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Signs of hope in East Africa as control campaign tames locust upsurge
 - 12/04/2021 - In this Q&A interview, FAO Senior Desert Locust Forecaster Keith Cressman and Cyril Ferrand, Manager of FAO's desert locust response in East Africa, discuss progress made in containing the threat ...read more

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Scale of acute hunger in the Democratic Republic of the Congo “staggering” FAO-WFP warn
 - 06/04/2021 - In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the food security situation remains dire with one in three people - a record high - suffering from acute hunger, two United ...read more
Acute hunger set to soar in over 20 countries warn FAO and WFP
 - 23/03/2021 - Acute hunger is set to soar in over 20 countries in the coming months without urgent and scaled-up assistance, warn the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Food ...read more
Disasters take heavy toll on agri-food systems as new threats emerge
 - 18/03/2021 - Agriculture absorbs the bulk of the financial losses and damages wrought by disasters which have grown in frequency, intensity, and complexity, says FAO in a new report released today. At no ...read more
FAO aims to provide livelihood assistance to nearly 49 million people in 2021
 - 11/03/2021 - As the COVID-19 pandemic, conflict and climate-related crises drive acute levels of hunger higher, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is seeking $1.1 billion in 2021 ...read more
Empowering women and girls is crucial to ensure sustainable food security in the aftermath of COVID-19 say UN food agency heads ahead of International Women
 - 06/03/2021 - Hunger and famine will persist and there will be unequal recovery from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic unless more women in rural and urban areas hold leadership positions with ...read more
FAO welcomes €40 million from Germany to help farmers withstand shocks like COVID-19 and extreme climate events
 - 08/02/2021 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) today welcomed a €40 million contribution from Germany to help farmers and fishers withstand threats like COVID-19 and extreme climate ...read more
UN agencies warn that COVID-19 and worsening inequalities will fuel malnutrition for billions in Asia and the Pacific
 - 21/01/2021 - The economic impact of COVID-19 on the world's most populous region is threatening to further undermine efforts to improve diets and nutrition of nearly two billion people in Asia and ...read more
East Africa
 - 20/01/2021 - A locust fighting force assembled by countries in East Africa to combat an invasion of the crop-devouring pest is at risk of seeing its activities grind to a halt as ...read more
FAO moves to scale up response to Fall Armyworm as pest continues to spread
 - 22/12/2020 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is increasing efforts aimed at bolstering the global response to Fall Armyworm (FAW), considered one of the top 10 devastating plant pests ...read more
Desert Locust upsurge continues to threaten food security in Horn of Africa and Yemen despite intense efforts
 - 16/12/2020 - A new generation of desert locust swarms is threatening agricultural and pastoral livelihoods and the food security of millions of people in the Horn of Africa and Yemen despite intense ...read more
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