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Agriculture is a lifeline for millions of Syrians
 - 26/04/2018 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has urged countries attending an international pledging conference for Syria to invest in agriculture as an engine of stabilization and ...read more

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Partnerships for global outbreak response stronger than ever
 - 19/12/2017 - The World Health Organization (WHO) Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN) held its Global Meeting of Partners on 5-6 December in Geneva. The FAO Crisis Management Centre for Animal ...read more
From rainy to dry season – sustained support brings relief to farmers in northeastern Nigeria
 - 18/12/2017 - For the first time since the onset of the Boko Haram crisis, hunger has considerably declined in northeastern Nigeria. In the three states ravaged by the violence, the number of ...read more
How SAFE access to energy can make a difference in refugees’ lives
 - 18/12/2017 - The number of people displaced by conflict, violence and disasters has risen to more than 65 million, compared with 37.5 million a decade ago. Many of the displaced live in ...read more
Belgium supports FAO in restoring the food security and livelihoods of 155 400 people affected by Hurricane Irma
 - 15/12/2017 - Thanks to the financial contribution of the Government the Kingdom of Belgium to the Special Fund for Emergency and Rehabilitation Activities (SFERA), FAO was allocated USD 300 000 to support ...read more
FAO supports Syrians to increase their crop production by restoring access to water
 - 12/12/2017 - Hassan Al-Hassan, a Syrian farmer in his 50s known to the locals as Abu Hasan, remembers how difficult it had been in the past few years in the village of ...read more
Conflicts and drought spur hunger despite strong global food supply
 - 07/12/2017 - Strong cereal harvests are keeping global food supplies buoyant, but localised drought, flooding and protracted conflicts have intensified and perpetuated food insecurity, according to the new edition of FAO's Crop ...read more
Japan supports efforts to contain Fall Armyworm in South Sudan
 - 06/12/2017 - Efforts in South Sudan to fight Fall armyworm, an insect that destroys crops, have received a boost thanks to the Government of Japan’s decision to provide $3 million to support ...read more
Australia and FAO partner to improve agricultural water management and food security in Asia
 - 05/12/2017 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of Australia and the Australian Water Partnership to work toward improvements ...read more
FAO helps Central Africans put weapons aside and start a new life
 - 01/12/2017 - Over 1 000 ex-fighters in the Central African Republic (CAR) have joined an FAO-supported UN initiative for disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration. The programme’s message is simple: stop partaking in violence, ...read more
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