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FAO regional training aims to improve access to new tool for assessment of laboratories and AMR surveillance systems
 - 17/05/2018 - Life saving medicines fail when bacteria become resistant to them, so countries are racing to battle these ‘bad bugs’ through improved surveillance systems to protect animals, people and livelihoods. Without ...read more

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New Emergency Needs Assessment Guidelines point the way to more standardized FAO assessments in emergencies
 - 24/03/2017 - FAO has just released new guidelines ‒ the Phased Agricultural Livelihoods Needs Assessment Framework and Tools and its Technical Annexes ‒ to help guide field staff undertake or supervise assessments ...read more
Seed fairs: a way to fight vulnerable farmers’ food insecurity
 - 23/03/2017 - Seed fairs are a special type of voucher system, whereby a temporary market is set up to allow for small-scale farmers to access quality seeds at subsidized prices through the ...read more
FAO and UN partners bring seeds of hope to flood-affected farmers in Myanmar
 - 14/03/2017 - Six months after the destructive floods that destroyed planted rice paddy, villagers from Shwe Hlay in Magway Region in Myanmar’s Dry Zone are now able to harvest winter crops thanks ...read more
IGAD and FAO building field capacity for resilience
 - 08/03/2017 - On 27 February, 21 Master Trainers, including four women, graduated from a three-month Agropastoral Field School (APFS) Master Trainer course held at the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Sheikh Technical ...read more
Empowering women in the Yemeni dairy sector
 - 08/03/2017 - For 25-year-old Fathia Moafaa, every day is a struggle to make ends meet. Her work starts at 6pm, just after evening prayers and, apart from a short break at 10pm, ...read more
Increasing food availability by supporting fisher folk in South Sudan
 - 24/02/2017 - Just north of the South Sudanese capital Juba lies Terekeka state, home to the Mundari, one of South Sudan’s 64 ethnic groups. Mundaris are predominantly cattle keepers but also practice small-scale agriculture ...read more
FAO scaling up agricultural assistance for returning IDPs in northeastern Nigeria
 - 23/02/2017 - Buoyed by the prospect of restarting life through agricultural livelihoods, many internally displaced persons (IDPs) in northeastern Nigeria are returning to farms supported by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United ...read more
Farmers in the Philippines replant their farms after Typhoon Sarika and Super Typhoon Haima
 - 21/02/2017 - As livelihood recovery efforts continue, farmers in the rice-producing provinces of Aurora and Nueva Ecija are optimistic that the upcoming harvest can help them rebound from the devastating impacts of ...read more
The productive transfers /CASH+ approach in the Sahel: empowering women in southern Mauritania
 - 10/02/2017 - In southern Mauritania, it is about one PM when Nejiha returns from the Monguél village market. Her eldest daughter is busy preparing lunch under the khaïma, while her brothers play ...read more
Revitalizing local trade in Abyei
 - 09/02/2017 - With Abyei’s farming, markets and distribution networks severely disrupted due to inter-communal conflict, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) strives to reactivate the local food economy dominated by ...read more