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Iraq: kick-starting agriculture and livelihoods in retaken areas
 - 08/12/2016 - Ghanam Ibrahim’s shovel scrapes the concrete as he scoops up debris and tosses it onto a growing pile at the bottom of the canal, ready for removal by an excavator. ...read more

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Seed fairs eases drought effects in Malawi
 - 16/09/2016 - The sun is scorching, but clouds are slowly gathering up in the sky signalling another downpour. Bayison Zikachepa, a mother of four, walks to a seed stall to choose her ...read more
Pastoralist ‘dropouts’ in Ethiopia’s lowlands boost income through animal feed production and marketing
 - 31/08/2016 - Climate-related phenomena like El Niño and La Niña, have, in the last several decades, increased both in frequency and ferocity, hitting global agriculture with a blunt and brutal force. Typically, once every ten ...read more
FAO supports long-term recovery in Nepal through local farmers’ cooperatives
 - 29/08/2016 - Yam Bahadur Shrestha, 40, is a member of the local farmers’ cooperative, Shree Lapse Agricultural Cooperative Limited, in the Sindhupalchowk district of Nepal – an area hit hard by the 2015 earthquakes. ...read more
FAO earthquake emergency response helps empower women farmers in Nepal
 - 20/08/2016 - Like thousands of other small-scale women farmers in Nepal, Mira Nepal, 31, has been slowly recovering from the loss and destruction caused by the powerful earthquakes that hit the country in 2015. FAO, ...read more
Latest analysis shows an alarming rise in food insecurity in northeast Nigeria
 - 19/08/2016 - Almost 4.5 million people are facing severe food insecurity in conflict-hit areas of northeast Nigeria. The latest Cadre harmonisé (CH) analysis for August to September 2016 shows a further deterioration in ...read more
Rekindling hope in northeast Nigeria
 - 19/08/2016 - On this World Humanitarian Day, we remember our commitment to leave no one behind as we recognize our shared humanity. In northeast Nigeria, where many farming households have been unable to ...read more
The road to resilience is paved with good governance
 - 05/08/2016 - In Somalia, up to 931,000 people remain in "crisis" and 22,000 more in "emergency".  In total 4.7 million people, 38 percent of the population, are acutely food insecure and struggling to ...read more
Forage production boosts the resilience of pastoralist communities in Ethiopia’s lowlands
 - 27/07/2016 - Ethiopia’s pastoral lowlands are bisected by a number of major river systems like the Awash River in Afar, which runs throughout the arid region. Awash and systems like the Wabe ...read more
Food insecurity in Juba deepens with countrywide repercussions
 - 21/07/2016 - The ongoing crisis in South Sudan is aggravating an already fragile socio‐economic context, in which many households are at risk of food insecurity and malnutrition both in rural and urban ...read more
Seed distributions offer new hope to drought-affected farmers in Ethiopia
 - 18/07/2016 - In Dessie Zuria, Amhara Region, dozens of farming households assemble on a dusty Tuesday morning in the local square. Camels and donkeys are parked alongside a bajaj and an open-backed ...read more