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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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Ethiopian farmers need urgent assistance to feed country caught in major drought
 - 07/03/2016 - Timely agricultural assistance for the upcoming rainy season is essential to help the drought-affected people of Ethiopia, as one of the strongest El Niño events on record continues to have ...read more
FAO appeals for USD 25 million against the Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan for 2016
 - 06/03/2016 - FAO requests urgent donor support for life-saving interventions to reach the most affected and most vulnerable populations, to protect their livelihoods and to build their resilience to shock, against the ...read more
Yemen Food Security Update - January 2016
 - 05/03/2016 - Yemen is once again stepping into rampant and dire food insecurity after one-year of the escalated conflict, civil insecurity, poor crop harvest and disruptions of markets and trade activities, reports ...read more
How fuel-efficient stoves improve food security and gender equality in countries affected by crises
 - 03/03/2016 - Fuelwood is the main source of energy for the vast majority of people in developing countries and in particular in the Darfur region of Sudan. Access to and availability of ...read more
For families in Central African Republic, food situation dire
 - 01/03/2016 - Three years of conflict and ongoing displacements in the Central African Republic (CAR) continue to disrupt agriculture and severely constrain people’s access to food, as they struggle with the effects ...read more
Southern Africa: urgent measures needed to address El Niño impact
 - 29/02/2016 - Countries in the Southern African Development Community need to urgently implement a set of agreed-upon measures  to mitigate the effects of El Nino. A strong El Niño has seen the ...read more
Pesticide storage and processing of empty drums in Madagascar (in FRENCH)
 - 26/02/2016 - Les travaux de construction d’un magasin central de stockage de pesticides et de traitement de fûts vides ont démarré à Madagascar. L’inauguration a eu lieu dans la Commune Rurale de Betsinjaka, ...read more
Ebola recovery: restoring hope with ASTF support (in FRENCH)
 - 26/02/2016 - En Guinée, la préfecture de Coyah, située à un peu plus de 50 km de la capitale Conakry, a été durement affectée par la Maladie à Virus Ebola (MVE) et ...read more
Empowering Koinadugu women farmers in Sierra Leone
 - 25/02/2016 - In the framework of its support to Ebola recovery, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) donated a 45 KVA generator worth USD 15  000 to the ...read more
SADC to convene a meeting to prepare its response to the impact of El Niño
 - 24/02/2016 - The Southern African Development Community (SADC) secretariat will this week convene a two-day multi-sectoral stakeholder consultative meeting to develop a regional preparedness and response strategy to address the impacts of ...read more