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FAO staff speak – a personal account from the Syrian Arab Republic
 - 16/08/2018 - “I could not be with my family to comfort them and they couldn’t come to stay with me in Damascus because of transportation and security concerns. We were all stressed ...read more

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FAO staff speak – a personal account from the West Bank and Gaza Strip
 - 16/08/2018 - “What motivates me is the strength and resilience of these communities in challenging times, and knowing that I am using my knowledge to help them increase their productivity and income ...read more
Drought exacerbates situation for conflict-affected farmers in Afghanistan
 - 15/08/2018 - Afghanistan is experiencing one of the world’s most complex humanitarian emergencies. Ongoing conflict, natural disasters, internal displacement and cross-border movements continue to increase food insecurity. This year, farmers are also suffering ...read more
Cash continues to support conflict-affected Iraqis to recover post ISIL
 - 15/08/2018 - FAO’s cash-based programmes support smallholder farmers and other vulnerable people who are particularly exposed to the impacts of conflict, protracted crises, climate change, natural hazards and economic shocks. In Iraq FAO is supporting ...read more
Supporting efficient irrigation systems in the West Bank
 - 14/08/2018 - Contaminated water and quarrels with neighbours are a thing of the past for Hamed Rwasat, a farmer from An-Nassarieyh village in the West Bank. A Food and Agriculture Organization of the ...read more
FAO and the Government of Indonesia target five markets to reduce risk of avian influenza
 - 23/07/2018 - Between 2005 and 2017, 200 human cases of avian influenza occurred in Indonesia, causing 168 fatalities (WHO). The Greater Jakarta Area recorded the highest number of cases, which could be due ...read more
Increasing capacity to prepare and manage plant pests and animal diseases in the West Bank and Gaza Strip
 - 13/07/2018 - The occurrence of transboundary plant pests and animal diseases poses grave socio-economic consequences as it affects food and nutrition security, human health, livelihoods, trade and economic development. In an effort ...read more
FAO and partners call for innovative solutions to agricultural production
 - 12/07/2018 - Stakeholders in the agricultural sector have underscored the need to promote technology, innovation and highly impactful solutions as a necessary step towards improved production, sustainability and long-term development of the ...read more
UN food agencies team up to secure livelihoods in northeastern Nigeria
 - 12/07/2018 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have launched a joint effort to support conflict-affected people in northeastern Nigeria to increase ...read more
FAO organizes its third Africa ECTAD regional meeting in Egypt
 - 11/07/2018 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Diseases (ECTAD) Programme held its 3rd Africa-wide regional meeting in Cairo, Egypt from 2 to ...read more
FAO and USAID join hands with Government to fight rabies in Moshi
 - 04/07/2018 - Tanzania loses an estimated 1 500 people to rabies every year, a zoonotic disease that is caused by a bite from infected dogs primarily, but also cats or some wild ...read more
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