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Conflicts and climatic shocks aggravate current food insecurity in many countries
 - 20/09/2018 - Persistent conflicts and climate-related shocks are currently driving high levels of severe food insecurity, particularly in Southern African and Near East countries, which continue to require humanitarian assistance, according to ...read more

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Miriam Makeba visits rape survivors in DR Congo
 - 13/03/2008 - FAO Goodwill Ambassador says support for women crucial to nation’s improvement amid fragile peace - Singer and activist Miriam Makeba says women survivors of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of ...read more
Extreme cold hits farmers in Afghanistan
 - 29/02/2008 - Livestock devastated - high fuel, cereal prices reduce poor’s access to food - Extreme cold has devastated the Afghan livestock sector, killing over 300 000 animals since late December and seriously affecting ...read more
Despite constraints, FAO helping Gaza farmers
 - 21/02/2008 - Projects target herders, fishers, horticulture - Despite restrictions which make it hard to import essential inputs, FAO is helping restore agricultural production and improve farmers’ livelihoods in the Gaza Strip ...read more
Heavy rains continue in southern Africa
 - 21/02/2008 - FAO assistance addresses immediate and long-term needs - Heavy rains are expected to continue in the Zambezi River basin through the end of March 2008, posing an imminent risk to ...read more
New avian influenza flare-ups
 - 24/01/2008 - Virus remains a global threat and disease control strongly improved - Recent avian influenza outbreaks in 15 countries demonstrate that the H5N1 virus remains a global threat and requires close ...read more
Project puts youth in vanguard of post-tsunami redevelopment
 - 22/01/2008 - Building a sustainable future for coastal communities from the bottom up - Youth from tsunami-affected fishing villages of four districts of the west coast in Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam (NAD) Province ...read more
Village Mera in Pakistan celebrates increased maize production
 - 06/01/2008 - Village Mera is located on a mountain top at a distance of around 6 km from Union Council Boi of district Abbottabad in Pakistan. Mera is a small village with ...read more
Fisheries and aquaculture recovery three years after the Asian tsunami
 - 20/12/2007 - The Asian tsunami of 26 December 2004 killed nearly 300 000 people and devastated the livelihoods of millions more, many of them poor fishers and fish farmers. Indeed, fisheries and ...read more
FAO calls for urgent steps to protect the poor from soaring food prices
 - 17/12/2007 - FAO is urging governments and the international community to implement immediate measures in support of poor countries hit hard by dramatic food price increases. Currently 37 countries worldwide are facing food ...read more
Ensuring the next harvest
 - 11/12/2007 - FAO agricultural fairs help thousands of poor farm families in southern Africa – FAO has distributed over 1 000 tonnes of seeds, as well as fertilizer and tools, to more ...read more