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Food security worsens as drought looms in Somalia
 - 07/07/2014 - Somalia’s food security crisis is expected to worsen over the next several months following poor performance of the major rainy season (Gu), shrinking humanitarian assistance and access, increasing malnutrition, conflict ...read more

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Field visit to Bahr el Ghazal witnesses continued impact of FAO programmes in region
 - 07/06/2014 - On the 26th May 2014, Dr. Sue Lautze, Head of FAO in South Sudan and the UN’s Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator, visited the Greater Bahr el Ghazal region in South Sudan. ...read more
Fishing kit distributions in South Sudan boost food security for Bol Deng and his family
 - 03/06/2014 - In Warrap State, South Sudan, fishing is a family activity for Bol Deng and his three children. Bol learned how to fish from his grandfather and today he boasts that ...read more
Control operations around Antananarivo: FAO has a good hold on the situation (in FRENCH)
 - 20/05/2014 - Des essaims ont été à nouveau repérés autour d’Antananarivo. La population des zones infestées essaie de protéger ses cultures par des feux de brousse. En étroite collaboration avec le Gouvernement ...read more
FAO protects South Sudanese goats from disease in Eastern Equatoria
 - 20/05/2014 - On 15 May 2014 over 200 goats were vaccinated against PPR (Peste des Petit Ruminants) in Torit town, Eastern Equatoria state. The PPR vaccines are included in FAO’s emergency livestock ...read more
Delayed rains, persistent insecurity spark renewed crisis concerns in Somalia
 - 02/05/2014 - A combination of delayed Gu (April-June) rains, rising food prices and persistent insecurity in Somalia is likely to worsen the country’s food security situation in the coming months, experts have warned. Food security ...read more
Japan contributes $2 million to combat the locust plague in Madagascar (in FRENCH)
 - 23/04/2014 - Le Gouvernement du Japon signe aujourd’hui un accord de financement avec l’Organisation des Nations Unies pour l’alimentation et l’agriculture (FAO) en vue de contribuer au Programme triennal de réponse à ...read more
Backyard poultry - an alternative way to sustain food security and nutrition in Syria
 - 03/04/2014 - Three years after the start of the crisis in Syria, people are finding it more and more difficult to meet their basic needs. Many have lost their livelihoods and are ...read more
Piracy: FAO, Puntland President launch Somali fishermen database
 - 27/03/2014 - FAO and Puntland authorities have launched the first database for Somali fishermen in decades aimed at improving management of fisheries in the Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden. In the ...read more
The locust control campaign in Madagascar is proceeding at a fast pace
 - 26/03/2014 - The first locust control campaign in response to the Madagascar locust plague is proceeding at a fast pace. Between 1 and 20 March 2014, the treated area increased by more ...read more
Building peace through agriculture in the Central African Republic
 - 26/03/2014 - FAO senior officials met today with a high level clerical delegation working in the Central African Republic to talk about FAO’s work in the country and how agriculture can play ...read more