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FAO and WFP heads visit famine-stricken South Sudan
 - 24/05/2017 - All parties to the conflict in South Sudan must cease violence and work together to ensure that food and other lifesaving support can reach people to end famine and severe hunger, the ...read more

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FAO presents $50 million emergency plan as Ethiopia faces worst drought in 30 years
 - 15/01/2016 - The strongest El Niño weather episode in the last several decades has caused repeated crop failure, decimated livestock herds and driven some 10.2 million people across Ethiopia into food insecurity, ...read more
El Niño lowers early production outlook in Southern Africa
 - 22/12/2015 - Crop and livestock production prospects in Southern Africa have been weakened by the El Niño weather phenomenon that has lowered rains and increased temperatures. A reduced agricultural output would follow on ...read more
FAO report: Ukraine’s Donbass farm families living on the edge
 - 07/12/2015 - Skipping meals, migrating to find work, borrowing to pay for necessities, selling their household goods and vehicles, killing their livestock for lack of feed, planting less for lack of seed ...read more
Surge in climate change-related disasters poses growing threat to food security
 - 26/11/2015 - Droughts, floods, storms and other disasters triggered by climate change have risen in frequency and severity over the last three decades, increasing the damage caused to the agricultural sectors of ...read more
FAO warns that recent torrential rains and cyclones could favour locust surge
 - 11/11/2015 - Unusually heavy and widespread rains that fell recently in northwest Africa, the Horn of Africa and Yemen could favour Desert Locust breeding, FAO warned today, stressing that close monitoring is ...read more
UN calls for immediate access to conflict-affected areas to prevent catastrophe in South Sudan
 - 22/10/2015 - Three UN agencies today warned that extreme hunger is pushing people to the brink of a catastrophe in parts of South Sudan, as a new analysis found that 3.9 million ...read more
U.S. backs FAO efforts to combat animal disease threats with $87 million
 - 20/10/2015 - The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is backing FAO's efforts to combat pandemic animal disease threats in Asia, Africa and the Middle East with an additional $87 million ...read more
Major crop losses in Central America due to El Niño
 - 14/09/2015 - Prolonged dry weather associated with the El Niño phenomenon has severely reduced this year’s cereal outputs in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, putting a large numbers of farmers ...read more
Severe food insecurity on the rise in Afghanistan
 - 10/09/2015 - The number of people in Afghanistan resorting to selling land or turning to friends or family for help because of food insecurity has doubled in the last year, according to ...read more
Myanmar floods deal major blow to country’s agriculture
 - 03/09/2015 - Heavy storms, floods and landslides across nearly all provinces in Myanmar have dealt a major blow to the country's agriculture and are expected to severely limit the availability of food ...read more