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FAO urges countries to step up action against destructive banana disease
 - 17/04/2014 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is warning countries to step up monitoring, reporting and prevention of one of the world’s most destructive banana diseases, Fusarium ...read more

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Sowing seeds for hungry Haitians
 - 04/08/2008 - In readiness for the new planting season, FAO has started distributing urgently-needed seeds and tools to Haiti’s most vulnerable farmers to help them cope with the rising cost of food, ...read more
FAO responds to “friaje” emergency in Peru
 - 31/07/2008 - As part of an urgent relief effort FAO’s Peru office has provided 36 800 doses of antiparistic medicines, antibiotics and vitamins to poor farmers in highland Peru whose livestock are ...read more
Urgent appeal for cyclone-hit communities in Myanmar
 - 17/07/2008 - FAO seeks USD 33.5 million to help small farmers and fishers restore livelihoods. With the clock ticking on Myanmar’s main planting season, agricultural support is urgently needed to restore food production ...read more
About 50 million more hungry people in 2007
 - 03/07/2008 - Hunger on the rise due to soaring food prices. The number of hungry people increased by about 50 million in 2007 as a result of high food prices, FAO Director-General ...read more
Sichuan quake: USD 6bn damage to agriculture
 - 30/06/2008 - Over 30 million people in rural areas affected – rehabilitation of agriculture could take 3 to 5 years. The agricultural sector in China’s Sichuan province has suffered enormous damage estimated ...read more
FAO initiative helps small farmers increase food production
 - 04/06/2008 - FAO has begun emergency activities worth USD 17 million to respond to historically high food prices, which threaten to leave the globe’s 862 million people afflicted by hunger in an ...read more
The world only needs 30 billion dollars a year to eradicate the scourge of hunger
 - 03/06/2008 - Noting that the time for talk was over and that action was urgently needed, FAO Director-General Jacques Diouf today appealed to world leaders for USD 30 billion a year to ...read more
Food prices remain high despite higher output
 - 22/05/2008 - Increased hunger likely in some poor countries. High food prices have particularly hit vulnerable populations in many countries that spend a substantial part of their income on food, according to a ...read more
More than 2.6 million Somalis in crisis
 - 19/05/2008 - Situation could worsen, particularly for urban poor and drought-hit rural communities. The humanitarian situation in Somalia is deteriorating quickly due to soaring food prices, a significantly devalued Somali shilling, and ...read more
Myanmar’s food bowl devastated
 - 09/05/2008 - USD 10 million urgently needed to assist poor farming and fishing communities.  The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today called for USD 10 million to assist poor farming and fishing ...read more