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FAO launches Smallholder Support Programme to improve business-oriented agricultural skills for youth and women
 - 10/01/2020 - The launch of a training series by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to support agricultural entrepreneurship in the Syrian Arab Republic, through its Smallholder Support ...read more

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Building up new lives and livelihoods out of destruction
 - 10/01/2020 - Since 2011, the Syrian conflict has hard hit the families in the country. Family members have been lost, homes and belongings left behind. Food and agriculture practices passed on for ...read more
FAO scales up fight against Fall Armyworm
 - 04/12/2019 - FAO launched today a three-year Global Action for Fall Armyworm Control to scale up efforts to curb the growing spread of the invasive pest which is causing serious damage to ...read more
Support increased for Afghan farmers hit by conflict and natural disasters
 - 19/11/2019 - The Afghanistan Humanitarian Fund (AHF) has contributed $9.5 million to an FAO-led project that aims to boost the resilience of farmers affected by conflict and natural disasters in 16 of ...read more
UN food agencies urge more support for Southern Africa’s hungry people as climate shocks intensify
 - 31/10/2019 - A record 45 million people across the 16-nation Southern African Development Community (SADC) will be severely food insecure in the next six months, United Nations food agencies have warned. The Food ...read more
Netherlands donates $28 million to build more resilient food systems in protracted crises
 - 24/09/2019 - The Kingdom of the Netherlands has contributed $28 million to back FAO's work to boost the resilience of food systems in Somalia, Sudan, and South Sudan - part of a ...read more
Conditions improve but over half the population of South Sudan still faces severe hunger
 - 11/09/2019 - In spite of a slight improvement in the food security situation since June 2019, more than half the population of South Sudan – some 6.35 million people – do not ...read more
Rains improve harvests in Syria but families still struggle to survive
 - 05/09/2019 - Favourable rains in Syria's agricultural areas, coupled with improved overall security, have boosted harvests compared to last year, but higher food prices are putting more strain on many Syrians, a ...read more
Syrian women food producers learn new skills from Italian farmers
 - 27/08/2019 - Slow Food and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) organized a study tour this week in northwest Italy for a group of Syrian small-scale women farmers. The ...read more
Kuwait supports efforts to reduce hunger in Syria
 - 05/08/2019 - Kuwait and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have strengthened their partnership to help Syrian farmers and herders recover and boost their food security and nutrition ...read more
FAO warns of Desert Locust outbreaks in Yemen and the Horn of Africa
 - 25/07/2019 - Desert Locust summer breeding, amplified by heavy rains, can pose a serious threat to agricultural production areas of Yemen, Sudan, Eritrea and parts of Ethiopia and northern Somalia during the ...read more
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