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FAO supports Syrians to increase their crop production by restoring access to water
 - 12/12/2017 - Hassan Al-Hassan, a Syrian farmer in his 50s known to the locals as Abu Hasan, remembers how difficult it had been in the past few years in the village of ...read more

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Australia and FAO partner to improve agricultural water management and food security in Asia
 - 05/12/2017 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of Australia and the Australian Water Partnership to work toward improvements ...read more
CMC-AH achieves milestones at 11th Steering Committee Meeting
 - 01/12/2017 - The Crisis Management Centre for Animal Health (CMC-AH) conducted its 11th Steering Committee Meeting (SCM) on 14 November at FAO headquarters with attendance of more than 25 senior representatives of ...read more
Syrian refugees acquire agricultural job skills and work opportunities in Turkey
 - 29/11/2017 - Twenty-six-year-old Sene has been living in a “container city” in southern Turkey since 2014, when she and her family arrived after fleeing Syria. While studying at university in Syria, Sene ...read more
Rohingya refugee crisis
 - 16/11/2017 - More than 830 000 Rohingya refugees are sheltering in Bangladesh, having escaped violence and persecution in Myanmar. This includes more than 618 000 people, the vast majority women and children, ...read more
Germany and FAO work together to fight hunger in northeastern Nigeria and Somalia
 - 16/11/2017 - With the main farming season coming to a close in northeastern Nigeria, over 66 000 people affected by conflict are harvesting food – many for the first time in three ...read more
FAO programme provides agricultural training and material to support Syrians
 - 14/11/2017 - Before the Syrian crisis started in 2011, agriculture was a major part of the country’s economy, employing nearly half the population. More often than not, it was also a family ...read more
New Zealand announces further support for livelihoods and resilience in the Philippines
 - 13/11/2017 - Rt Hon Winston Peters, Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand and Minister of Foreign Affairs announced that New Zealand has earmarked US$2.5 million to support agricultural development and food security ...read more
Netherlands provides $6 million to FAO to address severe hunger and build resilience in South Sudan
 - 13/11/2017 - The Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Geert Geut, and the Representative of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in South Sudan, Serge Tissot, signed ...read more
Easing the impact of drought in Kenya – Mlongo’s story
 - 26/10/2017 - 46 year-old Mlongo Mwanyasi depends on her livestock – a livelihood and tradition inherited from her forefathers that she has kept going. Her animals’ health is critical for her economic ...read more
Easing the impact of drought in Kenya – Harrison’s story
 - 26/10/2017 - With three consecutive rains failed in his county, 51-year-old Harrison Kazungu Karisa became increasingly concerned. The poor rains resulted in drier conditions, reduced pasture and limited water resources. The beginning ...read more
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