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Multi-pronged approach – key for effectively defeating fall armyworm in Africa
 - 01/05/2017 - Tackling the menace of the tenacious fall armyworm pest and avoiding economic hardship for smallholders across Africa requires quick and coordinated action, a massive awareness campaign, scientific innovation and multi-institutional ...read more

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Increasing food availability by supporting fisher folk in South Sudan
 - 24/02/2017 - Just north of the South Sudanese capital Juba lies Terekeka state, home to the Mundari, one of South Sudan’s 64 ethnic groups. Mundaris are predominantly cattle keepers but also practice small-scale agriculture ...read more
FAO scaling up agricultural assistance for returning IDPs in northeastern Nigeria
 - 23/02/2017 - Buoyed by the prospect of restarting life through agricultural livelihoods, many internally displaced persons (IDPs) in northeastern Nigeria are returning to farms supported by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United ...read more
Farmers in the Philippines replant their farms after Typhoon Sarika and Super Typhoon Haima
 - 21/02/2017 - As livelihood recovery efforts continue, farmers in the rice-producing provinces of Aurora and Nueva Ecija are optimistic that the upcoming harvest can help them rebound from the devastating impacts of ...read more
The productive transfers /CASH+ approach in the Sahel: empowering women in southern Mauritania
 - 10/02/2017 - In southern Mauritania, it is about one PM when Nejiha returns from the Monguél village market. Her eldest daughter is busy preparing lunch under the khaïma, while her brothers play ...read more
Revitalizing local trade in Abyei
 - 09/02/2017 - With Abyei’s farming, markets and distribution networks severely disrupted due to inter-communal conflict, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) strives to reactivate the local food economy dominated by ...read more
Emergency fertilizer distributions help conflict-affected Iraqi farmers increase wheat production
 - 08/02/2017 - More than 2 000 farmers affected by conflict in Iraq have received 750 tonnes of fertilizer from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to increase production of their winter ...read more
Emergency project boosts nutrition for vulnerable Pe Pin Yin villagers in Myanmar’s Rakhine State
 - 07/02/2017 - Relative to the rest of Myanmar, Rakhine State not only has the highest level of poverty in the country but also suffers from excessive rates of malnutrition. Almost 50 percent of the ...read more
FAO is committed to assisting drought-hit communities in Ethiopia
 - 06/02/2017 - Livestock are central to the livelihoods of the millions of pastoralists and agropastoralists living in southern and southeastern areas of Ethiopia, who now face the serious effects of a long ...read more
Fall armyworm outbreak a blow to prospects of recovery for southern Africa
 - 03/02/2017 - A fall armyworm outbreak, the first emergence of the pest in southern Africa, is causing considerable crop damage in some countries. If the pest damage aggravates, it could dampen prospects ...read more
Risk of famine increasing in Somalia as almost 3 million people face crisis and emergency food insecurity
 - 02/02/2017 - The effects of drought continue to deepen across Somalia, where half the population – 6.2 million people – now face acute food insecurity. In particular, the population facing crisis or emergency (IPC Phases ...read more