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Erratic weather and prolonged conflict take toll on the Syrian Arab Republic’s agricultural output
 - 09/10/2018 - Extreme weather conditions during Syria's seventh year of conflict has caused domestic cereal production to decline sharply, two UN agencies announced today. Wheat production this year fell to a 29-year ...read more

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The EU contributes €70 million to strengthen global partnership against hunger
 - 26/09/2018 - The European Commission and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have strengthened their partnership to boost the resilience of millions of people struggling with severe and often prolonged or ...read more
Conflicts and climatic shocks aggravate current food insecurity in many countries
 - 20/09/2018 - Persistent conflicts and climate-related shocks are currently driving high levels of severe food insecurity, particularly in Southern African and Near East countries, which continue to require humanitarian assistance, according to ...read more
FAO and UN agencies begin second phase of environmental project for refugees and host communities in Cox
 - 18/09/2018 - Families living in the world's largest refugee camp this week received the first 2 500 stoves and liquid petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders that are part of a United Nations project ...read more
Global hunger continues to rise
 - 11/09/2018 - New evidence continues to signal that the number of hungry people in the world is growing, reaching 821 million in 2017 or one in every nine people, according to The State ...read more
Countries reaffirm political will to globally eradicate peste des petits ruminants
 - 10/09/2018 - Over 45 countries today renewed their commitment to globally eradicate by 2030, peste des petits ruminants (PPR), a highly contagious and devastating disease responsible for the death of millions of ...read more
Risk of African swine fever spreading from China to other Asian countries
 - 28/08/2018 - The rapid onset of African Swine Fever (ASF) in China, and its detection in areas more than one thousand kilometres apart within the country, could mean the deadly pig virus ...read more
UN food agency chiefs pledge to redouble efforts to reduce poverty and hunger in the Sahel
 - 17/08/2018 - The heads of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) today pledged to increase ...read more
FAO offers expertise to farmers at risk of Fall Armyworm in Asia
 - 14/08/2018 - Fall Armyworm could threaten the food security and livelihoods of millions of small-scale farmers in Asia as the invasive crop-eating pest is highly likely to spread further from India, with ...read more
New FAO Framework to bolster focus on food security and food systems to help sustain peace
 - 07/08/2018 - Civil wars and conflicts have increased markedly in the past decade, leading to the recent reverse of a steady trend towards reducing hunger. They take their heaviest toll on rural communities engaged ...read more
FAO highlights underfunded crises where humanitarian support is urgently needed
 - 01/08/2018 - A new FAO report sounds the alarm on some of the world's most severely underfunded crises, which in the wake of new shocks require an urgent humanitarian response and emergency ...read more
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