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Ebola leaves hundreds of thousands facing hunger in three worst-hit countries
 - 17/12/2014 - The number of people facing food insecurity due to the Ebola epidemic in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone could top one million by March 2015 unless access to food is ...read more

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2014 seen as record year for world cereal production
 - 12/12/2014 - Latest indications confirm that world cereal production will reach an all-time record of more than 2.5 billion tonnes in 2014. Buoyed by bumper crops in Europe and a record maize output ...read more
FAO praises government for early typhoon warnings to Philippine farmers and fishers
 - 09/12/2014 - Philippine farmers and fishers have felt the full force of typhoon Hagupit (locally known as Ruby) which has now swept through seven regions of the country, including the Visayas and ...read more
Africa Solidarity Trust Fund grants FAO $1.5 million to support Ebola-hit countries
 - 03/12/2014 - Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the countries hardest hit by the Ebola epidemic, will each receive $500 000 to help curb the potentially devastating impact of the disease on food security and on the livelihoods ...read more
Ebola, food security and FAO’s response
 - 02/12/2014 - In this interview, Dominique Burgeon, Director of FAO’s Emergency and Rehabilitation Division, talks about the Ebola epidemic’s threat to food security in West Africa and FAO’s efforts to help safeguard ...read more
Belgium supports FAO emergency response capacity with €5.8 million
 - 02/12/2014 - Belgium has donated €5.8 million to support FAO activities that help protect agriculture-based livelihoods for food security and resilience in the face of natural disasters and human-induced crises. The donation to ...read more
New, open-source tool to support resilience-building
 - 28/11/2014 - Each year millions of people dependant on agriculture, forestry and fisheries are confronted by droughts, floods, plant pests or animal diseases, and conflict. When that happens, the livelihoods of communities ...read more
New avian influenza’s rapid spread to Europe threatens poultry sector especially in low-resourced countries
 - 24/11/2014 - A new bird flu strain detected in Europe which is similar to strains reported to be circulating in 2014 in Asia poses a significant threat to the poultry sector, especially ...read more
The Director-General meets with the Ministers of public works, rural development and health of the Central African Republic (in FRENCH)
 - 20/11/2014 - Le Directeur général de la FAO, José Graziano da Silva, a rencontré aujourd’hui Mme Marie-Noëlle Koyara, Ministre d'État chargée des travaux publics, de l’équipement et de l’aménagement du territoire de ...read more
FAO Director-General appoints Jacques Diouf as FAO Special Envoy for the Sahel and the Horn of Africa
 - 12/11/2014 - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today appointed Jacques Diouf as Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa and the Sahel. In his new role, the former Director-General Jacques Diouf will ...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
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