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Pope Francis endorses FAO emergency response in Eastern Africa and hopes to motivate governments to support in solidarity
 - 21/07/2017 - In an unprecedented move, Pope Francis has symbolically donated €25,000 to FAO's efforts supporting people facing food insecurity and famine in East Africa. Pope Francis said the funds are "a symbolic ...read more

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Mobile veterinary clinics in Haiti
 - 24/03/2017 - By Justine Texier - We’ve arrived in Torbeck, a commune in southern Haiti, which was severely hit by Hurricane Matthew six months ago. Here, as in other departments of the ...read more
New Emergency Needs Assessment Guidelines point the way to more standardized FAO assessments in emergencies
 - 24/03/2017 - FAO has just released new guidelines ‒ the Phased Agricultural Livelihoods Needs Assessment Framework and Tools and its Technical Annexes ‒ to help guide field staff undertake or supervise assessments ...read more
Seed fairs: a way to fight vulnerable farmers’ food insecurity
 - 23/03/2017 - Seed fairs are a special type of voucher system, whereby a temporary market is set up to allow for small-scale farmers to access quality seeds at subsidized prices through the ...read more
CERF loan facilitates rapid scaling up of FAO’s response in Somalia
 - 21/03/2017 - FAO is further scaling up its activities in drought affected regions of Somalia thanks to a $22 million loan approved this week by the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), which ...read more
Reinforcing control efforts amid outbreak of avian influenza in China
 - 17/03/2017 - A resurgent outbreak of a new strain of avian influenza that can be lethal for humans underscores the need for robust and rapid detection and response systems at animal source. ...read more
Yemen’s suffering is the world’s largest humanitarian crisis today
 - 15/03/2017 - Urgent need for humanitarian and livelihood assistance to prevent famine Severe food insecurity threatens more than 17 million people in conflict-ridden Yemen, according to the latest Integrated Food Security Phase Classification ...read more
FAO and UN partners bring seeds of hope to flood-affected farmers in Myanmar
 - 14/03/2017 - Six months after the destructive floods that destroyed planted rice paddy, villagers from Shwe Hlay in Magway Region in Myanmar’s Dry Zone are now able to harvest winter crops thanks ...read more
IGAD and FAO building field capacity for resilience
 - 08/03/2017 - On 27 February, 21 Master Trainers, including four women, graduated from a three-month Agropastoral Field School (APFS) Master Trainer course held at the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Sheikh Technical ...read more
Empowering women in the Yemeni dairy sector
 - 08/03/2017 - For 25-year-old Fathia Moafaa, every day is a struggle to make ends meet. Her work starts at 6pm, just after evening prayers and, apart from a short break at 10pm, ...read more
Global harvests strong but hunger persists amid chronic conflict zones
 - 02/03/2017 - Global food supply conditions are robust, but access to food has been dramatically reduced in areas suffering civil conflicts, while drought conditions are worsening food security across swathes of East ...read more