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Backyard poultry - an alternative way to sustain food security and nutrition in Syria
 - 03/04/2014 - Three years after the start of the crisis in Syria, people are finding it more and more difficult to meet their basic needs. Many have lost their livelihoods and are ...read more

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Piracy: FAO, Puntland President launch Somali fishermen database
 - 27/03/2014 - FAO and Puntland authorities have launched the first database for Somali fishermen in decades aimed at improving management of fisheries in the Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden. In the ...read more
The locust control campaign in Madagascar is proceeding at a fast pace
 - 26/03/2014 - The first locust control campaign in response to the Madagascar locust plague is proceeding at a fast pace. Between 1 and 20 March 2014, the treated area increased by more ...read more
Building peace through agriculture in the Central African Republic
 - 26/03/2014 - FAO senior officials met today with a high level clerical delegation working in the Central African Republic to talk about FAO’s work in the country and how agriculture can play ...read more
Witnessing the effects of conflict in Nyal, South Sudan
 - 24/03/2014 - Dominique Burgeon, Director of FAO's Emergency and Rehabilitation Division, describes his recent visit to South Sudan: "On 20 March, as part of the Emergency Directors’ Group, I had the opportunity ...read more
CAR farmers struggle to recover from devastation
 - 13/03/2014 - With the year’s main planting season just weeks away, many in the Central African Republic (CAR) have been left desperately ill-equipped by months of conflict. In the charred village of ...read more
Transitional Government and United Nations agencies tackle the food crisis and engage in the recovery of the agriculture sector
 - 12/03/2014 - The Transitional Government and United Nations (UN) agencies came together in Mbaïki, 95 km southwest of the capital, Bangui, for the official launch of the 2014/15 agricultural campaign in the ...read more
South Sudan conflict reverses progress on food security
 - 07/03/2014 - The conflict in South Sudan risks reversing gains in food security that the country had made over the last year, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) ...read more
New Initiative Enables Somali Farmers to Produce Food Assistance
 - 06/03/2014 - For the first time, Somali farmers are turning themselves into suppliers of high-quality food assistance for their fellow Somali people. A new initiative backed by the European Union, the government ...read more
Midterm debriefing and review meeting of the locust control campaign in Madagascar (in FRENCH)
 - 05/03/2014 - Une réunion de restitution concernant les activités réalisées au cours de la première partie de la 1ère campagne de lutte antiacridienne (septembre 2013 -septembre 2014) du Programme triennal de réponse ...read more
Food, water and health in San Luis
 - 26/02/2014 - San Luis is located in the rural area of Puerto Asís, Putumayo, Colombia. Around 70 percent of its population is African descendant that around 40 years ago arrived from the ...read more
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