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FAO is supporting the return of displaced people with distributions of vegetable seeds in Bangui to resume agriculture production
 - 24/07/2014 - Laurentine and her three children found refuge in the spontaneous settlement in the airport area of Bangui in December 2013. "We had to flee our home as we feared for ...read more

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Integrated food security programme in response to 2012 food crisis
 - 23/11/2012 - As a result of the cumulative impact of floods in 2011 and late rains in the early stages of 2011-2012 cropping season, a food insecurity crisis was declared in Aug ...read more
FAO, WFP and gFSC assess accountability to affected populations in Pakistan
 - 15/11/2012 - FAO, WFP and the global Food Security Cluster undertook a two-week mission to Pakistan in September and October 2012 to support activities of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) to strengthen ...read more
Hurricane Sandy
 - 07/11/2012 - Haiti is once again hit hard - Today, one and a half million Haitians are at risk of food insecurity. On the 23 October 2012, Hurricane Sandy moved across Haiti killing ...read more
Striking red gold in Muumoni
 - 07/10/2012 - How a woman in rural Kenya is reaping the benefits of growing tomatoes using innovative irrigation technology Mrs. Mutisya keenly studies the leaves of her newly transplanted tomato crop. She has ...read more
Banking on women
 - 02/10/2012 - How innovative technology by FAO is promoting a savings culture for grains Osama is dead and the women of Kimu market in Kyuso district are a happy lot. And no, the ...read more
Dinner on the roof
 - 24/09/2012 - Urban aquaponic systems have proven to be successful in providing an environmentally sustainable solution to ensure food and nutrition security and to protect the livelihoods of the most vulnerable. In the ...read more
Planting the seeds of hope
 - 12/09/2012 - Heavy rainfall, long withering droughts and other natural shocks and disasters – all signs of increased climate change – have made it almost impossible for vulnerable people to cope. In ...read more
FAO staff member killed in Southern Somalia
 - 27/08/2012 - A UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) staff member has been killed in an attack by an armed group in Southern Somalia, the hunger-fighting agency announced. "Our deepest condolences go out ...read more
The potential of fishing in South Sudan
 - 14/08/2012 - A fisherman’s camp on the banks of the White Nile River in South Sudan. A group are returning home for lunch, after a few hours of work. It’s the peak ...read more
Nearly half of all children under five years in Lesotho are stunted, an indicator of chronic malnutrition
 - 11/08/2012 - Stunting is common in southern Africa. It is estimated that in Lesotho about 40% of children under the age of five are stunted. To improve the nutritional status of the ...read more