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Belgium supports FAO in controlling desert locust swarms in Yemen
 - 19/07/2019 - Yemen is facing a serious desert locust threat with widespread hopper band infestations that will cause swarms to form later this month. If conditions remain favourable, there could be a ...read more

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Investing in healthy and diversified diets to address malnutrition
 - 14/12/2018 - Deep in the equatorial forest of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Iyenze family grows fresh vegetables in their garden. Georgette, mother of eight, prepares porridge made from maize, ...read more
Partnering with Japan to create job opportunities in Turkey for Syrian refugees
 - 13/12/2018 - Two hundred and fifty Syrian refugees and host community members received commemorative certificates from the Ambassador of Japan, Mr Akio Miyajima, during a job fair organized by the Food and ...read more
FAO and Belgium collaboration contributes to the recovery of earthquake- and tsunami-affected farming communities in Central Sulawesi
 - 12/12/2018 - The deadliest earthquake in more than a decade struck Central Sulawesi, Indonesia on 28 September, followed by a tsunami. The combination of natural hazards has killed around 2 100 people ...read more
Support the resumption of agricultural production in the Kasai region through seed fairs
 - 11/12/2018 - Ngalula Kalombo, a widow and mother of three, returns from the Beya-Bwanga seed fair with a basket of maize and cowpea seeds. Soon, she will be able to cook porridges ...read more
Humanitarian assistance continues to prevent a massive human catastrophe in Yemen but it is not enough
 - 08/12/2018 - As many as 20 million Yemenis are food insecure in the world's worst humanitarian crisis. Already, 15.9 million people wake up hungry, according to the latest Integrated food security Phase Classification (IPC) ...read more
FAO in the 2019 humanitarian country appeals
 - 05/12/2018 - The number of people facing severe hunger in the world continues to rise, reaching 124 million people across 51 countries. Conflict and extreme climate events remain the main drivers behind ...read more
Responding to animal disease outbreaks with risk communication in Myanmar
 - 30/11/2018 - During an animal disease outbreak, consumers may be in danger of consuming infectious goods. However untrue unscientific rumours may arise. Consequently, farmers may fail to take appropriate action to prevent ...read more
Belgium contributes to improved nutrition of women and children in Kenya
 - 28/11/2018 - Despite harsh climatic conditions, Africa’s drylands support millions of people and contribute significantly to Kenya’s national economy, primarily through livestock products. However, these same areas are currently also bearing some ...read more
The resilience of beneficiaries in Senegal has improved thanks to animal feed distribution
 - 27/11/2018 - In the Louga region of in northern Senegal, pastoralists value FAO’s intervention that has provided 14 400 vulnerable pastoral households with a total of 1 540 tonnes of animal feed ...read more
Farmers urgently need seed and animal feed support in Afghanistan as they grapple with drought
 - 27/11/2018 - A new drought response will help 1.4 million of the most vulnerable drought-affected people in Afghanistan during the coming winter season and into April next year, the Food and Agriculture Organization ...read more