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Surge in climate change-related disasters poses growing threat to food security
 - 26/11/2015 - Droughts, floods, storms and other disasters triggered by climate change have risen in frequency and severity over the last three decades, increasing the damage caused to the agricultural sectors of ...read more

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Food security situation dire for millions in Nepal
 - 25/05/2015 - The two recent earthquakes in Nepal have had a major impact on food security and agricultural livelihoods. Around two-thirds of Nepalese depend on agriculture for their livelihood – many at ...read more
FAO delivers emergency livelihood kits to flood-affected farmers in Zambézia and Sofala provinces
 - 21/05/2015 - The floods in Mozambique earlier this year devastated cropland and private property in Nampula, Sofala, Tete and Zambézia Provinces. In addition to the loss of productive land, farmers also lost ...read more
Italy provides EUR 400 000 to help earthquake-affected farmers in Nepal
 - 20/05/2015 - Thousands of farming families whose livelihoods were devastated by the recent earthquakes in Nepal will soon have access to time-critical agricultural inputs thanks to rapid funding from Italy. The EUR ...read more
FAO Representative meets with Ebola survivors in Sierra Leone
 - 19/05/2015 - During his tour in farming communities in the Eastern Province of Sierra Leone, Dr Gabriel Rugalema, FAO Representative, extended condolences to Ebola survivors and their families in Perri Village, Dama ...read more
Ambassador of Thailand and FAO officials visit Sindhupalchok
 - 18/05/2015 - H.E. Mr. Vutti Vuttisant, Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal travelled by road on 15 May 2015 to visit Sindhupalchok district to take stock of the situation after the devastating 7.8 ...read more
Julita Bonongwe: hope after the floods in Malawi
 - 15/05/2015 - In rural Phalombe district, Julita Bonongwe, 49, sits in front of a warehouse stocked with foodstuffs. She is one of more than 1.1 million people affected by flooding in southern ...read more
South Sudan: FAO ramps up airlifts to reach conflict-hit farmers
 - 14/05/2015 - As the main planting season here begins, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is accelerating its efforts to get vital seeds, tools and other materials to some of South ...read more
Hope restored to flood-stricken farmers in Mozambique
 - 14/05/2015 - In early January 2015, heavy rains triggered massive flooding in the northern and central areas of Mozambique. An estimated 50 000 people have been displaced and the livelihoods of a ...read more
Recovering from the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone: FAO boosts support to the Holima Agribusiness Centre
 - 13/05/2015 - On 9th May 2015, Dr. Gabriel Rugalema, FAO Representative in Sierra Leone, handed over building materials for the construction of a poultry breeding farm to members of the Holima Agriculture ...read more
Locust control in Madagascar – up to the last breath
 - 04/05/2015 - Late morning on Beravy Plain in Madagascar – the sky is clear, the air is heavy and the grass high and green although it starts drying out, with some sparse ...read more