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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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Diouf welcomes US commitment
 - 05/05/2008 - Statement by FAO's Director General, Dr Jacques Diouf, following the announcement by U.S. President George W. Bush that he is asking Congress to approve an additional USD 770 million in food ...read more
Diouf: world must seize chance to boost agriculture
 - 29/04/2008 - High food prices not just threat but opportunity - FAO Director-General Jacques Diouf today called on the international community not only to take immediate action to de-fuse the current world ...read more
Extreme dry weather worsens food situation in Zimbabwe
 - 10/04/2008 - Extreme dry weather in several provinces of Zimbabwe is likely to cause serious damage to the main 2008 maize harvest, FAO warned today. This could aggravate an already precarious food security situation ...read more
Urgent measures required to reduce high food prices
 - 09/04/2008 - UN agency chiefs highlight role of agro-industries – Urgent measures are needed to ensure that short-term adverse effects of higher food prices do not impact even more alarmingly on the ...read more
Ducks and rice play key role in avian influenza outbreaks
 - 26/03/2008 - New scientific findings published - Ducks, people and rice paddies, rather than chickens, are the major factors behind outbreaks of H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza in Thailand and Viet Nam, ...read more
Bird flu situation in Indonesia critical
 - 18/03/2008 - High load of circulating virus could lead to mutation and a human influenza pandemic - The prevalence of avian influenza in Indonesia remains serious despite containment efforts undertaken by national ...read more
Miriam Makeba visits rape survivors in DR Congo
 - 13/03/2008 - FAO Goodwill Ambassador says support for women crucial to nation’s improvement amid fragile peace - Singer and activist Miriam Makeba says women survivors of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of ...read more
Extreme cold hits farmers in Afghanistan
 - 29/02/2008 - Livestock devastated - high fuel, cereal prices reduce poor’s access to food - Extreme cold has devastated the Afghan livestock sector, killing over 300 000 animals since late December and seriously affecting ...read more
Despite constraints, FAO helping Gaza farmers
 - 21/02/2008 - Projects target herders, fishers, horticulture - Despite restrictions which make it hard to import essential inputs, FAO is helping restore agricultural production and improve farmers’ livelihoods in the Gaza Strip ...read more
Heavy rains continue in southern Africa
 - 21/02/2008 - FAO assistance addresses immediate and long-term needs - Heavy rains are expected to continue in the Zambezi River basin through the end of March 2008, posing an imminent risk to ...read more