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Cushioning the blow - Zimbabwe
 - 21/08/2014 - Droughts cause poor harvests, Zimbabwean smallholders receive payout Smallholder farmers in Africa have long borne the brunt of the adverse effects of global climate change. They are perpetually at the mercy ...read more

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A Field Guide to Disaster Risk Reduction in Southern Africa
 - 13/08/2014 - Combining FAO’s field experience and technical expertise to support DRR practitioners. With funding from ECHO, the toolkit has been developed drawing on the extensive practical and technical knowledge of FAO’s experts ...read more
Conflict-affected populations in South Sudan farm together
 - 05/08/2014 - In Rumbek, Lakes State, FAO South Sudan reached over 600 households with emergency livelihood crop kits between June and July 2014.  This includes over 7 metric tons of sorghum, maize, sesame and cowpea ...read more
FAO is supporting the return of displaced people with distributions of vegetable seeds in Bangui to resume agriculture production
 - 24/07/2014 - Laurentine and her three children found refuge in the spontaneous settlement in the airport area of Bangui in December 2013. "We had to flee our home as we feared for ...read more
FAO, USAID and SAARC continue building regional preparedness for H7N9 and other avian influenza viruses
 - 23/07/2014 - As part of ongoing efforts to reduce the risk of avian influenza in general and H7N9 in particular, FAO gathered experts from seven nations of the South Asian Association for ...read more
Saving the agriculture season in response to the food security emergency in CAR
 - 16/07/2014 - “We are thirsty for seeds! Bring them and we’ll plant them! FAO brought us maize and groundnut seeds at the beginning of June and you can see that they all ...read more
Conservation Agriculture and Armyworm awareness brought to schools of Lesotho
 - 14/07/2014 - In the period April to June 2014, 260 teachers from primary and secondary schools from all ten districts of Lesotho participated in training on Conservation Agriculture (CA) and Armyworm awareness. CA ...read more
Food security worsens as drought looms in Somalia
 - 07/07/2014 - Somalia’s food security crisis is expected to worsen over the next several months following poor performance of the major rainy season (Gu), shrinking humanitarian assistance and access, increasing malnutrition, conflict ...read more
Sue Lautze: South Sudan needs meaningful peace
 - 04/07/2014 - All sides of the conflict in South Sudan have at times become very "fixed, dark and negative" as outbreaks of violence continue. The country needs lasting peace so that it ...read more
UN emergency chiefs call for sustained funding for Somalia
 - 01/07/2014 - Three United Nations emergency directors have called for more sustained funding for Somalia nearly three year after the worst famine hit the Horn of Africa nation. The emergency heads include Dominique ...read more
FAO promotes conservation agriculture in Lesotho through three year programme
 - 30/06/2014 - In response to the 2012 food insecurity crisis in Lesotho, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security (MAFS) designed ...read more
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