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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 brings fuel-efficient cooking to communities in South Sudan
 - 18/03/2016 - With around 1.7 million displaced people in South Sudan, many regions are hosting large numbers of families which not only places a burden on the surrounding natural resources but also ...read more
FAO’s recovery and rehabilitation work in Nepal following the earthquakes
 - 18/03/2016 - After the earthquakes in April and May 2015, in a close collaboration with the Government of Nepal and local Non-governmental Organization partners, FAO started an immediate relief operation to support ...read more
FAO-WFP Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission to Myanmar
 - 17/03/2016 - More than seven months after Cyclone Komen caused widespread flooding in Myanmar, poor rural communities are still enduring increased levels of food insecurity, according to a UN report released today. ...read more
FAO and DA initiate use of drones for disaster risk reduction in the agriculture sector
 - 17/03/2016 - Drones were launched to officially mark a joint undertaking by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Department of Agriculture (DA) to initiate the use ...read more
Agriculture assessment in Iraq identifies priorities for faster recovery from extensive conflict-related damage
 - 14/03/2016 - A recent assessment conducted by FAO and Non-governmental Organization partners Muslim Aid and REACH-Iraq in Iraq’s Nineveh, Kirkuk and Salahadin governorates – parts of which were liberated from Islamic State ...read more
Destocking operation provides drought-stricken pastoralists with much-needed food and income in Somali Region of Ethiopia
 - 14/03/2016 - In Somali Region of southeastern Ethiopia, the ongoing drought – the most severe in half a century due to the effects of El Niño – has caused critical feed and ...read more
Income-generating livestock distribution enables rural families to recover after devastating floods
 - 10/03/2016 - Like so many communities in rural Myanmar, the 114 families in Tha Koar village depend on agriculture for their livelihoods. The village is in central Rakhine state, one of the ...read more
Global crop prospects benign, but hunger intensifies in areas suffering from conflict
 - 09/03/2016 - Thirty-four countries, including 27 in Africa, are currently in need of external assistance for food due to drought, flooding and civil conflicts, according to a new edition of FAO's Crop ...read more
38 Water User Associations strengthened to respond to the water crisis and protect farmers’ livelihoods in Sana’a basin
 - 08/03/2016 - Despite the ongoing conflict, 38 Water User Associations (WUAs) are strengthened in Bani Huwa, Zahr Al Ghayl, Hamdan and Ghayman Sana’a sub-basins, in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and ...read more
FAO begins activities under the EU joint programme for enhancing resilience and self-reliance in crisis affected Yemeni communities (ERRY)
 - 07/03/2016 - The three-year EU-supported joint programme entitled “Enhancing Rural Resilience in Yemen” (ERRY) was signed 15th December 2015 by the European Delegation, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) the United Nations ...read more