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FAO warns of fruit bat risk in West African Ebola epidemic
 - 21/07/2014 - Increased efforts are needed to improve awareness among rural communities in West Africa about the risks of contracting the Ebola virus from eating certain wildlife species including fruit bats, FAO ...read more

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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
FAO helps Somalis to cash in on livestock waste
 - 29/11/2012 - Suweisra Mohamed waves a thick dry camel bone with an assuring smile. "This is now worth lots of dollars," she says, brandishing the dense and neatly cut camel thighbone. At ...read more
FAO Director-General and Haitian President urge increased investment in Haiti
 - 22/11/2012 - Visiting Haitian President Michel Joseph Martelly and FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today appealed for increased investment in the country in order to build its long-term resilience. Graziano da ...read more
FAO, Haiti Government seek $74 million for Haiti
 - 06/11/2012 - Colossal damage caused by Hurricane Sandy - FAO and the Government of Haiti are seeking $74 million over the next 12 months to help rehabilitate the country's agricultural sector in the ...read more
US increases funding to combat influenza and emerging disease threats
 - 29/10/2012 - Continued partnership will strengthen countries' preparedness, surveillance and response - FAO's commitment to fight emerging disease threats in "hotspot" regions worldwide is getting a boost with new funding from the ...read more
New locust alert for northwest Africa
 - 23/10/2012 - FAO warns of impending threat - FAO has alerted Algeria, Libya, Mauritania and Morocco to prepare for the likely arrival of Desert Locust swarms from the Sahel in West Africa in ...read more