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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

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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
On the trail of avian influenza
 - 23/03/2010 - An international team of experts has warned that while more is known today about the role of wild birds in the spread of the highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza virus ...read more
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