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World hunger again on the rise driven by conflict and climate change
 - 15/09/2017 - After steadily declining for over a decade, global hunger is on the rise again, affecting 815 million people in 2016, or 11 per cent of the global population, says a ...read more

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FAO Director-General emphasizes importance of coming planting season to tackle hunger during his visit to northeastern Nigeria
 - 07/04/2017 - It is imperative to immediately ramp up humanitarian assistance to hunger-threatened rural communities in the strife-torn Lake Chad Basin region, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today during a ...read more
Prince of Wales expresses admiration for FAO’s efforts to tackle hunger crises
 - 05/04/2017 - Prince Charles of Wales today visited FAO where he was briefed by officials from the three Rome-based UN food agencies on the massive hunger crises facing northeastern Nigeria, Somalia, South ...read more
Survey of Syria’s agriculture sector reveals impact of war
 - 03/04/2017 - Fighting in Syria has caused huge damage and losses to agricultural production, but the sector can and should be kick-started now, dramatically reducing the need for humanitarian aid and migration, ...read more
108 million people in the world face severe food insecurity – situation worsening
 - 31/03/2017 - Despite international efforts to address food insecurity, around 108 million people in the world were severely food insecure in 2016, a dramatic increase compared with 80 million in 2015, according ...read more
FAO supported farmers look to good harvest in northeastern Nigeria
 - 27/03/2017 - Farmers supported by FAO in northeastern Nigeria are looking to a very good harvest going by the amount and quality of crops some of them have so far gathered from their fields. Monitoring and Evaluation ...read more
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