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Surge in climate change-related disasters poses growing threat to food security
 - 26/11/2015 - Droughts, floods, storms and other disasters triggered by climate change have risen in frequency and severity over the last three decades, increasing the damage caused to the agricultural sectors of ...read more

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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
FAO project helps Kenyan farmers withstand drought
 - 13/10/2011 - Farm investments today can prevent food security crises tomorrow - With the October rainy season starting, FAO is helping more than 5 000 vulnerable farming households in eastern Kenya terrace ...read more
World hunger report 2011: High, volatile prices set to continue
 - 10/10/2011 - Heads of Rome-based UN food agencies call for forceful action - Food price volatility featuring high prices is likely to continue and possibly increase, making poor farmers, consumers and countries more ...read more
Food Crisis looms in Sudan regions
 - 05/10/2011 - FAO calls for urgent action, funds - Urgent action is needed to prevent a looming humanitarian and food crisis in two strife-affected regions on the border between Sudan and the ...read more
Building political momentum for famine-free Horn of Africa
 - 24/09/2011 - Diouf urges adequate and predictable funding for HoA region - FAO Director-General Jacques Diouf today called for “adequate and predictable” financial resources to resolve the crisis in the Horn of ...read more
Farmers in southern Pakistan face worse flooding than last year
 - 23/09/2011 - FAO seeks $18.9 million to prevent escalating losses in rural areas - Urgent donor support is needed to help farmers in southern Pakistan hit by rain and floods that are worse ...read more
Famine spreads further in Somalia
 - 05/09/2011 - FAO calls for stepped up response - FAO today called for increased efforts to stem the food crisis in the Horn of Africa as famine spread to a sixth area of Somalia, threatening  ...read more