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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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FAO and Belgium respond to livelihood recovery needs of Typhoon Koppu-affected farmers in the Philippines
 - 23/02/2016 - Farming households that were affected by Typhoon Koppu are receiving livelihood recovery assistance through Belgium’s USD 440 000 contribution to the Special Fund for Emergency and Rehabilitation Activities of the ...read more
FAO Resilience building projects pay off in El Niño affected communities
 - 18/02/2016 - FAO’s water and income diversification projects have become instrumental to tackle the negative impacts of El Niño induced drought for pastoral and agro-pastoral communities in the Afar Region of north ...read more
EU and FAO extending help to agriculture sector in eastern Serbia
 - 17/02/2016 - Agricultural producers in seven municipalties of eastern Serbia will receive help in the coming months from the European Union – working in partnership with FAO – as part of the ...read more
El Niño set to have a devastating impact on southern Africa’s harvests and food security
 - 12/02/2016 - Joint statement by FAO, the European Commission's Joint Research Centre, FEWS NET - Famine Early Warning Systems Network and the World Food Programme Southern Africa is currently in the grip of ...read more
Zika: FAO Director-General says agency is ready to contribute to international efforts
 - 09/02/2016 - Under the lead of the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations system is mobilizing a coordinated response to Zika aimed at minimizing the threat in affected countries and reducing ...read more
Somalia continues to face large-scale food insecurity compounded by poor rainfall and drought
 - 08/02/2016 - Somalia will continue to face large-scale food insecurity between now and June 2016 as a result of poor rainfall and drought conditions in several areas, trade disruptions, and a combination ...read more
UN agencies warn of escalating food crisis in South Sudan
 - 08/02/2016 - South Sudan is facing unprecedented levels of food insecurity, as 2.8 million people — nearly 25 percent of the country's population — remain in urgent need of food assistance, and at ...read more
Myanmar floods six months on: agricultural livelihoods still buried in the mud
 - 05/02/2016 - During the winter months, the farmland around Pauk Khoan village is normally full of brightly coloured vegetable crops – sunflower, peanut, red bean, mustard broadleaf and maize. But this year ...read more
Support for agriculture in Syria critical with massive food insecurity adding to suffering
 - 04/02/2016 - As world leaders met in London today to raise funds in support of millions of people affected by the ongoing conflict in Syria, FAO stressed the urgent need to ...read more
FAO warns of rapidly deteriorating food security in Yemen
 - 28/01/2016 - More than half of the total population of Yemen — some 14.4 million people — are food insecure, as ongoing conflict and import restrictions have reduced the availability of essential foods ...read more