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Humanitarian Response Plan: food is the number one need
 - 05/12/2016 - Emphasizing the extent of the devastating tragedy in northeast Nigeria, today the United Nations launched an appeal for USD 1 billion to respond to the biggest humanitarian crisis in Africa. ...read more

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Empowering women through strengthened livelihoods
 - 02/12/2016 - Women are on the front line of the agricultural system, providing major inputs to the cultivation, processing and marketing of produce. Failing to address the inequalities and discrimination that face ...read more
Southern Africa: Strengthening capacity of livestock interventions in crises
 - 29/11/2016 - The livestock industry is one of the fastest growing sectors of the agricultural economy, contributing approximately 40 percent of the global value of agricultural production. Most of this growth is ...read more
New drought looming in southeastern Ethiopia – likely to affect millions of livestock owners
 - 15/11/2016 - Ethiopia is bracing for a new drought across significant swathes of livestock-dependent southeastern areas of the country, mere months after the worst drought in 50 years severely affected smallholder crop production ...read more
Ethiopia’s historic seed campaign leads to USD 1 billion in savings
 - 14/11/2016 - Ethiopia has completed the most widespread and impressive seed distribution campaign ever undertaken during an emergency in the country’s history. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) ...read more
Ethiopia battles wheat rust disease outbreak in critical wheat-growing regions
 - 08/11/2016 - An outbreak of wheat rust disease in critical wheat-growing regions of Ethiopia is threatening recent crop production gains in parts of the country, following a long period of El-Niño-induced drought. ...read more
South Sudan: escalating food crisis in 2017
 - 07/11/2016 - An increasing number of South Sudanese will continue to face difficulty in meeting daily food needs in the coming months despite harvests, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization has warned. ...read more
UN agencies scale up efforts to save lives in Southern Madagascar
 - 20/10/2016 - Following findings from a recent food security assessment across southern Madagascar, UN agencies are scaling up closely coordinated efforts to prevent an already dire situation from becoming a catastrophe. According to ...read more
FAO Emergencies Director assesses the scale of the drought and response in Afar Region, Ethiopia
 - 11/10/2016 - In less than a year, Holo Molo has lost more than a third of his livestock. The father of 14 living in the chronically drought-prone woreda of Elidar, Afar Region ...read more
Northeast Nigeria: engaging internally displaced people in vegetable production
 - 22/09/2016 - In Northeast Nigeria, internally displaced persons (IDPs) and host communities bear the brunt of the multiple impact of the current crisis. Most of displaced families have very limited resources to ...read more
Seed fairs eases drought effects in Malawi
 - 16/09/2016 - The sun is scorching, but clouds are slowly gathering up in the sky signalling another downpour. Bayison Zikachepa, a mother of four, walks to a seed stall to choose her ...read more
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