Home > FAO in action > Stories > From the field

Stories

Saving lives in the IGAD region: early action to prevent a food insecurity catastrophe, a top priority for FAO
 - 18/01/2017 - About 12 million people across Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia are facing food and livelihoods insecurity, as farming families struggle with the knock-on effects of multiple droughts. Failed rains, rising debt, ...read more

Latest Stories

Beyond coconut farming: building alternative livelihoods for Filipino farmers affected by Typhoon Haiyan
 - 01/12/2015 - The road to recovery has not been easy for fifty-two-year-old Marcelina Calvez and her husband who have been farming in Palompon, Leyte for more than 30 years. They have seven ...read more
Cattle disease puts Eastern Europe and Central Asia’s veterinary experts on alert
 - 27/11/2015 - An economically devastating cattle disease has made alarming advances into the Caucasus and nearby countries. To provide the latest information on diagnosis, prevention and control of Lumpy Skin Disease, FAO ...read more
Ebola recovery: FAO and partners join harvest launch celebration
 - 26/11/2015 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Liberia, the Ministry of Agriculture and the local implementing partner – Green Revolution Promoters (Green Pro), generated much happiness ...read more
Education: key route towards sustainable food security and Climate Change adaptation
 - 23/11/2015 - In the prevailing context of climate change and declining food security in Lesotho, the need to raise children, parents and communities’ awareness on Climate Smart Agriculture technocologies including Conservation Agriculture ...read more
Over USD 300 000 to control peste des petits ruminants in Liberia
 - 20/11/2015 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is providing USD 318 000 to control the peste des petits ruminants (PPR) outbreak in Liberia. This disease is well ...read more
FAO South Sudan trains 120 new Market Information Specialists nationwide
 - 19/11/2015 - In order to strengthen the current Market Information System (MIS) in South Sudan, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is building the capacity of national institutions ...read more
A journey to Chibok
 - 17/11/2015 - Repeated attacks on civilians from Boko Haram have led to massive displacements and negatively impacted livelihoods in North Eastern Nigeria. Displaced people rely on the limited resources of their host ...read more
Harvest will be better
 - 16/11/2015 - A clearly ecstatic Mrs Kou N. Kulah, Chairlady of the Bunadin Women’s Organization, took to the podium, and speaking on behalf of her farmer group said: “All the support you ...read more
Norway contributes $7.7 million to FAO to enhance food security in South Sudan
 - 12/11/2015 - Continuing its recent support for building food secure futures for the people of South Sudan, Norway has today contributed a further $7.7 million to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to ...read more
Belgium-funded project contributes to livelihoods, food and nutrition security through support to vulnerable households in West and South Darfur and Blue Nile States in the Sudan
 - 05/11/2015 - Belgium contributed USD 300 000 to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to enhance food and nutrition security and livelihoods of conflict- and disaster-affected individuals (60 ...read more