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Sweet potatoes – cultivating resilience, fighting malnutrition in Somalia
 - 18/11/2014 - The use of orange-fleshed sweet potatoes – containing high levels of Vitamin A precursor –  as animal fodder and food for humans has been successfully tested in southern Somalia. The ...read more

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FAO joins partnership in fight against cassava disease in Africa
 - 04/06/2013 - FAO has joined the call for urgent action to prevent the spread of Cassava Brown Streak Disease (CBSD) and Cassava Mosaic Disease (CMD) in Africa. The two diseases, both transmitted ...read more
Purchase from Africans for Africa - First knowledge sharing workshop held in Dakar
 - 03/06/2013 - Around 50 representatives from participating countries and partners, including the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP), gathered in Dakar, Senegal in ...read more
Sharing knowledge and flavour in Cocalito
 - 29/05/2013 - Eight hours from Quibdó you find Cocalito, a small village located in the Alto Baudó by the Ancozó River shore, that is inhabited by an Embera’s indigenous community. Life is ...read more
FAO expands support for national food security information systems for decision makers
 - 24/05/2013 - They say information is power; in South Sudan, information is life. Today, FAO launched a $9 million project on information for decision making for food and nutrition security. This initiative will ...read more
Launch of Conservation Agriculture up scaling strategy for Lesotho
 - 17/05/2013 - The up-scaling of Conservation Agriculture (CA) in Lesotho has recently taken a step forward. The Honourable Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Litsoane Litsoane, launched the CA up scaling strategy ...read more
Food security situation improves in Kenya
 - 17/05/2013 - Support still needed for livelihoods at risk Successive above-average rainfall seasons in pastoral and agropastoral areas of Kenya have led to improvements in crop and livestock production. Meanwhile, the continued implementation ...read more
Integrated Food Security in Kassala State – Project Update
 - 16/05/2013 - The Integrated Food Security Project (IFSP) in Sudan has achieved several recent milestones in its first four months of implementation. The USD 10 million project is funded by the Canadian ...read more
Uganda and Kenya agree on animal health coordination in border areas
 - 09/05/2013 - Singing, clapping and jumping – men, women and children from the Pokot and Turkana communities celebrated the agreement between Kenya and Uganda to coordinate efforts to improve animal health in ...read more
Spreading the word on conservation agriculture
 - 08/05/2013 - In southern Zambia, the village of Sikaunzwe is abuzz with activity for the 2012/13 agricultural season. For many families in this farming community, growing crops – from maize to fruits ...read more
Storage facilities boost Gulu farmers’ lives
 - 07/05/2013 - In the searing mid-morning heat, Simon Peter Oola sweats profusely as he wheels three bags of rice into a large compound, where his produce must be weighed and certified before ...read more