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Ethiopia has staved off worst of El Niño, but possible impacts of La Niña looming large
 - 12/08/2016 - With this year's main planting season winding down in Ethiopia, there is still a small window of opportunity in September for farmers to plant the last set of crops this year and ...read more

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Syrian agricultural production drops massively as conflict continues
 - 23/01/2013 - Twenty-two months of conflict has left Syria's agricultural sector in tatters with cereal, fruit and vegetable production dropping for some by half and massive destruction of irrigation and other infrastructure, ...read more
Sowing the seeds of food security in South Sudan
 - 15/01/2013 - FAO and France join efforts to improve farmers’ livelihoods - A new programme in the Republic of South Sudan is helping vulnerable farmers to improve their livelihoods by boosting the ...read more
FAO helps Darfur farmers and herders live in peace
 - 20/12/2012 - In a field in North Darfur, farmer Salaheldin Suleiman Hilal looks pleased. He's finished harvesting his golden sorghum crop and unlike previous years he lost none to grazing animals."In the ...read more
FAO helps Somalis to cash in on livestock waste
 - 29/11/2012 - Suweisra Mohamed waves a thick dry camel bone with an assuring smile. "This is now worth lots of dollars," she says, brandishing the dense and neatly cut camel thighbone. At ...read more
FAO Director-General and Haitian President urge increased investment in Haiti
 - 22/11/2012 - Visiting Haitian President Michel Joseph Martelly and FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today appealed for increased investment in the country in order to build its long-term resilience. Graziano da ...read more
FAO, Haiti Government seek $74 million for Haiti
 - 06/11/2012 - Colossal damage caused by Hurricane Sandy - FAO and the Government of Haiti are seeking $74 million over the next 12 months to help rehabilitate the country's agricultural sector in the ...read more
US increases funding to combat influenza and emerging disease threats
 - 29/10/2012 - Continued partnership will strengthen countries' preparedness, surveillance and response - FAO's commitment to fight emerging disease threats in "hotspot" regions worldwide is getting a boost with new funding from the ...read more
New locust alert for northwest Africa
 - 23/10/2012 - FAO warns of impending threat - FAO has alerted Algeria, Libya, Mauritania and Morocco to prepare for the likely arrival of Desert Locust swarms from the Sahel in West Africa in ...read more
MDG hunger target still within reach
 - 15/10/2012 - Food security governance plays a vital role - If countries step up their efforts to reduce hunger, the Millennium Development Goal of halving the proportion of hungry people by 2015 ...read more
FAO and EU join forces to fight hunger
 - 11/10/2012 - EU Commission President Barroso meets with FAO Director-General - Some 870 million people in the world are undernourished, and more than 2.5 million children die each year of malnutrition. Tackling ...read more