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Severe food insecurity widespread in Yemen
 - 21/06/2016 - Vast swathes of Yemen - 19 out of 22 governorates - are facing severe food insecurity according to a new joint assessment by the UN and partners, which warns that the ...read more

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Responding to high food prices
 - 08/03/2011 - In response to the current rise in food prices, FAO will, in partnership with stakeholders, run a series of seminars in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Central Asia, Europe, Latin ...read more
Closing the gender gap in agriculture
 - 07/03/2011 - If women in rural areas had the same access to land, technology, financial services, education and markets as men, agricultural production could be increased and the number of hungry people ...read more
FAO raises alert on high flooding risks in parts of southern Africa
 - 07/02/2011 - Thousands of hectares of agricultural land and crops have been damaged by floods and heavy rains in parts of southern Africa, and more damage may occur in the coming weeks  ...read more
Haiti earthquake: one year on
 - 11/01/2011 - One year later, the reverberations of Haiti's devastating earthquake continue to be felt in rural areas, further compounded by the ongoing cholera outbreak and the flooding and landslides triggered by ...read more
Cholera fall-out likely to cause crop losses in Haiti
 - 29/12/2010 - A significant portion of the rice harvest in northwestern Haiti is likely to be lost because of farmers' fears of cholera contamination, an FAO preliminary assessment indicates. FAO and the ...read more
North Korea faces serious cereal deficit
 - 16/11/2010 - About five million people living in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) will continue to face food shortages despite a relatively good harvest and a slight increase in food ...read more
FAO distributes huge quantities of wheat seeds in Pakistan
 - 27/10/2010 - FAO has begun a large-scale distribution of wheat seeds in Pakistan that will benefit well over half a million farming families or nearly five million people. The distributions will mean that for ...read more
Tackling hunger in Nicaragua
 - 25/10/2010 - In an effort to stem rising rural poverty in Nicaragua, the European Union (EU) and FAO have joined the government in supporting organisations of small-scale farmers boost the productivity of ...read more
Campaign against deadly cattle plague ending
 - 14/10/2010 - An ambitious global effort that has brought rinderpest, a deadly cattle plague, to the brink of extinction is ending all field activities, paving the way for official eradication of the ...read more
United States donates USD 16 million to FAO for flood-hit Pakistan farmers
 - 23/09/2010 - The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is to provide FAO with USD 16 million to support wheat planting, prevent further livestock losses and de-silt irrigation systems in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, ...read more