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Race against time in drought-ravaged Southern Africa to ensure 23 million people receive farming support
 - 28/07/2016 - With only a few weeks before land preparation begins for the next main cropping season, some 23 million people in Southern Africa urgently need support to produce enough food to ...read more

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FAO builds national and regional capacity in India on fisheries needs assessments and emergency response
 - 17/04/2016 - FAO is working to develop the disaster preparedness and emergency response capacity of government officials and civil society in disaster-prone areas of India through a series of trainings on emergency ...read more
FAO and partners ramp up efforts to track and prevent spread of damaging wheat rusts
 - 14/04/2016 - The ongoing spread of wheat rusts, a group of fungal plant diseases that stymy the production of the staple grain and other crops, is raising concern in Central Asia and ...read more
Somalia exports 5.3 million animals, 6% growth in 2015
 - 14/04/2016 - FAO scales up support for country's leading foreign earner. Export of live animals to Gulf nations continued to be Somalia's leading foreign exchange earner in 2015, registering steady annual growth ...read more
Canada steps up to support struggling rural families in eastern Ukraine
 - 13/04/2016 - When living conditions for households along the conflict line in Eastern Ukraine went from bad to worse, help came from the Government of Canada. The allocation of CDN 3 ...read more
Desert Locust outbreak in Yemen leaves surrounding countries potentially at risk
 - 12/04/2016 - The presence of recently discovered Desert Locust infestations in Yemen, where conflict is severely hampering control operations, poses a potential threat to crops in the region, FAO warned today. ...read more
Villagers of Yin Yein receive livestock and farming assistance in CERF-funded FAO project
 - 11/04/2016 - Living on the banks of the Chindwin River in Myanmar's Sagaing region, Daw Nye Mya (60) reports that she "had never seen flooding as bad" as the floods which swept ...read more
Food gap widens in conflict-stricken South Sudan - UN assessment
 - 05/04/2016 - Civil strife and unfavourable rains have further reduced crop production in South Sudan, contributing to a cereal deficit of 381,000 tonnes --53 percent greater than in 2015 --and aggravating the ...read more
FAO’s leader addresses UN Security Council on food and farming’s role amid conflicts
 - 29/03/2016 - Improving food security can help build sustainable peace and even ward off looming conflict, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told members of the United Nations Security Council. "We know ...read more
UN urges stronger, coordinated international response to address El Niño impacts
 - 23/03/2016 - The United Nations has called for a stronger response by governments, aid organizations and the private sector to address the devastating impact the El Niño climate event is having on the ...read more
On International Day of Forests FAO reaches out to the youth in Sana’a
 - 22/03/2016 - On the occasion of the plantation week in Yemen and the International Day of Forests, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) collaborated with the Ministry of ...read more