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FAO and UNHCR launch new tool to save forests in displacement-affected areas
 - 21/06/2018 - The United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and Refugee Agency (UNHCR) launched a new handbook to help restore forests in displacement-affected areas, where heavy reliance on woodfuel puts forests ...read more

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Strengthening resilience in the face of natural disasters and shocks in Pakistan
 - 21/02/2018 - Pakistan is particularly vulnerable to frequent floods and droughts. Agriculture is the sector most affected by these hazards, with poor smallholder farming, pastoral and fishing communities suffering most. Over the ...read more
Belgium supports FAO in providing emergency agricultural and livestock assistance to Congolese refugees in northern Angola
 - 20/02/2018 - Thanks to the contribution of USD 100 000 from the Government of the Kingdom of Belgium to FAO’s Special Fund for Emergency and Rehabilitation ‒ Agricultural Inputs Response Capacity window, ...read more
Assisting Ethiopian pastoralists to cope with recurrent drought
 - 20/02/2018 - As a result of protracted drought, food insecurity has increased and malnutrition rates are staggering in pastoral areas of southern and southeastern Ethiopia. Livestock production was extremely low in 2017, ...read more
Sustainably managing the fall armyworm in Africa through farmer field schools
 - 19/02/2018 - In 2017, FAO was at the forefront of supporting countries to tackle the fall armyworm, to reduce the risk of food insecurity among millions of Africans who depend on maize ...read more
FAO launches guide to tackle Fall Armyworm in Africa head-on
 - 16/02/2018 - Faced with the infestation of millions of hectares of maize, most in the hands of smallholder farmers, and the relentless spread of Fall Armyworm (FAW) across most of Africa, the ...read more
New market in Hebron provides better trade opportunities for herders
 - 14/02/2018 - Today a new livestock market was officially opened in Al Dahrieh, Hebron to serve directly 2 000 herders in addition to the consumers living in the area. The livestock market ...read more
Saving the livestock of drought-hit pastoralists in the Horn of Africa
 - 14/02/2018 - In 2017, FAO used early warning information to prompt early action in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia, easing the impact of drought on pastoralists who were struggling to save their livestock. When ...read more
Saving lives through rapid food production in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
 - 12/02/2018 - With 4.1 million people displaced, the Democratic Republic of the Congo faced Africa’s most severe internal displacement crisis – more than 75 percent are women and children. Violence and intercommunal ...read more
Due to poor rains fall armyworm leaves Southern Africa vulnerable
 - 09/02/2018 - Prolonged dry spells, erratic rainfall, high temperatures and the presence of the voracious fall armyworm have significantly dampened Southern Africa’s current agricultural season’s cereal production prospects. Early action in the ...read more
Japan to support livelihoods and resilience of conflict-affected farmers in Iraq
 - 08/02/2018 - Vulnerable families in areas recently retaken from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) will soon have the means to produce fresh and nutritious vegetables thanks to generous ...read more