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Poor rains followed by floods likely to worsen Somalia food crisis, experts warn
 - 31/10/2014 - After a poor rainy season, parts of southern Somalia are now being hit by severe bouts of floods, further aggravating the already alarming food security situation in the Horn of ...read more

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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
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