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Crop losses in southern Madagascar mean severe hunger likely to persist into 2017
 - 27/10/2016 - The impact of severe El Niño-induced drought on crop production in southern Madagascar, where nearly 850 000 people are acutely food insecure, is likely to persist into 2017 and requires an ...read more

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Urgent action needed to help Ethiopia’s farmers produce food in main cropping season
 - 29/04/2016 - With just six weeks left before the start of the main cropping season in Ethiopia, FAO is calling for urgent funding to help farmers sow their fields and prevent drought-hit ...read more
Continued spread of Peste des Petits Ruminants bolsters case for eradication
 - 28/04/2016 - A devastating livestock disease is continuing to extend its global reach and is now present in 76 countries. Georgia recently reported its first-ever case of Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR), ...read more
North Korea’s food production falls for first time since 2010 as water scarcity hits agricultural sector
 - 27/04/2016 - North Korea's total food production - including cereals, soybeans and potatoes in cereal equivalent - is estimated to have fallen in 2015, the first drop since 2010, and is expected ...read more
Drones help farmers in the Philippines prepare for climate disasters
 - 25/04/2016 - In a bid to stay ahead of the negative impacts of climate change, floods and typhoons on food security, the Government of the Philippines and FAO have started using unmanned ...read more
Agriculture is key to achieving lasting peace in Central African Republic
 - 18/04/2016 - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met Central African Republic President Faustin-Archange Touadera for talks that focused on rebuilding the country's agriculture sector and making it an engine for ...read more
FAO and partners ramp up efforts to track and prevent spread of damaging wheat rusts
 - 14/04/2016 - The ongoing spread of wheat rusts, a group of fungal plant diseases that stymy the production of the staple grain and other crops, is raising concern in Central Asia and ...read more
Desert Locust outbreak in Yemen leaves surrounding countries potentially at risk
 - 12/04/2016 - The presence of recently discovered Desert Locust infestations in Yemen, where conflict is severely hampering control operations, poses a potential threat to crops in the region, FAO warned today. ...read more
Food gap widens in conflict-stricken South Sudan - UN assessment
 - 05/04/2016 - Civil strife and unfavourable rains have further reduced crop production in South Sudan, contributing to a cereal deficit of 381,000 tonnes --53 percent greater than in 2015 --and aggravating the ...read more
FAO’s leader addresses UN Security Council on food and farming’s role amid conflicts
 - 29/03/2016 - Improving food security can help build sustainable peace and even ward off looming conflict, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told members of the United Nations Security Council. "We know ...read more
UN urges stronger, coordinated international response to address El Niño impacts
 - 23/03/2016 - The United Nations has called for a stronger response by governments, aid organizations and the private sector to address the devastating impact the El Niño climate event is having on the ...read more