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Empowering women through strengthened livelihoods
 - 02/12/2016 - Women are on the front line of the agricultural system, providing major inputs to the cultivation, processing and marketing of produce. Failing to address the inequalities and discrimination that face ...read more

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Two months before the end of the 2014/15 anti-locust campaign in Madagascar, objective almost reached (in FRENCH)
 - 24/06/2015 - Au cours de la réunion de restitution qui s’est tenue le 24 juin 2015 dans les locaux de la Représentation à Madagascar de l’Organisation des Nations Unies pour l’alimentation et ...read more
Ebola Outbreak: Guinea smallholders confident in the future (in FRENCH)
 - 23/06/2015 - A Gnoungouya, district de 450 habitants dont les moyens d’existence reposent sur l’agriculture, 18 personnes ont été contaminées par le virus Ebola et 9 en sont décédées. Outre ces pertes ...read more
West and Central Africa discussed coordination and synergies to contain Avian Influenza
 - 22/06/2015 - A two-day regional emergency consultation meeting held in Abuja, Nigeria, on 15 and 16 June 2015, discussed regional and national strategies and their implementation to improve regional coordination and synergies ...read more
FAO works side-by-side with community-based animal health workers to improve livestock health in South Sudan
 - 18/06/2015 - In the day of a community-based animal health worker (CBAHW) in South Sudan, you have to rise and shine before the cows do. CBAHWs are trained veterinarian service providers and ...read more
Rooting resilience through Farmer Field Schools in South Sudan
 - 16/06/2015 - With his hands full of tomatoes, Atiang Lual Yel took a break from his farm work to meet with a team from FAO South Sudan and the Swiss Agency for ...read more
Grand Gedeh County superintendent appreciates FAO requests more support for farmers
 - 16/06/2015 - Hon. Peter Solo, Grand Gedeh County Superintendent, has commended FAO for its enduring partnership in agriculture. Speaking in Zwedru in May when FAO Representative in Liberia Mr. Marc Abdala - ...read more
Higher farm labor cost affects women farmers
 - 15/06/2015 - The increase in the cost for labour in farming communities in Sierra Leone has greatly disturbed the activities of farmers, to the extent of preventing most women from engaging in ...read more
Stabilizing Nepal’s mountain slopes to help farmers return to their fields
 - 15/06/2015 - Since the earthquakes in Nepal, some farmers have noticed water disappearing into the ground, leaving just-watered terraces suddenly dry. Certain springs have dried up while others have suddenly filled with ...read more
Farming communities survive Ebola virus disease
 - 11/06/2015 - Robust social mobilization activities including sensitization has largely contributed to the increase in the survival rate. In August 2014, 127 agriculture extension agents across Sierra Leone were trained on social ...read more
FAO Representative urges beneficiaries  to take ownership of project farms
 - 11/06/2015 - On a three day official field visit to Grand Gedeh and Maryland Counties in early May, FAO Representative in Liberia, Marc Abdala, said FAO-supported projects were aimed at increasing food ...read more