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Major crop losses in Central America due to El Niño
 - 14/09/2015 - Prolonged dry weather associated with the El Niño phenomenon has severely reduced this year’s cereal outputs in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, putting a large numbers of farmers ...read more

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Severe food insecurity on the rise in Afghanistan
 - 10/09/2015 - The number of people in Afghanistan resorting to selling land or turning to friends or family for help because of food insecurity has doubled in the last year, according to ...read more
Myanmar floods deal major blow to country’s agriculture
 - 03/09/2015 - Heavy storms, floods and landslides across nearly all provinces in Myanmar have dealt a major blow to the country's agriculture and are expected to severely limit the availability of food ...read more
FAO and MasterCard announce new partnership
 - 02/09/2015 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and MasterCard are joining forces to create an innovative new alliance against hunger. A new partnership agreement, signed today by FAO ...read more
In Somalia some 855,000 people face acute food insecurity
 - 01/09/2015 - Widespread acute malnutrition persists across Somalia and large numbers of people will be acutely food insecure through December 2015, following below average cereal harvests in crop dependent areas; poor rainfall ...read more
Syria: Better rains improve wheat production, but food security situation remains bleak
 - 23/07/2015 - Food production in Syria has increased this year mainly due to favourable rains, but it remains way below its pre-crisis levels as the ongoing conflict continues to push more people ...read more
Worries rise over outbreaks of avian flu in West Africa
 - 20/07/2015 - Fears are growing that without timely intervention to stem outbreaks of the highly virulent avian flu virus H5N1 across West Africa, further spread across the region and beyond is inevitable, ...read more
More than $20 million urgently needed to help Nepal’s farmers recover from earthquake
 - 19/06/2015 - Some $20 million is urgently needed to support farmers in earthquake-hit Nepal resume agricultural activities and stave off the threat of prolonged food insecurity facing an estimated one million people, ...read more
Survival kits provide lifeline to displaced in South Sudan
 - 16/06/2015 - United Nations agencies and Non-governmental Organizations in South Sudan have undertaken an emergency airlift operation to deliver survival kits, containing lifesaving supplies, to internally displaced persons (IDPs) in hard-to-reach areas ...read more
As South Sudan conflict escalates, 4.6 million people at risk of severe food insecurity
 - 29/05/2015 - The ongoing conflict and related economic downturn in South Sudan has left 3.8 million people facing emergency and crisis levels of food insecurity, according to a new Integrated Food Security ...read more
South Sudan: FAO ramps up airlifts to reach conflict-hit farmers
 - 14/05/2015 - As the main planting season here begins, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is accelerating its efforts to get vital seeds, tools and other materials to some of South ...read more
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