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FAO urges countries to step up action against destructive banana disease
 - 17/04/2014 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is warning countries to step up monitoring, reporting and prevention of one of the world’s most destructive banana diseases, Fusarium ...read more

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Taking action to support rural women
 - 01/07/2010 - Tackling hunger requires moving from talk to action in ensuring that women farmers have equal access to agricultural resources and an equal voice in decision making at all levels, FAO ...read more
Seeds for 100 000 farmers in Burkina Faso
 - 25/06/2010 - Amid a growing food crisis in the Sahel that is putting millions at risk of hunger, FAO has started providing quality seeds to 100 000 vulnerable farmers in Burkina Faso, ...read more
Europe increases support for global food security
 - 04/06/2010 - The European Union (EU) has added €13.2 million to its funding of FAO's efforts to boost agricultural production in developing countries worst hit by high food prices. This brings the ...read more
A boost to half of Lesotho’s rural farmers
 - 19/05/2010 - The European Union and FAO, in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security (MAFS), are assisting over 36 000 farmers in Lesotho, more than half of its vulnerable ...read more
African food security needs urgent, undivided attention
 - 06/05/2010 - FAO Director-General Jacques Diouf today called for urgent attention to be directed at Africa’s present food security situation. “In sub-Saharan Africa, since 2009, over 265 million people are malnourished and 30 ...read more
Climate change threat to Africa
 - 04/05/2010 - Climate change can significantly reverse the progress towards poverty reduction and food security in Africa, according to a paper presented to the FAO regional Conference for Africa being held in ...read more
FAO warns of increased foot-and-mouth threats
 - 28/04/2010 - FAO today urged heightened international surveillance against foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) following three recent incursions in Japan and South Korea. “We are worried because the rigorous biosecurity measures in place in ...read more
FAO steps up aid to Sahel pastoralists
 - 21/04/2010 - FAO is stepping up aid to herders and pastoralists in Niger and Chad amid a growing food crisis caused by last year’s poor rains that have resulted in a steep ...read more
On the trail of avian influenza
 - 23/03/2010 - An international team of experts has warned that while more is known today about the role of wild birds in the spread of the highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza virus ...read more
Food crisis looms in rural Haiti
 - 19/02/2010 - More than a month after the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti on 12 January, FAO and the international humanitarian organization CARE have issued a joint alert over a national food ...read more