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Ten years after the Indian Ocean Tsunami, the need for increasing resilience of agricultural livelihoods against disasters is a major lesson learned
 - 25/11/2014 - With the ten year anniversary of the devastating Indian Ocean Tsunami just weeks away, representatives from ASEAN member countries are assessing the lessons they’ve learned and action taken since then ...read more

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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
Guinea: The Ministry of Agriculture, FAO and WFP join forces to assess the impact of the Ebola outbreak on agriculture and food security
 - 17/10/2014 - The Ministry of Agriculture, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have initiated on 14 October 2014 a rapid assessment of ...read more
Liberia: Ebola outbreak stops women farmers  from repaying loan
 - 15/10/2014 - On a sunny Tuesday morning in mid-September 2014, an FAO team entered the Ebola-stricken town of Foya, carefully making its way to an FAO-supported poultry production facility. “About half a ...read more
Syrian farmers in Ar-Raqqa governorate receiving cereal seeds from FAO
 - 14/10/2014 - FAO is distributing over 1 100 tonnes of wheat and barley seeds in Ar-Raqqa governorate to meet the needs of nearly 4 500 small-scale farmers for the autumn/winter planting season, ...read more