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FAO warns of drought in Somalia and impending severe hunger for over 2 million people
 - 15/05/2019 - A disastrous drought in Somalia could leave some 2.2 million people - nearly 18 percent of the population - faced with severe hunger during the July-September period, FAO warned today. ...read more

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FAO promotes solar and fuel efficient technologies among internally displaced people in northeastern Nigeria
 - 26/11/2018 - FAO and the Borno State Ministry of Environment are offering more sustainable cooking and lighting solutions to resource-poor households in the Ngala local government area (LGA). On 22 November 2018, ...read more
First FAO ISAVET training programme held in Uganda
 - 26/11/2018 - The first cohort of trainees for the FAO In-Service Applied Veterinary Epidemiology (ISAVET) Programme recently completed Part I of the training course to enhance capacity of African countries, including Uganda, ...read more
FAO in Southern Africa prepares for the looming 2018/19 El Niño occurrence
 - 21/11/2018 - As predictions for El Niño reach 83 percent, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has begun preparing for its potential impact on the upcoming planting season across ...read more
Combatting drought in Kenya through Agro-Pastoralist Field Schools
 - 21/11/2018 - Climate change can cause long-lasting, more frequent dry spells – a particular problem for pastoralists in the Horn of Africa as this leads to livestock losses, increased food insecurity and ...read more
FAO and Belgium join hands to support drought-affected farmers in the Syrian Arab Republic
 - 20/11/2018 - Syrian wheat farmers are facing serious challenges to sustain their livelihoods, despite the overall improved security situation in the country. Wheat production has been severely affected by the ongoing crisis, ...read more
Diagnosis of animal diseases improved with laboratory renovated by FAO in Guinea
 - 19/11/2018 - The Central Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Conakry, Guinea was officially inaugurated on 14 November 2018, following renovations by FAO, funded by the United States Agency for International Development. The recent ...read more
FAO trains farmers in Kenya to save crops from Fall Armyworm
 - 19/11/2018 - “At first I didn’t dare pick the worms with my fingers. But after a while I built up the courage – I picked them and took them to my grandfather ...read more
FAO to support over half a million people during the 2018/19 dry season in northeastern Nigeria
 - 17/11/2018 - For many smallholder farmers in northeastern Nigeria, food production typically halts or slows during the dry season ranging October to April. To spur cultivation during this critical period – ensuring ...read more
Raising awareness of zoonotic diseases to ensure safe meat
 - 16/11/2018 - Insanitary conditions in abattoirs and unsafe sale of meat for human consumption in markets is a major issue of concern in Ghana. In order to improve the safety of meat ...read more
Preparing for potential avian influenza outbreaks in Mali and Senegal
 - 15/11/2018 - The threat of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) infection is present in Mali and Senegal. To prepare for the emergence of potential HPAI outbreaks, FAO’s Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal ...read more