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Nepal Earthquake’s impact on food security and agriculture likely very high
 - 30/04/2015 - Some $8 million is urgently needed to help disaster-struck Nepalese farmers rapidly recover lost agricultural inputs and resume preparations for the imminent rice sowing season, FAO said today. The impact ...read more

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FAO boosts food security efforts in countries affected by Syria crisis
 - 17/03/2015 - FAO is scaling up its support to Jordan and other countries in the region affected by the humanitarian crisis in Syria that has entered its fifth year. In the presence of ...read more
Agriculture bears major brunt of disaster impacts, new report says
 - 17/03/2015 - Nearly a quarter of damages wrought by natural disasters on the developing world are borne by the agricultural sector according to initial results from a new FAO study released at ...read more
FAO provides urgent assistance to drought-stricken Cape Verde
 - 18/02/2015 - FAO will provide food crop seeds, animal feed and drip irrigation equipment to help thousands of people in Cabo Verde whose food security and livelihoods are at risk following a ...read more
Ebola-ravaged rural communities in Guinea to benefit from new food security initiatives
 - 17/02/2015 - Tens of thousands of people in rural areas of Guinea worst-hit by the Ebola epidemic will receive training on how to prevent the spread of the disease and support in ...read more
Food crisis escalates in South Sudan
 - 06/02/2015 - A staggering 2.5 million people – about one-fifth of the population – remain in either Crisis or Emergency level food insecurity as fighting continues in South Sudan, according to the ...read more
Farmers in Malawi need urgent help after heavy flooding
 - 28/01/2015 - Farmers in southern Malawi urgently need seeds and livestock after intense flooding destroyed their fields and homes, washing away animals and crops and threatening local food security. More than 170,000 people ...read more
Funds are running out in battle against Madagascar’s locusts
 - 21/01/2015 - In Madagascar, the battle against an ongoing plague of locusts risks being lost as funds to continue operations to subdue widespread infestations of the crop-hungry insects run out, posing a ...read more
Growing concern for South Sudan’s herders as conflict displaces millions of cattle
 - 01/01/2015 - As South Sudan’s livestock owners have fled the ongoing conflict, millions of animals have been displaced, leading to fresh outbreaks of disease and rising tensions between pastoral groups and farmers, ...read more
FAO and partners call for a global response to deadly banana disease
 - 26/12/2014 - FAO and its partners say that a global effort is needed to prevent the rapid spread of the deadly Fusarium wilt disease in bananas, which poses a severe threat to ...read more
Ten years after the Asian tsunami, the region is better prepared to cope with natural disasters
 - 22/12/2014 - Ten years after the world’s worst natural disaster in living memory roared across the shorelines of South and Southeast Asia, countries are better prepared to deal with tragedies like the ...read more