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Two years on – FAO’s support to small-scale farmers in northeastern Nigeria is saving livelihoods
 - 22/08/2019 - A decade of conflict has severely affected food production systems in northeastern Nigeria, with the worst affected states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe experiencing high displacement, enormous human, social and economic ...read more

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FAO and NORCAP work together on famine prevention in Somalia
 - 22/01/2019 - In 2016 and 2017, poor rains and an extended drought once again brought Somalia to the brink of famine, just five years after a similar crisis had claimed the lives ...read more
1 million water cisterns give hope to Sahelian  farmers
 - 17/01/2019 - Efficient and sustainable management of water resources is a priority to improve the resilience of vulnerable communities. The “1 million cisterns for the Sahel” initiative promotes simple and cost-effective rainwater ...read more
Towards developing FAO’s guidance on Animal Health Emergency Operations Centres – first milestone achieved
 - 14/01/2019 - The Emergency Management Centre for Animal Health (EMC-AH) held its first technical working group meeting to produce a framework for establishing Animal Health Emergency Operations Centres (AH-EOC). A project funded ...read more
FAO supports Somalia in signing landmark foreign fishing licence agreement
 - 07/01/2019 - The Federal Republic of Somalia has begun issuing fishing licences to foreign vessels for the first time in over 20 years. Under a Memorandum of Understanding signed with the China ...read more
The Russian Federation donates $3 million to boost food security and nutrition in Syria
 - 20/12/2018 - The Russian Federation has donated $3 million to help FAO provide conflict-affected farmers and herders in Syria with critical livelihood and nutrition support. This is the first FAO emergency project ...read more
The Road to the Market - Developing the capacity of Syrian rural women in food production and packaging and promotion
 - 19/12/2018 - Under the “Training for all” programme, funded by the Government of Japan, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform ...read more
Belgium supports FAO’s early actions to protect the livelihoods of rice farmers in Mindanao against potential El Niño
 - 18/12/2018 - The Philippines is frequently affected by natural disasters. The social and economic cost of natural disasters in the country is increasing due to population growth, change in land-use patterns, migration, ...read more
Nearly six thousand Afghan farming families severely affected by drought targeted for emergency assistance
 - 17/12/2018 - With the approval of the Government of Afghanistan, the Republic of Korea and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have joined forces to provide emergency assistance ...read more
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