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FAO commits regional efforts to control cross-border livestock diseases in South Sudan and Uganda
 - 06/07/2015 - Livestock play a vital role in the livelihoods of communities in the bordering countries of South Sudan and Uganda. However, when these animals are crossing from country to country, many ...read more

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Lesotho Emergency and Resilience Programme retained as Finalist of the Expo Milano 2015 Call for Best Sustainable Development Practices
 - 23/02/2015 - Lesotho Emergency and Resilience Programme (ERP), implemented by FAO and the Government of Lesotho since 2012, has been retained as Finalist in the “Expo Milano 2015 Call for Best Sustainable ...read more
FAO’s efforts successful in tackling the Ebola outbreak in Guinea
 - 20/02/2015 - Houndoni, a small village 6 km east of the administrative centre of Gueckedou where the Ebola outbreak was first declared, has been hit hard by the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) ...read more
Haiyan rehabilitation project for rice farmers closes with ceremony in Ormoc
 - 18/02/2015 - FAO, ILO and Save the Children recently marked the closure of the DFID-funded project supporting small-scale rice and corn farming communities that were severely affected by Typhoon Haiyan in Leyte ...read more
FAO provides urgent assistance to drought-stricken Cape Verde
 - 18/02/2015 - FAO will provide food crop seeds, animal feed and drip irrigation equipment to help thousands of people in Cabo Verde whose food security and livelihoods are at risk following a ...read more
FAO South Sudan builds partners’ capacities through multiple trainings
 - 17/02/2015 - FAO South Sudan is strengthening partners in 2015 and trained hundreds of persons before the Emergency Livelihood Response Programme (ELRP) distribution campaign starts. In 2014, FAOSS developed a framework for ...read more
Ebola-ravaged rural communities in Guinea to benefit from new food security initiatives
 - 17/02/2015 - Tens of thousands of people in rural areas of Guinea worst-hit by the Ebola epidemic will receive training on how to prevent the spread of the disease and support in ...read more
Sahel: FAO calls for emergency support to fight food insecurity
 - 13/02/2015 - About 20 million people are still affected by food insecurity in the Sahel, and are likely to see their situation deteriorate rapidly in 2015. Among them, 2.6 million people already ...read more
Food crisis escalates in South Sudan
 - 06/02/2015 - A staggering 2.5 million people – about one-fifth of the population – remain in either Crisis or Emergency level food insecurity as fighting continues in South Sudan, according to the ...read more
Sierra Leone: Women vegetable farmers face huge losses due to the Ebola outbreak
 - 05/02/2015 - Women vegetable farmers and traders in the Koinadugu District in the north of Sierra Leone have expressed frustration over the fall in prices for their produce resulting in huge income ...read more
Small-scale livestock keepers in Syria receive emergency support from FAO
 - 04/02/2015 - Nearly 4 000 000 sheep, goats and cattle across Syria will be treated for parasites by FAO with the support of the Syrian Veterinary Association (SVA). This mass treatment campaign ...read more