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Sky-rocketing food prices in South Sudan are deepening food insecurity and raising new vulnerabilities
 - 02/07/2015 - A major food crisis has enveloped South Sudan and continues to deteriorate at an alarming rate. In the first half of 2015, the prices of basic food commodities consistently increased, ...read more

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Farming communities survive Ebola virus disease
 - 11/06/2015 - Robust social mobilization activities including sensitization has largely contributed to the increase in the survival rate. In August 2014, 127 agriculture extension agents across Sierra Leone were trained on social ...read more
FAO Representative urges beneficiaries  to take ownership of project farms
 - 11/06/2015 - On a three day official field visit to Grand Gedeh and Maryland Counties in early May, FAO Representative in Liberia, Marc Abdala, said FAO-supported projects were aimed at increasing food ...read more
Growing risk of food insecurity after Nepal earthquakes, as monsoon approaches
 - 08/06/2015 - Half of all farming households in key rural districts lost nearly all of their stored crops of rice, maize, wheat and millet in the recent Nepal earthquakes, according to a ...read more
FAO emergency rice seed distribution in Nepal nearly complete
 - 03/06/2015 - Just over five weeks since Nepal's devastating earthquake of 25 April, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations expects to complete its emergency distribution of rice seeds to farmers in ...read more
FAO Local Seed Sourcing – A Domino Effect of Benefits
 - 28/05/2015 - FAO is providing much-needed seeds to Nepalese farmers affected by the devastating earthquakes of 25 April and 12 May, thanks to funding from Belgium, Italy and FAO’s own resources. Rice ...read more
Food security situation dire for millions in Nepal
 - 25/05/2015 - The two recent earthquakes in Nepal have had a major impact on food security and agricultural livelihoods. Around two-thirds of Nepalese depend on agriculture for their livelihood – many at ...read more
FAO delivers emergency livelihood kits to flood-affected farmers in Zambézia and Sofala provinces
 - 21/05/2015 - The floods in Mozambique earlier this year devastated cropland and private property in Nampula, Sofala, Tete and Zambézia Provinces. In addition to the loss of productive land, farmers also lost ...read more
Italy provides EUR 400 000 to help earthquake-affected farmers in Nepal
 - 20/05/2015 - Thousands of farming families whose livelihoods were devastated by the recent earthquakes in Nepal will soon have access to time-critical agricultural inputs thanks to rapid funding from Italy. The EUR ...read more
FAO Representative meets with Ebola survivors in Sierra Leone
 - 19/05/2015 - During his tour in farming communities in the Eastern Province of Sierra Leone, Dr Gabriel Rugalema, FAO Representative, extended condolences to Ebola survivors and their families in Perri Village, Dama ...read more
Ambassador of Thailand and FAO officials visit Sindhupalchok
 - 18/05/2015 - H.E. Mr. Vutti Vuttisant, Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal travelled by road on 15 May 2015 to visit Sindhupalchok district to take stock of the situation after the devastating 7.8 ...read more