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Myanmar floods deal major blow to country’s agriculture
 - 03/09/2015 - Heavy storms, floods and landslides across nearly all provinces in Myanmar have dealt a major blow to the country's agriculture and are expected to severely limit the availability of food ...read more

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Emergency cattle vaccination campaign underway along Syria-Lebanon border
 - 09/04/2015 - Concerns over the spread of high impact transboundary animal diseases are mounting in Lebanon and neighbouring countries as some of the 1.5 million refugees fleeing the conflict in Syria have ...read more
Countries pledge to wipe out sheep and goat plague globally
 - 02/04/2015 - High-level authorities from 15 countries pledged on Thursday to collaborate on a global plan to wipe out forever the devastating animal disease known as ‘Peste des petits ruminants' by 2030, ...read more
FAO and government team up to restore food security in northern Mali
 - 01/04/2015 - The government of Mali and FAO have launched the implementation phase of a $5 million project aimed at restoring the livelihoods of households affected by the armed conflicts and climate ...read more
Targeting total eradication of a devastating livestock disease
 - 31/03/2015 - The world can definitively stamp out a plague that devastates sheep and goats, freeing hundreds of millions of rural families from one of the major risks to their food security ...read more
FAO appeals for $121 million to support livelihoods affected by Syria crisis
 - 30/03/2015 - Some $121 million are urgently needed to prevent further deterioration of the food security situation and the collapse of regional food chains amidst the ongoing crisis in Syria, which has ...read more
Madagascar’s Minister for Livestock: Locust plague affects those suffering chronic hunger
 - 25/03/2015 - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met with Madagascar’s Minister for Livestock, Anthèlme Ramparany, to discuss the progress in halting the locust plague that since 2012 has spread across ...read more
Crisis–stricken farmers need urgent help to plant in the Central African Republic
 - 24/03/2015 - Farmers in the Central African Republic are in urgent need of seeds and tools for the upcoming planting season in April to prevent further deterioration of the livelihoods of vulnerable ...read more
Vanuatu: Early reports suggest vast majority of crops destroyed
 - 20/03/2015 - Strong winds, heavy rains and floods resulting from Tropical Cyclone Pam have caused extensive damage to agriculture throughout Vanuatu, including the main food and export crops, livestock, and fisheries infrastructure, ...read more
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