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FAO warns of drought in Somalia and impending severe hunger for over 2 million people
 - 15/05/2019 - A disastrous drought in Somalia could leave some 2.2 million people - nearly 18 percent of the population - faced with severe hunger during the July-September period, FAO warned today. ...read more

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World Rabies Day WhatsApp group mobilizes veterinarians
 - 14/11/2018 - A total of 10 000 dogs were vaccinated as part of a mass campaign on World Rabies Day (28 September) in Senegal. This five-fold increase on last year was thanks ...read more
Youth employment to improve eating habits in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
 - 09/11/2018 - Like many young people in Sankuru province, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Paul Tshisapa was struggling to find a decent job. Difficult access to markets, poor state of ...read more
FAO supports the recovery of earthquake- and tsunami-affected farmers and fishers in Indonesia
 - 05/11/2018 - The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has launched a recovery programme to help more than 70 000 Indonesian farmers and fishers grow food and fish again following a series of disasters ...read more
New training for veterinarians in 14 African countries to help combat infectious diseases
 - 30/10/2018 - Some 180 veterinarians drawn from 14 African countries will benefit from a training programme, In-Service Applied Veterinary Epidemiology (ISAVET), launched today by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the ...read more
Belgium supports FAO to strengthen the resilience of drought-affected farmers and herders in Afghanistan
 - 26/10/2018 - Low precipitation during the winter 2017–18 primary planting season caused severe drought throughout Afghanistan that continued during the spring and summer months. The shortage of rainfall has resulted in dry ...read more
Ninety schoolchildren in the Syrian Arab Republic colourfully share their ideas to achieve Zero Hunger
 - 24/10/2018 - To eliminate hunger in the world by 2030, agricultural and environmental practices must change to ensure that everyone has access to enough nutritious food. The Food and Agriculture Organization of ...read more
World Food Day in Iraq: Working together to achieve zero hunger by 2030
 - 16/10/2018 - To celebrate World Food Day, the Ministry of Agriculture in Iraq, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) joined together under ...read more
Erratic weather and prolonged conflict take toll on the Syrian Arab Republic’s agricultural output
 - 09/10/2018 - Extreme weather conditions during Syria's seventh year of conflict has caused domestic cereal production to decline sharply, two UN agencies announced today. Wheat production this year fell to a 29-year ...read more
Technologies and innovations boost national capacity for data collection of cereal production in the Syrian Arab Republic
 - 03/10/2018 - The Syrian Arab Republic featured a first-ever assessment of wheat and barley yields, the nation’s two most important principal cereal crops, using advanced information and communication technologies. The adoption of ...read more
FAO provides relief and rehabilitation to farmers affected by Kenya floods
 - 01/10/2018 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has begun distributing seeds, animal vaccinations and farming tools to victims of the March–May rains in Kenya that resulted in ...read more