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Ebola crippling agriculture and livelihoods in northern Liberia
 - 23/09/2014 - The Ebola epidemic is washing away years of progress and hard work. Savings consolidated over several years have been completely depleted due to the disease’s destruction of income generating opportunities. ...read more

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Team work supporting Conservation Agriculture in Lesotho
 - 31/01/2013 - When Paul Motseki saw how well the farmers in a neighbouring area were doing – they had strong, quality plants and good yields – he decided to copy their method ...read more
Fisheries project builds peace and livelihoods in Burundi
 - 17/01/2013 - “In 1993 I fled the war in Burundi and took my family to D.R. Congo” says Crispin Niragira, “We fled the terrible war in DRC in 1997 and went to ...read more
FAO and EU support returnees for peace in Burundi
 - 03/12/2012 - “During the war I fled Burundi and took my family to Tanzania. We were there for 16 years” says Ido Modeste, a returnee in the village of Buzimba, Rumonge province ...read more
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