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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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Surge in diseases of animal origin necessitates new approach to health - report
 - 16/12/2013 - Population growth, agricultural expansion, and the rise of globe-spanning food supply chains have dramatically altered how diseases emerge, jump species boundaries, and spread, according to an FAO report released today. ...read more
Millions at risk of food insecurity in Central African Republic
 - 16/12/2013 - Farmers in the Central African Republic need urgent assistance to prevent the food security situation in the conflict-stricken country from worsening for millions of people, FAO warned today. According to the ...read more
Philippine fishers and fish farmers facing immense damage to sector
 - 11/12/2013 - FAO calls for prompt and sustainable rebuilding of livelihoods in regions affected by Typhoon Haiyan - Philippine fishers face immense damage to the fisheries and aquaculture sectors in regions affected by Typhoon Haiyan, the UN ...read more
Harvests in DPR Korea up for third year but chronic malnutrition persists
 - 28/11/2013 - FAO and WFP publish new assessment report - A nationwide assessment by two United Nations agencies shows an increase in staple food production in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea ...read more
FAO warns of the risk of a double tragedy in the Philippines
 - 27/11/2013 - Additional $11 million needed to support typhoon-affected farmers to clear land, clean canals and ensure harvests for 2014 - Immediate assistance from the international community for Philippine farmers is critical to avoid ...read more
Farmers hit by Typhoon Haiyan need urgent assistance
 - 19/11/2013 - Regions most severely affected by the typhoon account for one-third of the total rice production in the country - Hundreds of thousands of farmers in the Philippines whose crops were destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan need ...read more
Severe damage to agriculture and fisheries after Typhoon Haiyan
 - 12/11/2013 - Livelihoods and food security at risk – FAO calls for $24 million for immediate interventions FAO is mobilizing support to the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, which tore through ...read more
Emergency programme in Benin kick starts farm production after floods
 - 05/11/2013 - José Graziano da Silva’s visit to Benin includes launch of FAO programme to help communities rebuild after floods - FAO is supporting farming families in northern Benin who lost crops, ...read more
Sound water management key to building resilience in Africa’s Sahel
 - 31/10/2013 - Agricultural potential waiting to be unlocked – greater attention and investment needed - Sound water management holds the key to building resilience in Africa's Sahel and can free rural communities ...read more
Building communities in the Sahel that can weather shocks
 - 29/10/2013 - Right blend of policies and support to region’s pastoralists can prevent future crises The time has come to break the "vicious circle" of crises in Africa's Sahel by proactively building up ...read more