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand and Minister of Foreign Affairs announced that New Zealand has earmarked US$2.5 million to support agricultural development and food security ...read more
Donation from the Pope helps hungry families in South Sudan
 - 13/11/2017 - Hungry families in South Sudan will be able to make ends meet thanks to vegetable-growing kits funded by a donation from Pope Francis. The kits come as the food security ...read more
Netherlands provides $6 million to FAO to address severe hunger and build resilience in South Sudan
 - 13/11/2017 - The Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Geert Geut, and the Representative of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in South Sudan, Serge Tissot, signed ...read more
Hunger remains widespread in South Sudan despite the start of the harvest season
 - 06/11/2017 - The current harvest season in South Sudan will not end the hunger crisis as conflict persists in most of the country and hyperinflation puts food out of reach for many, ...read more