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Farmers in Malawi need urgent help after heavy flooding
 - 28/01/2015 - Farmers in southern Malawi urgently need seeds and livestock after intense flooding destroyed their fields and homes, washing away animals and crops and threatening local food security. More than 170,000 people ...read more

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Hunger on the rise
 - 18/09/2008 - Rising prices have plunged an additional 75 million people below the hunger threshold, bringing the estimated number of undernourished people worldwide to 923 million in 2007, FAO said today. High food prices ...read more
Outbreak of
 - 09/09/2008 - FAO is helping Morocco deal with an outbreak of peste des petits ruminants (PPR) that threatens to kill millions of sheep and goats and could possibly spread to neighbouring countries. ...read more
FAO Director-General in Swaziland amid food crisis
 - 08/09/2008 - FAO will help cash-strapped farmers in Swaziland to purchase seeds in time for the next planting season, Director-General Jacques Diouf said today. Diouf was speaking to reporters while visiting a ...read more
Fighting high food prices in Madagascar
 - 28/08/2008 - A month-long series of plantings is coming to an end in eastern Madagascar, aimed at ensuring that the local food supply – of rice especially – is sufficient to avoid ...read more
New bird flu strain detected in Nigeria
 - 11/08/2008 - A strain of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza previously not recorded in sub-Saharan Africa has been detected in Nigeria for the first time, FAO said today. Nigeria has recently reported two ...read more
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