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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

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Emerging data suggest COVID-19 is driving up hunger in vulnerable countries
 - 09/06/2020 - Urgent action required to stem crises, FAO Director-General tells UN High-Level meeting Initial and ongoing assessments by the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) provide strong indications that the COVID-19 pandemic ...read more
FAO Director-General appeals to donors to scale up response and ease plight of farmers and fishers in Yemen
 - 03/06/2020 - The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), QU Dongyu, has appealed to donors for $100 million in urgent aid to ease the plight of ...read more
A small act of kindness during COVID-19 helps Ecuadorian families in need
 - 01/06/2020 - When the local dairy supply centers closed because of the COVID-19 emergency, Alvaro Ramon, a cattle farmer and milk supplier in the Amazon region of Ecuador, was left with many ...read more
Using innovation to deliver in Somalia despite COVID-19
 - 28/05/2020 - FAO Representative in Somalia Etienne Peterschmitt discusses COVID-19 and its impacts on vulnerable groups and the UN agency's work. What is the situation like in Somalia at present? Somalia is a challenging place ...read more
Responding creatively to crises with non-traditional farming
 - 27/05/2020 - Rehman produces okra, gourds, melons and tomatoes in the two tunnel garden units he built in the back yard of his home in Aka Khel, a town in one of Pakistan’s ...read more
FAO Director-General says the fight against desert locusts will take time despite significant control gains
 - 22/05/2020 - The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), QU Dongyu, has warned that efforts to control desert locusts will take time, noting increased concern for ...read more
Enhancing food diversity in the midst of a climate crisis: How plant genetic material ensures future food security
 - 22/05/2020 - Throughout history 6 000 – 7 000 plant species have been cultivated for food. Yet today 40 percent of our daily calories come from just three crops: rice, wheat and ...read more
FAO needs $350 million to avert rising hunger as countries reel from COVID-19 pandemic’s impact
 - 18/05/2020 - The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is seeking $350 million to scale up hunger-fighting and livelihoods-boosting activities in food crisis contexts where COVID-19's impact could be devastating. Although the pandemic's ...read more
Time to harvest the honey: Syrian returnees find new livelihoods in beekeeping
 - 15/05/2020 - The improvement of the security situation in Daraa Governorate in southwest Syria has allowed thousands of displaced families to return to their homes. However, it has not been an easy return for ...read more
Farmers in El Salvador adapt livelihoods to the new realities of COVID-19
 - 11/05/2020 - Juan Carlos Rivera lives in the Dry Corridor of El Salvador, an area where high temperatures, low rainfall and regular droughts pose constant regular problems to his way of life. He is ...read more