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Namibia’s locust crisis: “they have no mercy at all”
 - 12/11/2020 - “This is the first time seeing such a scary situation ever since I was born here. Nothing else can compare to such a serious threat,” said farmer Fabian Sisamu. “It is ...read more

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UN food agencies warn of rising levels of acute hunger with potential risk of famine in four hotspots
 - 06/11/2020 - The world has been put on a heightened famine alert with a new report by two United Nations agencies that contains a stark warning; four countries contain areas that could ...read more
Locust control campaign covers millions of hectares but the voracious pest is still a threat in East Africa
 - 29/10/2020 - Questions and Answers with Keith Cressman, FAO's Senior Locust Forecasting Officer Why are we seeing a resurgence of Desert Locust in the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula?  Well, as we ...read more
Somalia fileadmin/user_upload/emergencies/img/medium_IMG_4447.jpg Mobile money transfers give Somali farmers a one-up on the climate
 - 22/10/2020 - 2019 in Somalia started with a dry spell that resulted in the southern area’s worst cereal harvest since 1995. For 21-year-old Madino, who lives with her three children, husband and grandmother in ...read more
As FAO turns 75 its mission to end hunger and nourish the world is as relevant today as ever
 - 16/10/2020 - Today, World Food Day marks the 75th anniversary of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. Born on the wake of catastrophe - World War II, three-quarters of ...read more
FAO and partners call for early warning and early action to avoid disasters
 - 13/10/2020 -  As extreme weather and climate events have increased in frequency, intensity and severity, particularly due to climate change, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and its partners have warned ...read more
FAO welcomes $3 million contribution from Germany and Sweden to help farmers fight the impact of climate change
 - 08/10/2020 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has welcomed a $3 million contribution from Germany and Sweden to help farmers in the world's most vulnerable countries fight ...read more
 - 28/09/2020 - The agricultural sectors and livestock farming in particular must shift towards sustainability to enhance their contribution to food security, nutrition and healthy diets and build back better to overcome the ...read more
FAO welcomes China
 - 22/09/2020 - FAO welcomed an announcement today by Xi Jinping, President of the People's Republic of China, that his country will support the UN agency's South-South Cooperation (SSC) efforts with an additional ...read more
Lebanon and Jordan fileadmin/user_upload/emergencies/img/medium_1_1 (002).jpg Enhancing resilient livelihoods and food security of local communities and refugees
 - 17/09/2020 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture in Lebanon and the Ministry of Agriculture in Jordan, and in partnership with ...read more
COVID-19 impacts driving up acute hunger in countries already in food crisis
 - 15/09/2020 - The Global Network Against Food Crises (GNAFC) today held a high-level event to present a review of the most recent global data available on how the knock-on effects of the ...read more
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