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Fall armyworm spreads to East Africa
 - 25/04/2017 - As millions of east African farmers seek to recover from a devastating drought, they face a new threat – the fall armyworm. The pest has been recently detected in Kenya ...read more

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Food security of 800,000 Haitians seriously threatened after passage of Hurricane Matthew
 - 24/10/2016 - Some 1.4 million Haitians require food assistance in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, which wrought widespread devastation on supplies and crops across large swaths of the island nation. More than half, ...read more
UN agencies scale up efforts to save lives in Southern Madagascar
 - 20/10/2016 - Following findings from a recent food security assessment across southern Madagascar, UN agencies are scaling up closely coordinated efforts to prevent an already dire situation from becoming a catastrophe. According to ...read more
FAO Emergencies Director assesses the scale of the drought and response in Afar Region, Ethiopia
 - 11/10/2016 - In less than a year, Holo Molo has lost more than a third of his livestock. The father of 14 living in the chronically drought-prone woreda of Elidar, Afar Region ...read more
Timely seed distributions in Ethiopia boost crop yields, strengthen communities’ resilience
 - 10/10/2016 - Ethiopia is about to complete one of the largest and most successful seed distribution campaigns in the country's history, aimed at helping farmers to stay on their feet in the ...read more
Northeast Nigeria: engaging internally displaced people in vegetable production
 - 22/09/2016 - In Northeast Nigeria, internally displaced persons (IDPs) and host communities bear the brunt of the multiple impact of the current crisis. Most of displaced families have very limited resources to ...read more
Seed fairs eases drought effects in Malawi
 - 16/09/2016 - The sun is scorching, but clouds are slowly gathering up in the sky signalling another downpour. Bayison Zikachepa, a mother of four, walks to a seed stall to choose her ...read more
Pastoralist ‘dropouts’ in Ethiopia’s lowlands boost income through animal feed production and marketing
 - 31/08/2016 - Climate-related phenomena like El Niño and La Niña, have, in the last several decades, increased both in frequency and ferocity, hitting global agriculture with a blunt and brutal force. Typically, once every ten ...read more
FAO supports long-term recovery in Nepal through local farmers’ cooperatives
 - 29/08/2016 - Yam Bahadur Shrestha, 40, is a member of the local farmers’ cooperative, Shree Lapse Agricultural Cooperative Limited, in the Sindhupalchowk district of Nepal – an area hit hard by the 2015 earthquakes. ...read more
FAO earthquake emergency response helps empower women farmers in Nepal
 - 20/08/2016 - Like thousands of other small-scale women farmers in Nepal, Mira Nepal, 31, has been slowly recovering from the loss and destruction caused by the powerful earthquakes that hit the country in 2015. FAO, ...read more
Latest analysis shows an alarming rise in food insecurity in northeast Nigeria
 - 19/08/2016 - Almost 4.5 million people are facing severe food insecurity in conflict-hit areas of northeast Nigeria. The latest Cadre harmonisé (CH) analysis for August to September 2016 shows a further deterioration in ...read more