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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

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Funds for the Sahel are needed now, Raúl says
 - 24/05/2012 - Over 17 million people at risk of hunger - On a visit to drought-stricken Chad, Spanish football star Raúl González added his voice to urgent calls for funding to prevent ...read more
New partnership to promote nutrition education, reduce household food waste
 - 21/05/2012 - FAO and Brazil look to adapt successful Programa Cozinha Brasil program overseas - FAO and Brazil's Serviço Social da Indústria (Industrial Social Services, SESI) have signed a new partnership agreement ...read more
UN Rome-based agencies welcome G8 commitment to keep food security high on global agenda
 - 18/05/2012 - By José Graziano da Silva, FAO Director-General, Kanayo F. Nwanze, IFAD President, and Ertharin Cousin, WFP Executive Director - "Agriculture is a powerful tool for reducing poverty and hunger. Events ...read more
FAO Near East Conference plans to halve food waste in 10 years
 - 18/05/2012 - Countries also call on FAO to develop a regional trust fund for food security - FAO's 31st Regional Conference for the Near East today called for a 50 percent reduction ...read more
Libya and FAO renew commitment to develop the country’s agriculture and food security
 - 18/05/2012 - Joint programme aims to increase food production, protect natural resources - Libya and FAO have commited themselves to work together to develop the country’s agricultural sector and improve food security, ...read more
Near Eastern Trust Fund for food security proposed
 - 17/05/2012 - Aim to advance food security in region - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today proposed the creation of a Near Eastern Trust Fund to advance food security in the ...read more
FAO Director-General warns of Horn of Africa, Sahel funding gap
 - 10/05/2012 - Risk of losing window of opportunity - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today warned of a major funding gap for activities planned by FAO in the Sahel and the Horn ...read more
African nations discuss creation of an African food security trust fund
 - 30/04/2012 - FAO to help draft details of proposal - The creation of an African-funded trust fund to support food security in the continent was discussed at FAO’s Regional Conference for Africa, ...read more
FAO warns of funding gap for Sahel and Horn of Africa emergency plans
 - 27/04/2012 - Director-General addresses Regional Conference for Africa - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today that funding gaps to assist herders, agro-pastoralists and farmers in the ongoing rainy season in ...read more
The Women of Kanem
 - 12/04/2012 - FAO support food security in an effort to combat malnutrition in Chad - Kanem, a region in western Chad, has higher rates of chronic malnutrition than the rest of the country. ...read more