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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

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Famine in Somalia: FAO launches appeal to avert regional disaster
 - 20/07/2011 - Famine in Somalia has killed tens of thousands of people in recent months and could grow even worse unless urgent action is taken, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) ...read more
South Sudan naturally endowed for sustainable growth through agriculture
 - 08/07/2011 - As South Sudan celebrates its independence on 9 July 2011, the world’s newest nation faces many challenges in building a strong and stable economy that supports the food security and ...read more
Stepping up to the Horn
 - 08/07/2011 - Joint FAO/WFP/Oxfam statement - From mega-emergencies, such as the earthquake in Haiti or the floods in Pakistan, to headline-grabbing humanitarian crises, such as the conflicts in Cote d'Ivoire or Libya, ...read more
FAO Food Price Index up slightly in June
 - 07/07/2011 - FAO's Food Price Index rose one percent to 234 points in June 2011 - 39 percent higher than in June 2010 but four percent below its all-time high of 238 ...read more
EC, FAO, IFAD and WFP join forces on food security and nutrition
 - 27/06/2011 - The European Commission (EC), FAO, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have signed today in Rome a new Strategic Framework of Cooperation to increase ...read more
José Graziano da Silva of Brazil elected FAO Director-General
 - 26/06/2011 - José Graziano da Silva of Brazil was elected Director-General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today. Graziano da Silva, who is 61, received a total of 92 votes out ...read more
Celebration honours success against cattle disease
 - 25/06/2011 - Flanked by Presidents, Vice-Presidents, Ministers and other international dignitaries, FAO Director-General Jacques Diouf today unveiled a commemorative plaque to celebrate global freedom from rinderpest, or cattle plague, one of history's ...read more
New locust threat in Madagascar
 - 21/06/2011 - A current buildup of locust populations in southwestern Madagascar could turn into a plague and seriously endanger the livelihoods of 13 million people unless a new campaign is launched to ...read more
No more deaths from rinderpest
 - 25/05/2011 - The national Delegates of Members of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) declared today that rinderpest, one of the deadliest diseases of cattle and of several other animal species, ...read more
Stamping out H5N1 avian influenza could take decades
 - 21/04/2011 - Eliminating the highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza virus from poultry in the six countries where it remains endemic will take ten or more years, according to a new FAO report. The ...read more