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Fundamental shift in drought management needed in Near East and North Africa region
 - 15/06/2018 - The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has called for a fundamental shift in the way drought is perceived and managed in the Near East and North Africa region. The ...read more

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Enabling one million people facing severe hunger in northeastern Nigeria to grow their own food
 - 08/02/2018 - After receiving crop and vegetable seeds and fertilizer, 1 million people in northeastern Nigeria’s Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states produced enough food to last well into 2018. With FAO’s support, ...read more
Belgium supports FAO in providing emergency assistance to small-scale livestock farmers in flood-affected communities in Bangladesh
 - 03/02/2018 - In August 2017, unprecedented flooding affected over 8 million people across 32 districts of Bangladesh, damaging nearly 620 000 houses and causing the death of 145 people. Critical damage and ...read more
Equipment to fight the spread of African swine fever delivered to Ukraine
 - 01/02/2018 - With the help of new equipment and training, the Ukrainian pork sector is taking further steps to enhance its monitoring and containment of African swine fever (ASF). In recent years, ...read more
Hunger in conflict zones continues to intensify
 - 29/01/2018 - Food insecurity in conflict-stricken countries continues to deteriorate, meaning humanitarian efforts to provide affected communities with food relief and livelihood support remain extremely critical, FAO and WFP have told the ...read more
Belgium supports FAO to safeguard livestock-based livelihoods in Mongolia against potential dzud in drought-affected pastoral areas
 - 26/01/2018 - Over the summer of 2017, Mongolia experienced a prolonged drought, affecting 80 percent of key agricultural areas and pastoral rangelands. As a result, the country suffered from below-average harvests for ...read more
Critical livestock health programme in South Sudan at risk without more support
 - 23/01/2018 - The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is seeking $7.5 million to roll out a critically needed emergency livestock vaccination campaign in South Sudan. FAO aims to protect nearly 9 ...read more
Belgium supports FAO in protecting livelihoods and restoring income-generation of fishers affected by Hurricane Maria in Dominica
 - 18/01/2018 - Category 5 Hurricane Maria was the strongest hurricane in terms of maximum sustained winds in the Atlantic since Wilma (2005). The Hurricane hit Dominica on 18 September 2017, affecting the ...read more
Les agences de l’ONU lancent un appel d’urgence pour prévenir la famine dans le Kasaï (IN FRENCH)
 - 17/01/2018 - Dans un avertissement sévère, trois agences des Nations Unies - l'Organisation des Nations Unies pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture (FAO), l'UNICEF et le Programme alimentaire mondial (PAM) - disent que le ...read more
Conflict causing spikes in food insecurity in the Near East and North Africa
 - 21/12/2017 - Conflict and protracted crises in a handful of countries in the Near East and North Africa are hamstringing efforts to eradicate hunger in the region by 2030, according to a ...read more
FAO and WFP upscale efforts to alleviate hunger in Greater Kasai
 - 20/12/2017 - Against a backdrop of intense human suffering, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) are joining forces to mitigate some of the effects of conflict ...read more