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Working together for a more resilient world
 - 19/08/2014 - 19 August marks the anniversary of the bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, in which 22 people lost their lives. In 2008, the UN General Assembly designated this ...read more

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Strong biosecurity measures required in response to influenza A(H7N9) virus
 - 05/04/2013 - Responding to the occurrence of the A(H7N9) influenza virus in China requires strong biosecurity measures, FAO said today. Unlike other influenza strains, including highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1, this new ...read more
Madagascar needs more than $41 million to end locust plague
 - 26/03/2013 - Madagascar needs more than $22 million of emergency funding by June to start fighting a severe locust plague that threatens the country's next cropping seasons and the food security of ...read more
New metric to be launched on hunger and food insecurity
 - 13/03/2013 - A new, faster and more precise way of measuring hunger and food insecurity across the world is soon to be field-tested by FAO in several pilot countries. The new approach ...read more
United Nations launches concerted push for effective drought policies
 - 08/03/2013 - Droughts cause the deaths and displacement of more people than cyclones, floods and earthquakes combined, making them the world’s most destructive natural hazard. Yet while droughts are expected to increase ...read more
EU and FAO underline support for nutrition and food security in Malawi
 - 05/03/2013 - During a high level visit to Malawi, EU Development Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs, and José Graziano da Silva, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), met today ...read more
Mali: Impending planting season at risk, support to agriculture critical
 - 15/02/2013 - With Mali's next agricultural season set to begin in May, there is an urgent need to help displaced farmers return to their lands and resume food production when and where ...read more
FAO urges stronger measures on global health threats
 - 29/01/2013 - The world risks a repeat of the disastrous 2006 bird flu outbreaks unless surveillance and control of this and other dangerous animal diseases is strengthened globally, FAO warns. "The continuing international ...read more
Syrian agricultural production drops massively as conflict continues
 - 23/01/2013 - Twenty-two months of conflict has left Syria's agricultural sector in tatters with cereal, fruit and vegetable production dropping for some by half and massive destruction of irrigation and other infrastructure, ...read more
Sowing the seeds of food security in South Sudan
 - 15/01/2013 - FAO and France join efforts to improve farmers’ livelihoods - A new programme in the Republic of South Sudan is helping vulnerable farmers to improve their livelihoods by boosting the ...read more
FAO helps Darfur farmers and herders live in peace
 - 20/12/2012 - In a field in North Darfur, farmer Salaheldin Suleiman Hilal looks pleased. He's finished harvesting his golden sorghum crop and unlike previous years he lost none to grazing animals."In the ...read more