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Ebola: FAO launches new initiative to tackle growing food security threat
 - 08/10/2014 - FAO today launched a new programme to urgently assist 90 000 vulnerable households in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone whose food supplies and livelihoods are threatened by the disruptive effect ...read more

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As Madagascar food crisis looms, locust control campaign launched
 - 23/09/2013 - A locust control campaign is starting in Madagascar against a plague of the Malagasy Migratory Locust, which threatens the food security and livelihoods of 13 million people or nearly 60 ...read more
Bird flu viruses could re-emerge in upcoming flu season
 - 16/09/2013 - International experts recommend vigilance and promote targeted surveillance, market restructuring to fight H7N9, H5N1 and other threats FAO has issued a new warning to the international community that the H7N9 and ...read more
Food security situation in the Sahel remains dire
 - 04/09/2013 - 11 million people are food insecure – Support for food and livestock production urgently needed – FAO appeal About 11 million people in the Sahel are still severely food insecure, FAO ...read more
Four million Syrians are unable to produce or buy enough food
 - 05/07/2013 - Syria's food security situation has significantly deteriorated over the past year and domestic agricultural production will further decline over the next 12 months if the present conflict continues, according to ...read more
Locust plague threatens to trigger severe food crisis in Madagascar
 - 26/06/2013 - Madagascar is in the grips of a largely uncontrolled locust plague and risks a serious food crisis. A large-scale emergency control campaign urgently requires a minimum of $22 million in ...read more
EU will continue to foster resilience among poor, says Barroso
 - 15/06/2013 - The European Union (EU) will continue to build long-term resilience among the most vulnerable, tackle the root causes of hunger and poverty and improve nutrition, said José Manuel Barroso, addressing ...read more
Wheat rust diseases remain a constant but neglected threat
 - 12/06/2013 - FAO is calling for countries in the global ‘wheat belt’ to step up monitoring and prevention for wheat rusts – fungal diseases that do especially well in particularly wet seasons. ...read more
Italy donates €6 million to FAO for agricultural development, emergencies
 - 06/06/2013 - Italy has announced it will contribute an additional €6 million to support FAO's strategic priorities including €1 million towards the Organization's emergency programme. The announcement came at the end of ...read more
Belgium donates €9.2 million to fight poverty, aid governance
 - 30/05/2013 - Belgium has announced its full support of the renewed FAO Strategic Framework through direct funding to the FAO budget. Belgium will donate €9.2 million over the three-year period 2013-2015 towards ...read more
Culprit behind massive shrimp die-offs in Asia unmasked
 - 03/05/2013 - In a major breakthrough, researchers at the University of Arizona have identified the causative agent behind a mysterious disease that has been decimating shrimp farms in Asia. The disease, known ...read more