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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

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Zimbabwe food security improves
 - 10/08/2010 - Although food security in Zimbabwe improved significantly following government efforts and a USD 70 million international assistance programme providing farmers with subsidized inputs, the country still needs agricultural and food assistance next year ...read more
Haiti: six months on, agriculture needs more support
 - 15/07/2010 - While timely food assistance and agricultural inputs helped avert a post-earthquake food crisis in Haiti, insufficient funding for agriculture continues to hamstring efforts to improve food security, local food production ...read more
Taking action to support rural women
 - 01/07/2010 - Tackling hunger requires moving from talk to action in ensuring that women farmers have equal access to agricultural resources and an equal voice in decision making at all levels, FAO ...read more
Seeds for 100 000 farmers in Burkina Faso
 - 25/06/2010 - Amid a growing food crisis in the Sahel that is putting millions at risk of hunger, FAO has started providing quality seeds to 100 000 vulnerable farmers in Burkina Faso, ...read more
Europe increases support for global food security
 - 04/06/2010 - The European Union (EU) has added €13.2 million to its funding of FAO's efforts to boost agricultural production in developing countries worst hit by high food prices. This brings the ...read more
A boost to half of Lesotho’s rural farmers
 - 19/05/2010 - The European Union and FAO, in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security (MAFS), are assisting over 36 000 farmers in Lesotho, more than half of its vulnerable ...read more
African food security needs urgent, undivided attention
 - 06/05/2010 - FAO Director-General Jacques Diouf today called for urgent attention to be directed at Africa’s present food security situation. “In sub-Saharan Africa, since 2009, over 265 million people are malnourished and 30 ...read more
Climate change threat to Africa
 - 04/05/2010 - Climate change can significantly reverse the progress towards poverty reduction and food security in Africa, according to a paper presented to the FAO regional Conference for Africa being held in ...read more
FAO warns of increased foot-and-mouth threats
 - 28/04/2010 - FAO today urged heightened international surveillance against foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) following three recent incursions in Japan and South Korea. “We are worried because the rigorous biosecurity measures in place in ...read more
FAO steps up aid to Sahel pastoralists
 - 21/04/2010 - FAO is stepping up aid to herders and pastoralists in Niger and Chad amid a growing food crisis caused by last year’s poor rains that have resulted in a steep ...read more