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Seed distributions to support Haitians farmers for the winter planting season
 - 06/12/2016 - With little time to lose to secure a winter harvest in Hurricane-struck Haiti, FAO has begun emergency distributions of seeds and tools to help disaster-affected families produce food and restore ...read more

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FAO Somalia SWALIM project internationally rewarded as 2016 WSIS prize champion
 - 10/06/2016 - Organized by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), the WSIS prize recognizes innovative and successful efforts to harness Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in development work around the world. SWALIM’s breakthrough ...read more
FAO South Sudan strengthening natural resources
 - 09/06/2016 - Of all of South Sudan’s natural resources, forests are of particular significance to the country’s development trajectory. With an estimated 30% forest cover in the country, South Sudan’s forests harbor ...read more
UNHCR and FAO help vulnerable refugees and South Sudanese families strengthen their food security
 - 03/06/2016 - The UN Refugee Agency and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have distributed seeds and agricultural tools to 200 000 refugees and their host communities across ...read more
Ongoing conflicts and droughts exacerbate food needs
 - 02/06/2016 - Drought linked to El Niño and civil conflict have pushed the number of countries currently in need of external food assistance up to 37 from 34 in March, according to ...read more
FAO provides technical expertise in Post-Disaster Needs Assessment training
 - 01/06/2016 - For eight years FAO has supported Post-Disaster Needs Assessments (PDNAs) at national, regional and subregional levels. Most recently, the Organization has provided technical expertise during a global 2014-2016 PDNA Roll-Out ...read more
FAO-Belgium collaboration helps Fiji recover from Tropical Cyclone Winston
 - 29/05/2016 - Belgium’s USD 300 000 contribution to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations’ (FAO’s) emergency programme in Fiji is assisting more than 5 000 families (approximately 25 000 ...read more
Belgian-FAO support to El Niño-affected pastoralists in Somali Region of Ethiopia strengthens livestock-based livelihoods
 - 26/05/2016 - Livestock owners affected by the drought in Ethiopia are receiving critical livelihood recovery assistance thanks to Belgium’s USD 500 000 contribution to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United ...read more
FAO seeds increase the availability of fresh vegetables in conflict-hit Akobo
 - 26/05/2016 - The combined effects of long-term conflict and the economic crisis have left South Sudan facing large-scale market dysfunction. As a result, the availability of food – especially of fresh vegetables ...read more
UN agencies provide seeds, tools and food to break hunger cycle in the Central African Republic
 - 25/05/2016 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have begun providing seeds, hand tools and food to nearly 50,000 hungry farming families ...read more
Building resilience to enable vulnerable people cope with natural disasters and pandemic threats
 - 25/05/2016 - Building resilience is crucial to enable fragile communities, especially in rural areas, cope with the increasing frequency and magnitude of natural disasters and the growing threat of pandemic diseases, FAO ...read more