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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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From Protection to Production: Complementing cash grants with enhanced production capacities
 - 06/10/2014 - In the community councils of Litjotjela and Maloaneng, Leribe District in Lesotho, Mrs Masekhametsi Hlomoka and Mrs Sesinyi Ramatekoa are beneficiaries of a pilot initiative complementing Social Protection cash grants ...read more
Teams return to Juba after challenging weeks in the field
 - 03/10/2014 - In late August, teams of FAO South Sudan staff members returned to their offices in FAO’s Juba headquarters after spending challenging weeks in the field conducting the 13th round of the Food Security ...read more
Locust plague in Madagascar halted, but at great risk of resurgence
 - 02/10/2014 - A locust plague that spread across Madagascar threatening the main staple food crops and pasture in the country has been successfully contained, however, progress is under threat due to a ...read more
Frequently asked questions on Ebola virus disease
 - 02/10/2014 - Download the FAQs in PDF on Ebola virus disease   What is Ebola virus disease?Ebola virus disease, formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever, is a human illness caused by infection with an ...read more
Liberia, FAO and WFP start Rapid Food Security Assessment
 - 01/10/2014 - The Liberian Ministry of Agriculture, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) together with sector partners embark on a most urgent ...read more
FAO joins new global efforts targeting Ebola and other infectious diseases
 - 29/09/2014 - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today stressed the need for controls on animal health to help curb the spread of Ebola and other infectious diseases dangerous to humans, during ...read more
Cyclical improvements of food security in South Sudan provide a short window of opportunity
 - 24/09/2014 - Humanitarian assistance is having a measurable and significant impact in South Sudan. The combined efforts of the Food Security and Livelihood Cluster (co-led by FAO, WFP and Mercy Corps) and ...read more
Ebola crippling agriculture and livelihoods in northern Liberia
 - 23/09/2014 - The Ebola epidemic is washing away years of progress and hard work. Savings consolidated over several years have been completely depleted due to the disease’s destruction of income generating opportunities. ...read more
Increased concern over latest strain of avian influenza in Southeast Asia
 - 22/09/2014 - A recently-emerged strain of avian influenza virus in poultry in Southeast Asia known as A(H5N6) represents a new threat to animal health and livelihoods and must be closely monitored, FAO ...read more
Emergency Assistance Reaches 1.5 million in South Sudan
 - 21/09/2014 - On Monday, FAO North America hosted Sue Lautze, FAO representative and UN Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan, at a briefing about the crisis in the country. Since last December, ...read more