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FAO starts distribution of much-needed seeds and tools in cyclone-ravaged Mozambique
 - 12/04/2019 - Farmers in areas left devastated by Tropical Cyclone Idai in Mozambique have started to receive much-needed agricultural inputs thanks to a joint effort by the Food and Agriculture Organization of ...read more

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FAO and UNHCR launch new tool to save forests in displacement-affected areas
 - 21/06/2018 - The United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and Refugee Agency (UNHCR) launched a new handbook to help restore forests in displacement-affected areas, where heavy reliance on woodfuel puts forests ...read more
Fundamental shift in drought management needed in Near East and North Africa region
 - 15/06/2018 - The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has called for a fundamental shift in the way drought is perceived and managed in the Near East and North Africa region. The ...read more
Two FAO projects benefit from Belgium’s innovation funding
 - 14/06/2018 - FAO is further developing a monitoring, early-warning and risk-mapping system to help farmers manage an invasive species in Africa, and roll out solar energy projects for farmers in Gaza, as ...read more
Sweden supports drought-stricken farmers and herders in the Sahel
 - 31/05/2018 - Sweden, through the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), will support drought-stricken farmers and herders in the Sahel, with a focus on Burkina Faso and Mali. Channelled through the ...read more
FAO scales up support for vulnerable populations as the monsoon rains begin in Bangladesh
 - 04/05/2018 - The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has launched an $8.3 million appeal to support Rohingya refugees and host populations - around 1.2 million people - in Bangladesh, as the onset ...read more
Agriculture is a lifeline for millions of Syrians
 - 26/04/2018 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has urged countries attending an international pledging conference for Syria to invest in agriculture as an engine of stabilization and ...read more
WFP-FAO launch innovative German-funded project to support peace and rebuild lives in post-conflict areas of eastern DR Congo
 - 19/04/2018 - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) are launching an innovative joint project to rebuild livelihoods shattered by conflict ...read more
Food crises continue to strike and acute hunger intensifies
 - 22/03/2018 - A new report out today sounds the alarm regarding surging levels of acute hunger. Some 124 million people in 51 countries were affected by acute food insecurity during 2017 — 11 ...read more
In Somalia massive livestock losses have severely impacted livelihoods and food security
 - 21/03/2018 - In Somalia massive livestock deaths due to drought - 60 per cent of herds in some areas - have severely damaged pastoralists' livelihoods. The livestock losses threaten to exacerbate the ...read more
Disasters causing billions in agricultural losses with drought leading the way
 - 15/03/2018 - Natural disasters are costing farmers in the developing world billions of dollars each year, with drought emerging as the most destructive in a crowded field of threats that also includes ...read more