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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

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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
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
Central African Republic: farming and families hit by insecurity
 - 29/10/2014 - Widespread looting and insecurity in the Central African Republic have taken a heavy toll on crops, livestock and fishing and is eroding the capacity of people across the country to secure sufficient food, ...read more
Ebola: FAO launches new initiative to tackle growing food security threat
 - 08/10/2014 - FAO today launched a new programme to urgently assist 90 000 vulnerable households in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone whose food supplies and livelihoods are threatened by the disruptive effect ...read more
Locust plague in Madagascar halted, but at great risk of resurgence
 - 02/10/2014 - A locust plague that spread across Madagascar threatening the main staple food crops and pasture in the country has been successfully contained, however, progress is under threat due to a ...read more
FAO joins new global efforts targeting Ebola and other infectious diseases
 - 29/09/2014 - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today stressed the need for controls on animal health to help curb the spread of Ebola and other infectious diseases dangerous to humans, during ...read more
Increased concern over latest strain of avian influenza in Southeast Asia
 - 22/09/2014 - A recently-emerged strain of avian influenza virus in poultry in Southeast Asia known as A(H5N6) represents a new threat to animal health and livelihoods and must be closely monitored, FAO ...read more
Norway donates $10 million to FAO South Sudan
 - 15/09/2014 - Norway has donated approximately $10 million to help FAO provide conflict-affected farmers, fishers and herders in South Sudan with critical livelihood support. Norway’s gift will allow FAO to distribute emergency livelihood kits – including crop seeds, ...read more
Saudi Arabia helps FAO respond to the dire state of food security in Iraq
 - 04/09/2014 - FAO is scaling-up critical food and agriculture assistance to highly vulnerable rural households in Iraq thanks to a generous $14.7 million grant from Saudi Arabia. The donation is part of a $500 million ...read more
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