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UN food agencies team up to secure livelihoods in northeastern Nigeria
 - 12/07/2018 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have launched a joint effort to support conflict-affected people in northeastern Nigeria to increase ...read more

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Ethiopia evaluates its animal health surveillance system
 - 04/05/2018 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in partnership with the Government of Ethiopia through the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Resources (MoALR), has conducted an animal ...read more
Stopping Avian Influenza in Togo
 - 02/05/2018 - Imagine an outbreak of a disease that wipes out your livestock and livelihood in a matter of days, and there is no laboratory in the country that can quickly detect ...read more
Restoring the livelihoods and food supply of farming and fishing families in the Philippines
 - 30/04/2018 - In 2017, rural families in the Philippines struggled to regain their livelihoods after a succession of strong typhoons, drought and conflict decimated crops, farm animals and productive assets. Missing the ...read more
Enhancing sustainable solutions to refugees’ and host communities’ energy needs in Bangladesh
 - 28/04/2018 - The rapid massive influx of new arrivals to Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar from Myanmar after violence erupted on 25 August 2017 increased competition over scarce resources. The lack of access to ...read more
Early actions to support vulnerable herders in the Niger’s Zinder and Tahoua regions
 - 26/04/2018 - Millions of people rely on the Sahel’s drylands, whose livelihoods depend on livestock production. However, comparably lower investments were recently made towards people in these areas that, in addition to ...read more
Improving the resilience of vulnerable families in Mali and Mauritania
 - 24/04/2018 - Millions of vulnerable families living across the Sahel are exposed to recurrent shocks, exacerbated by climate change, which undermine their fragile food security and nutrition situation. To inform the design of ...read more
Enhancing resilience of crisis-affected families in the Central African Republic
 - 21/04/2018 - Employing the caisses de résilience approach in the Central African Republic, FAO helped to strengthen the social cohesion of vulnerable communities, while improving their food production capacity.Almost 50 000 families ...read more
Strengthening the resilience of indigenous communities in Bangladesh
 - 17/04/2018 - Two thousand indigenous families in Bangladesh’s Chittagong Hill Tracts received training and agricultural livelihoods packages to improve poultry, vegetable and rice production. The families live in one of the poorest ...read more
Stopping avian influenza at source in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
 - 12/04/2018 - Cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza were confirmed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in June 2017. Rapid deployment of specialist equipment and resources from FAO’s emergency equipment stockpile ...read more
Complementing social protection benefits in Lesotho
 - 09/04/2018 - In 2015–2016, southern Africa experienced the worst drought in 35 years, caused by El Niño, resulting in poor local crop production and high levels of food insecurity. While the 2016 ...read more