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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

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Race on to help farmers and herders in drought-stricken Sahel
 - 09/03/2012 - FAO calls for an additional $69.8 million to head off food and nutrition crisis - Several countries in the Sahel region of western Africa need urgent support to prevent a ...read more
FAO to help conflict-scattered families in South Sudan
 - 17/02/2012 - Vaccines, fishing, planting supplies needed before rains - The UN Food and Agriculture Organization is helping the people of the conflict-affected, South Sudanese state of Jonglei feed themselves and rebuild their lives ...read more
Rebuilding Afghanistan’s irrigation network
 - 14/02/2012 - FAO technical know-how helping to restore system after decades of disrepair - The UN Food and Agriculture Organization is boosting its technical support for rehabilitation of Afghanistan's dilapidated traditional irrigation ...read more
High levels of food insecurity in South Sudan
 - 08/02/2012 - FAO-WFP report says poor harvests, price hikes, conflict, displacement worsen hunger - Millions of people in South Sudan will face hunger this year if urgent action is not taken, according ...read more
Somalia famine ends, but situation still dire
 - 03/02/2012 - FAO’s new Director-General prioritizes Horn of Africa - The United Nations declared an end to famine conditions in Somalia today, but warned that with recurrent droughts in the Horn of Africa hunger ...read more
New FAO Chief moves on global eradication of hunger
 - 03/01/2012 - Support to poorest countries to be scaled up - Two days after taking over, FAO's new Director-General José Graziano da Silva told his inaugural press conference that the total elimination ...read more
José Graziano da Silva, new FAO Director-General
 - 01/01/2012 - Says fight against hunger must be linked to other global challenges - José Graziano da Silva has formally taken the helm of the Food and Agriculture Organization. The new Director-General ...read more
Mozambique: Better seeds for better crops
 - 29/12/2011 - FAO and European Union help strengthen Mozambique’s seed sector - FAO has assisted Mozambique in stepping up quality seed production to increase crop yields, something that is crucial to unlocking ...read more
FAO, IFAD and WFP reach 22 million people with massive EU investment in agriculture
 - 02/12/2011 - UN food agencies hail European Union Food Facility’s impact on global food security - In just two years FAO, IFAD and WFP have assisted over 22 million people hardest hit by the ...read more
Cassava virus on verge of epidemic in East Africa
 - 16/11/2011 - Experts urge funding, swift action to protect staple food crop - A new variant of a cassava disease is affecting large parts of East Africa, especially in the area's Great ...read more