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Locust control in Madagascar – up to the last breath
 - 04/05/2015 - Late morning on Beravy Plain in Madagascar – the sky is clear, the air is heavy and the grass high and green although it starts drying out, with some sparse ...read more

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Improving safety at sea in the fisheries sector – development and implementation of standards
 - 10/11/2014 - In the fishing sector more than 24,000 fatalities occur worldwide every year, which corresponds to 80 lives lost per 100,000 fishermen. Fishers face increasing number of natural disasters. One way ...read more
Sierra Leone: Report on the status of food and nutrition security in the context of the Ebola outbreak
 - 10/11/2014 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Food Security and the Food Security Cluster presented the preliminary findings ...read more
Farmers and herders in Iraq in dire need of support
 - 10/11/2014 - Wheat seeds, fertilizer and animal feed are starting to roll out to nearly 28,000 farming families in Iraq whose livelihoods have been left in tatters as a result of hostilities -- part of ...read more
Typhoon Haiyan - One year later
 - 07/11/2014 - One year after Typhoon Haiyan devastated coastal and farmland areas in the central Philippines, farmers and fishers are well on the road to recovery and building more resilient livelihoods. FAO, ...read more
Madagascar, first locusts spotted
 - 07/11/2014 - The helicopter took off to carry out an extensive aerial survey between Antananarivo and Majunga in Madagascar, stopping at Maevatanana to refuel. The objective of the survey was to determine ...read more
FAO counteracts Transboundary Animal Diseases with capacity building
 - 06/11/2014 - Thirty five participants from many parts of South Sudan will complete an intensive training on “Risk Analysis of Transboundary Animal Disease” today in Rock City, Juba. Millions of animals in ...read more
Senegal: community listeners’ clubs on the frontline to stop the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease
 - 03/11/2014 - On 17 October, the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared the end of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Republic of Senegal, commending the country on its diligence ...read more
Poor rains followed by floods likely to worsen Somalia food crisis, experts warn
 - 31/10/2014 - After a poor rainy season, parts of southern Somalia are now being hit by severe bouts of floods, further aggravating the already alarming food security situation in the Horn of ...read more
Two Films launched to bring Viet Nam “Towards Safer Hatcheries”
 - 30/10/2014 - The Department of Livestock Production (DLP) of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), and the Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Diseases (ECTAD) of the Food and Agriculture Organization ...read more
South Sudan marked its fourth World Food Day
 - 30/10/2014 - South Sudan marked its fourth World Food Day on 16 October 2014 with celebrations taking place in Juba, Central Equatoria and Rumbek, Lakes State. The national celebration in Juba opened ...read more