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Latest analysis shows an alarming rise in food insecurity in northeast Nigeria
 - 19/08/2016 - Almost 4.5 million people are facing severe food insecurity in conflict-hit areas of northeast Nigeria. The latest Cadre harmonisé (CH) analysis for August to September 2016 shows a further deterioration in ...read more

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New food and nutrition security strategy for lusophone countries
 - 20/07/2012 - FAO chief addresses summit of Portugese-speaking countries in Maputo - Portuguese-speaking countries have found the right approach to tackling the hunger problem - by a combined effort of governments, civil society ...read more
The Somalia famine - one year on
 - 20/07/2012 - The long road to drought resilience - Exactly a year ago today, the United Nations announced a state of famine in southern Somalia. The six-month crisis caused thousands of deaths and ...read more
Livestock epidemic causing havoc in Democratic Republic of the Congo
 - 17/07/2012 - FAO acts to stop spread of disease that has killed 75 000 goats and threatens neighbouring countries - FAO is mobilizing emergency support for the Democratic Republic of the Congo ...read more
EU contributes €5 million to help farmers maintain crop diversity
 - 21/06/2012 - Support under plant genetics treaty fund announced during Rio+20 - The European Union is contributing € 5 million (6.5 million dollars) towards the Benefit-sharing Fund of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic ...read more
No sustainable development without eradication of hunger and extreme poverty
 - 20/06/2012 - Joint statement by FAO, IFAD, WFP and Bioversity on Rio+20 Summit - The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the World Food Programme ...read more
FAO/IFAD/WFP call upon G20 to redouble efforts to fight hunger
 - 19/06/2012 - The UN food agencies based in Rome have expressed the wish that G20 leaders meeting in Mexico redouble their efforts to fight hunger. The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the ...read more
New food security and nutrition project for Egypt
 - 18/06/2012 - A new $3 million project that aims to improve food security and nutrition of women and young people in Egypt was announced today by FAO. The project is being financed ...read more
World food stocks to rise, but hunger risks persist in Sahel, Near East
 - 13/06/2012 - FAO's quarterly forecast of agricultural production and food security gives an overall positive outlook for cereal production worldwide, but warns that several regions of the world are expected to struggle ...read more
FAO, partners, urge greater push to reduce food losses and waste
 - 13/06/2012 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and key partners are calling on companies and organizations worldwide to join in the SAVE FOOD initiative, a global effort ...read more
Niger, Mali on alert to Desert Locust risk
 - 05/06/2012 - Insecurity and conflict hinder control efforts - Croplands in Niger and Mali are at imminent risk from Desert Locust swarms that are moving southward from Algeria and Libya, FAO warned ...read more