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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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FAO and WFP appeal for immediate support for Northern Mali
 - 23/09/2013 - An Emergency Food Security Assessment conducted jointly by the Government of Mali, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Food Programme (WFP), and 15 other ...read more
EU, FAO call for more efforts to combat cassava diseases
 - 16/09/2013 - The future of cassava, one of Africa’s most promising and climate-resilient crops, may be under threat if efforts to renew the fight against diseases affecting the plant are not renewed, ...read more
Seed marketing with SMS
 - 12/09/2013 - FAO is using novel ways of delivering quality seed to farmers. Last week, national staff from Côte d’Ivoire participated in a training workshop on mobile technology-based information systems, which will ...read more
Strengthening control and preparedness capacities to manage armyworm outbreaks in Lesotho
 - 10/09/2013 - In response to the armyworm outbreak, which affected Lesotho in January and February 2013, the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security (MAFS) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the ...read more
Acute malnutrition persists in Somalia while 870,000 people remain food insecure
 - 10/09/2013 - The number of people in crisis in Somalia is at its lowest since famine was declared in Somalia in 2011, thanks to successive seasons of average to above average rainfall, ...read more
Managing cassava virus diseases in Africa
 - 22/08/2013 - Cassava production is under threat as two viruses are raging through the fields of small-scale farmers in East and Central Africa. The Regional Cassava Initiative, coordinated by FAO, helped build ...read more
Uganda pastoralists make hay to beat feed shortages during drought
 - 20/08/2013 - To cope with recurrent drought and climate variability, pastoralists in Karamoja – a semi-arid region of Uganda – harvest grass to make hay, which they store and feed to their ...read more
Cereal banks, a weapon in the fight against food scarcity in Uganda
 - 14/08/2013 - Vulnerable agro pastoral communities in the semi arid region of Karamoja in Uganda have resorted to cereal banking as a coping mechanism to their food security threats. The idea of introducing ...read more
Regional Cassava Initiative closing workshop
 - 13/08/2013 - Upholding cassava's potential in Africa: 10 - 12 September 2013  During the course of the last decade, cassava production in East and Central Africa has been hampered by Cassava Mosaic Disease ...read more
FAO junior farmer field schools give voice to children in Uganda
 - 31/07/2013 - Junior Farmer Field and Life Schools (JFFLS) are a simple methodology for teaching vulnerable children and young people about farming, entrepreneurial skills and how to take care of themselves. These ...read more