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US$4 million to fight trans-boundary animal and plant pests and improve food safety in southern Africa
 - 28/11/2014 - A US$4 million project to strengthen controls of food security threats and better manage plant and animal pests and diseases in the Southern African region was launched today in Zimbabwe’s ...read more

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Sierra Leone: Report on the status of food and nutrition security in the context of the Ebola outbreak
 - 10/11/2014 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Food Security and the Food Security Cluster presented the preliminary findings ...read more
Madagascar, first locusts spotted
 - 07/11/2014 - The helicopter took off to carry out an extensive aerial survey between Antananarivo and Majunga in Madagascar, stopping at Maevatanana to refuel. The objective of the survey was to determine ...read more
FAO counteracts Transboundary Animal Diseases with capacity building
 - 06/11/2014 - Thirty five participants from many parts of South Sudan will complete an intensive training on “Risk Analysis of Transboundary Animal Disease” today in Rock City, Juba. Millions of animals in ...read more
Senegal: community listeners’ clubs on the frontline to stop the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease
 - 03/11/2014 - On 17 October, the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared the end of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Republic of Senegal, commending the country on its diligence ...read more
Two Films launched to bring Viet Nam “Towards Safer Hatcheries”
 - 30/10/2014 - The Department of Livestock Production (DLP) of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), and the Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Diseases (ECTAD) of the Food and Agriculture Organization ...read more
South Sudan marked its fourth World Food Day
 - 30/10/2014 - South Sudan marked its fourth World Food Day on 16 October 2014 with celebrations taking place in Juba, Central Equatoria and Rumbek, Lakes State. The national celebration in Juba opened ...read more
Women making a difference through community gardens
 - 30/10/2014 - It is a wet windy day in Dangarendove in Chirumanzu District, Zimbabwe. The skies open, albeit reluctantly, to release the last drizzles of what has certainly been a good agricultural ...read more
Social mobilization: 2 400 rural people to benefit from anti-Ebola messages and hygiene kits in Liberia
 - 28/10/2014 - The Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak has claimed over 4 800 lives, and continues to claim many more across West Africa. The epidemic is so severe that every sector of ...read more
Traditional methods for fighting locusts in Madagascar
 - 24/10/2014 - From the helicopter, the survey team spots a flight of locusts. The helicopter lands, the engine is switched off and the team alights to determine the characteristics of the locust ...read more
FAO launches the second campaign in response to the locust plague in Madagascar (in FRENCH)
 - 23/10/2014 - Suivant la planification établie lors du lancement du Programme, en 2013, trois campagnes successives devront être menées à terme pour venir à bout de l’invasion acridienne déclarée calamité nationale par ...read more