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World hunger again on the rise driven by conflict and climate change
 - 15/09/2017 - After steadily declining for over a decade, global hunger is on the rise again, affecting 815 million people in 2016, or 11 per cent of the global population, says a ...read more

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Yemen’s suffering is the world’s largest humanitarian crisis today
 - 15/03/2017 - Urgent need for humanitarian and livelihood assistance to prevent famine Severe food insecurity threatens more than 17 million people in conflict-ridden Yemen, according to the latest Integrated Food Security Phase Classification ...read more
FAO and UN partners bring seeds of hope to flood-affected farmers in Myanmar
 - 14/03/2017 - Six months after the destructive floods that destroyed planted rice paddy, villagers from Shwe Hlay in Magway Region in Myanmar’s Dry Zone are now able to harvest winter crops thanks ...read more
IGAD and FAO building field capacity for resilience
 - 08/03/2017 - On 27 February, 21 Master Trainers, including four women, graduated from a three-month Agropastoral Field School (APFS) Master Trainer course held at the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Sheikh Technical ...read more
Empowering women in the Yemeni dairy sector
 - 08/03/2017 - For 25-year-old Fathia Moafaa, every day is a struggle to make ends meet. Her work starts at 6pm, just after evening prayers and, apart from a short break at 10pm, ...read more
Global harvests strong but hunger persists amid chronic conflict zones
 - 02/03/2017 - Global food supply conditions are robust, but access to food has been dramatically reduced in areas suffering civil conflicts, while drought conditions are worsening food security across swathes of East ...read more
Increasing food availability by supporting fisher folk in South Sudan
 - 24/02/2017 - Just north of the South Sudanese capital Juba lies Terekeka state, home to the Mundari, one of South Sudan’s 64 ethnic groups. Mundaris are predominantly cattle keepers but also practice small-scale agriculture ...read more
Northeastern Nigeria conflict intensifies Lake Chad Basin hunger crisis
 - 24/02/2017 - As conflict and instability continue, the food security situation in Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin is drastically deteriorating, FAO warned today, as it called for swift and decisive action from the international community to ...read more
FAO scaling up agricultural assistance for returning IDPs in northeastern Nigeria
 - 23/02/2017 - Buoyed by the prospect of restarting life through agricultural livelihoods, many internally displaced persons (IDPs) in northeastern Nigeria are returning to farms supported by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United ...read more
Farmers in the Philippines replant their farms after Typhoon Sarika and Super Typhoon Haima
 - 21/02/2017 - As livelihood recovery efforts continue, farmers in the rice-producing provinces of Aurora and Nueva Ecija are optimistic that the upcoming harvest can help them rebound from the devastating impacts of ...read more
Famine in South Sudan: a joint FAO/UNICEF/WFP statement
 - 21/02/2017 - The latest food security analysis in South Sudan has led to a declaration of famine in Leer and Mayendit counties in Greater Unity region. Two other counties are at risk ...read more