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West Africa needs to sustain market chains and trade of agricultural products despite disruptions caused by the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak
 - 19/12/2014 - In addition to the health consequences in West Africa, the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak has also led to various economic and social disruptions in affected and neighbouring countries. The direct ...read more

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Women praise LAC 23 rice varieties
 - 24/01/2014 - Several women farmers in Nimba, Grand Gedeh, and Maryland Counties in Liberia say they are happy with the breed of high-yielding, short-cycled, disease-resistant, and tasty rice variety which they love ...read more
World Bank report recognizes FAO ICT project in Uganda - CASE STUDY
 - 17/01/2014 - A new World Bank study on mobile applications for the agricultural and forest sector recognizes FAO’s expertise on mobile data collection technology for drought preparedness in Uganda. Published in December ...read more
Harvest time in Nimba County
 - 15/01/2014 - Our vehicle growled its way up a steep hill, slowed down by the roadside, and came to a screeching halt on the flanks of a sprawling upland rice farm. We ...read more
FAO Delivers Seed in Time for Planting Season
 - 31/12/2013 - ‘When the typhoon hit, our rice was almost ready and we were expecting a good harvest’ Susan Saspay says looking out over the rice field she farms on. Striking between two ...read more
FAO Fact Finding Mission in the Philippines
 - 04/12/2013 - Following the passage of super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, extensive damage to agriculture and rural livelihoods were reported. During the 16 and 17 November, an FAO Team was sent on a Fact Finding ...read more
Burao slaughterhouse sets a milestone in the Somali meat industry
 - 29/11/2013 - The investment by the United Kingdom in one of the biggest and most modern slaughterhouses in Somalia will significantly contribute towards improving Somalia's ailing meat industry, which has seen little ...read more
Puntland cyclone: 100 people feared dead, over 100,000 livestock lost say authorities
 - 12/11/2013 - Shortly after the devastating cyclone hit parts of northern Somalia, the extent of its impact is beginning to emerge with about 100 people feared dead and tens of thousands of ...read more
FAO launches vaccination campaigns against transboundary animal diseases in Lebanon
 - 07/11/2013 - Animal health services collapsed in Syria in June 2012. Livestock keepers fleeing the conflict in Syria are entering Lebanon with large numbers of unvaccinated sheep, goats and dairy cattle. Yusef ...read more
Sustained EC and Swedish Funding Boosts Food Security Analysis in Somalia
 - 31/10/2013 - In a bid to continue guiding decision-making using life-saving food security information on Somalia, the European Commission (EC) has boosted the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) with € 4-million ...read more
MP’s on an epic journey through Kenya’s and Ethiopia’s cattle corridor
 - 08/10/2013 - From glowing green hills to dusty prairie fields - through the window of the car seven MP’s from Karamoja in Uganda watch how the dramatic Kenyan landscape is changing. The ...read more