Home > FAO in action > Stories

Stories

Serious Food Security Concerns in Liberia
 - 25/08/2014 - Ban Ki-moon's newly appointed-Senior UN Systems Coordinator for Ebola, Dr. David Nabarro, on a two-day visit in Monrovia, last week, said there is a need for urgent measures to be ...read more

Latest Stories

World Bank report recognizes FAO ICT project in Uganda - CASE STUDY
 - 17/01/2014 - A new World Bank study on mobile applications for the agricultural and forest sector recognizes FAO’s expertise on mobile data collection technology for drought preparedness in Uganda. Published in December ...read more
Major food crisis looms in CAR
 - 16/01/2014 - Farmers in the Central African Republic, which has been immersed in violence since a coup in March 2013, urgently need more seeds and tools to avert a nationwide food crisis, ...read more
Harvest time in Nimba County
 - 15/01/2014 - Our vehicle growled its way up a steep hill, slowed down by the roadside, and came to a screeching halt on the flanks of a sprawling upland rice farm. We ...read more
Violence in South Sudan could increase hunger and food insecurity
 - 13/01/2014 - The recent violence in South Sudan is threatening to increase hunger and human suffering considerably, unravelling modest gains made in food security in the past two years, FAO warned. Under the United Nations' Crisis ...read more
Norway lauds FAO rice seed project in typhoon-stricken Philippines
 - 08/01/2014 - Two months after Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines, Norway's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Børge Brende, lauded FAO for its work in helping rice farmers replace devastated crops with new seeds. Brende visited farmers ...read more
FAO warns of potential food security crisis as security situation in the Central African Republic worsens
 - 31/12/2013 - Despite security challenges in half of the prefectures, farmers in the Central African Republic are counting on the next agriculture season to restore their food production capacity to avoid risks of famine and ...read more
FAO Delivers Seed in Time for Planting Season
 - 31/12/2013 - ‘When the typhoon hit, our rice was almost ready and we were expecting a good harvest’ Susan Saspay says looking out over the rice field she farms on. Striking between two ...read more
Locust plague campaign gets results in Madagascar
 - 19/12/2013 - Control operations are continuing in Madagascar against an invasion of the Malagasy Migratory Locust, a voracious insect threatening rice and maize crops and therefore the food security and livelihoods of millions of people. Jointly prepared by FAO and the Government ...read more
Typhoon-stricken farmers receive first emergency seeds
 - 17/12/2013 - One month after Typhoon Haiyan struck a devastating blow to the Philippines, farmers who lost essential crops and supplies are receiving the first wave of emergency seeds, restoring hope for ...read more
Surge in diseases of animal origin necessitates new approach to health - report
 - 16/12/2013 - Population growth, agricultural expansion, and the rise of globe-spanning food supply chains have dramatically altered how diseases emerge, jump species boundaries, and spread, according to an FAO report released today. ...read more