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FAO in Syria improves smallholder breeders’ livestock production
 - 03/03/2021 - Livestock production is vital in the Syrian Arab Republic to sustain food availability. Livestock breeders – the vast majority of whom maintain a small number of animals - are constantly ...read more

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Acute food insecurity hotspots need urgent attention
 - 09/03/2020 - While global attention has focused on the swarms of Desert Locusts attacking crops in East Africa, a number of other countries and regions are also confronting serious food security threats ...read more
FAO welcomes USD 19 Million from the United States to fight locusts in East Africa
 - 06/03/2020 - The effort to stop ravenous swarms of desert locust attacking crops and pastures in East Africa has gotten another boost, thanks to a $19 million contribution from the United States. ...read more
Germany contributes EUR 50 million to strengthen resilience in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo
 - 04/03/2020 - The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), through the German Development Bank KfW, has contributed EUR 50 million ($54 million) to a resilience building programme to be ...read more
Germany contributes EUR 17 million to combat the impact of the desert locust upsurge in East Africa
 - 28/02/2020 - FAO Director-General QU Dongyu has welcomed a €17 million contribution from Germany to provide assistance to those directly affected by the desert locust upsurge in East Africa. Germany's Permanent Representative ...read more
Ramping up the fight against Fall Armyworm
 - 27/02/2020 - Tools are available to wrestle Fall Armyworm, a voracious invasive species that is ravaging crops in Africa, Asia and the Near East, and it is imperative to intensify coordination to ...read more
Locusts in East Africa: A race against time
 - 25/02/2020 - East Africa is a region beset by climate- and conflict-related shocks. Millions of people are already acutely food insecure. Now they face another major hunger threat in the form of ...read more
Almost half the population in South Sudan in severe acute food insecurity
 - 20/02/2020 - Some 6.5 million people in South Sudan - more than half of the population - could be in severe acute food insecurity at the height of the lean season (May-July), ...read more
The Africa Solidarity Trust Fund donates $1 million to efforts to combat Desert Locust in East Africa
 - 07/02/2020 - The Africa Solidarity Trust Fund (ASTF) has donated $1 million to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations to combat the worsening Desert Locust upsurge in the ...read more
FAO appeals for urgent support to fight worsening Desert Locust upsurge in the Horn of Africa
 - 30/01/2020 - FAO Director-General QU Dongyu said today the Desert Locust upsurge in the Horn of Africa threatened to provoke a humanitarian crisis and appealed for urgent funding to tackle the outbreak ...read more
Massive border-spanning campaign needed to combat locust upsurge in East Africa
 - 20/01/2020 - Desert Locust swarms in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia - already unprecedented in their size and destructive potential - could swell exponentially and spill over into more countries in East Africa ...read more