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FAO Director-General appoints Jacques Diouf as FAO Special Envoy for the Sahel and the Horn of Africa
 - 12/11/2014 - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today appointed Jacques Diouf as Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa and the Sahel. In his new role, the former Director-General Jacques Diouf will ...read more

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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
Web-based information tool for food security for Haiti
 - 15/02/2010 - In the face of extreme food price volatility and food shortages in Haiti following the January 12 earthquake, FAO has developed an interactive tool to guide international agencies and NGOs ...read more
FAO sounds alarm on Haiti farm effort
 - 12/02/2010 - FAO Director-General Jacques Diouf today expressed alarm at the lack of support for Haiti's immediate agricultural needs. Speaking at a high-level meeting here to coordinate the UN Rome-based Agencies' efforts on ...read more
Tools of recovery in Haiti
 - 08/02/2010 - FAO has started an emergency support scheme for 600 people to quickly clear irrigation canals in and around the epicentre of the January 12 earthquake in Haiti to save bean ...read more
Dire winter triggers livestock disaster in Mongolia
 - 02/02/2010 - Temperatures plunging to -50°C have killed 1.7 million head of livestock in Mongolia, threatening the livelihoods of 21 000 herder families and putting them at risk of food insecurity, FAO warned ...read more
Haiti’s USD 700 million agriculture blueprint
 - 29/01/2010 - FAO is calling for international donors to support a $700 million investment plan in the agricultural sector drawn up by the Haitian government to repair earthquake damaged infrastructure, boost national ...read more
Haiti’s post-earthquake rehabilitation begins with farmers
 - 21/01/2010 - FAO Director-General Jacques Diouf said today that with the first stage of Haiti's rescue operation now underway the country and the aid effort should simultaneously move to the urgent support ...read more
FAO calls for USD 23 million to step-up farming in Haiti
 - 16/01/2010 - FAO has called for $23 million from international donors for agriculture in Haiti as part of the United Nations $562 million appeal for that country following the devastating earthquake. The money ...read more
Statement on Haiti earthquake from Jacques Diouf
 - 15/01/2010 - I am deeply shocked and saddened at the suffering and devastation of apocalyptic proportions we are witnessing in Haiti following Tuesday’s earthquake. FAO expresses its full solidarity and commitment to international ...read more
Haiti Earthquake: Food and agriculture key part of the recovery
 - 14/01/2010 - The immediate priorities in Haiti following Tuesday’s devastating earthquake are to rescue those still trapped, bring relief and shelter to the injured, road clearing and other operations that are life-saving. But ...read more