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FAO support enables farmers in Maguindanao province to participate in the cropping season
 - 30/07/2015 - Agriculture-dependent families in Maguindanao are still reeling from the residual impacts of conflict, drought and flooding that affected the province during the first half of 2015. In order to meet ...read more

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Highlights of the Emergencies Director visit to South Sudan
 - 28/01/2015 - Mr Dominique Burgeon, Director of FAO's Emergency and Rehabilitation Division and Coordinator of the Organizations's resilience work, visited South Sudan from 15-20 January 2015. [View the story "FAO Emergency Director field ...read more
Launch workshop on development of Agricultural Land Tenure Guidelines
 - 27/01/2015 - In many areas of South Sudan, insecure or inadequate land tenure rights increase vulnerability, hunger, poverty and lead to conflict and environmental degradation. The development of Agricultural Land Tenure Guidelines ...read more
FAO’s Emergencies Director visits South Sudan to view crucial resilience building efforts
 - 23/01/2015 - Less than three years since its Independence, violence erupted in South Sudan in December 2013. Since then, 1.5 million South Sudanese fled their homes, some managing to bring valuable livelihood ...read more
Sierra Leone: Farmers express concern over their livelihoods in the face of the Ebola outbreak
 - 22/01/2015 - Farmers and managers of Agri-Business Centres (ABCs) in Sierra Leone identify quarantine measures, bans on group activities and the closure of periodic markets as major causes of disruption of farming ...read more
Funds are running out in battle against Madagascar’s locusts
 - 21/01/2015 - In Madagascar, the battle against an ongoing plague of locusts risks being lost as funds to continue operations to subdue widespread infestations of the crop-hungry insects run out, posing a ...read more
Seed security helps enhance agricultural production and food security among Basotho farmers
 - 09/01/2015 - Recently, farmers in Lesotho have been consistently obtaining low yields from their staple crops. This has affected food production as well as considerably reducing incomes. The causes of these low crop ...read more
Growing concern for South Sudan’s herders as conflict displaces millions of cattle
 - 01/01/2015 - As South Sudan’s livestock owners have fled the ongoing conflict, millions of animals have been displaced, leading to fresh outbreaks of disease and rising tensions between pastoral groups and farmers, ...read more
From Farm-to-Table in South Sudan
 - 30/12/2014 - There was a dearth of good news from South Sudan in 2014. We can end the year on one good note, however. In September 2014, despite the ongoing crisis in South ...read more
FAO and partners call for a global response to deadly banana disease
 - 26/12/2014 - FAO and its partners say that a global effort is needed to prevent the rapid spread of the deadly Fusarium wilt disease in bananas, which poses a severe threat to ...read more
Ten years after the Asian tsunami, the region is better prepared to cope with natural disasters
 - 22/12/2014 - Ten years after the world’s worst natural disaster in living memory roared across the shorelines of South and Southeast Asia, countries are better prepared to deal with tragedies like the ...read more