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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

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Logistical obstacles and the challenges of emergency food and agriculture responses in South Sudan
 - 12/02/2014 - Even under the best of circumstances major logistical obstacles make it difficult for FAO to support humanitarian and development initiatives in South Sudan. Before the start of the crisis, FAO ...read more
Spillover effects of FAO Lesotho Emergency and Resilience Programme
 - 07/02/2014 - FAO Lesotho and the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security (MAFS) started the Emergency and Resilience Programme (ERP) in 2012, reaching by 2013 up to 18 500 vulnerable farming households ...read more
Nearly 860,000 people remain acutely food insecure in Somalia with 51,000 children facing increased risk of death
 - 05/02/2014 - Successive seasons of near to above average rainfall in most parts of Somalia, low food prices and continued humanitarian response have brought down the number of people requiring urgent, ...read more
Local Chiefs in Nimba and Maryland Counties Praise FAO and Ministry of Agriculture
 - 31/01/2014 - Local chiefs in Nimba and Maryland Counties are expressing delight over the quality of agricultural inputs and level of technical support provided them by the Food and Agriculture Organization of ...read more
Irish Ambassador applauds Filipino farmers’ resilience and expresses commitment to providing longer-term support
 - 30/01/2014 - During a visit to an FAO project near Tacloban, Joe Hayes, the non-resident Irish Ambassador to the Philippines applauded the resilience of the farmers and fishers whose lives and livelihoods were devastated ...read more
Food within our reach
 - 27/01/2014 - While travelling through Upper Andágueda Indian Reservation in the Municipality of Bagadó in Choco - Colombia, it’s easy to realize that everything is different here. Instead of large paved roads, ...read more
New Zealand Ambassador visits FAO project supporting displaced farmers in the Southern Philippines
 - 24/01/2014 - New Zealand’s Ambassador to the Philippines, Reuben Levermore, has lauded FAO’s support to displaced farming communities in the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) in the Southern Philippines. With funding from ...read more
Tonga Ministry of Agriculture coordinates relief efforts with key partners
 - 24/01/2014 - As the Government of Tonga focuses on meeting immediate needs such as shelter, water and sanitation for people affected by the recent category 5 Tropical Cyclone Ian in the islands ...read more
Women praise LAC 23 rice varieties
 - 24/01/2014 - Several women farmers in Nimba, Grand Gedeh, and Maryland Counties in Liberia say they are happy with the breed of high-yielding, short-cycled, disease-resistant, and tasty rice variety which they love ...read more
World Bank report recognizes FAO ICT project in Uganda - CASE STUDY
 - 17/01/2014 - A new World Bank study on mobile applications for the agricultural and forest sector recognizes FAO’s expertise on mobile data collection technology for drought preparedness in Uganda. Published in December ...read more