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A Field Guide to Disaster Risk Reduction in Southern Africa
 - 13/08/2014 - Combining FAO’s field experience and technical expertise to support DRR practitioners. With funding from ECHO, the toolkit has been developed drawing on the extensive practical and technical knowledge of FAO’s experts ...read more

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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
South Sudan: The challenge of going home
 - 18/07/2012 - James Kon is one of a growing number of South Sudanese who are creating a crisis simply by going home. Born and raised in the South, he spent many years in ...read more
Fighting food insecurity, a way forward
 - 15/07/2012 - An estimated 70% of Lesotho’s population is dependent on rain-fed agriculture for their livelihoods, meaning that most people are vulnerable to climate change. This is made because only 9% of ...read more
Sunflower: a ray of hope for flood-affected farmers in Sindh
 - 20/06/2012 - In these small seeds lies enormous potential, especially for farmers whose fields remained flooded during Pakistan's most important planting season for wheat, and who needed a quick and profitable way to ...read more
FAO Sunflower Day Event in Pakistan
 - 20/06/2012 - Maryam Bibi is a sharecropper, residing in a small village outside the town of Badin in rural Sindh, Pakistan. Her family (ten siblings, her husband and their five children) had not ...read more
Beating swords into ploughshares
 - 12/06/2012 - It could be considered one of South Sudan’s most important tasks after the civil war - finding a job for those who fought for its freedom. That is the purpose ...read more
Seed Fair in Morobo
 - 05/06/2012 - FAO is stepping up its efforts to transform agriculture in South Sudan in 2012, boosting the number of seed fairs organized before the rainy season, expected to begin in April. There ...read more
Sowing seeds for future generations in Morobo
 - 03/05/2012 - Margerita Angaika has a small plot in Ombasi village in Morobo, a county on the southernmost tip of South Sudan. Her farm is around 4200 square meters, what the locals call ...read more
Expected returnees to strain resources in South Sudan
 - 13/04/2012 - FAO is calling urgently for funding to offer agricultural support to an expected flood of South Sudanese returning from the Sudan. Hundreds of thousands of people may be forced to return from ...read more