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Cattle disease puts Eastern Europe and Central Asia’s veterinary experts on alert
 - 27/11/2015 - An economically devastating cattle disease has made alarming advances into the Caucasus and nearby countries. To provide the latest information on diagnosis, prevention and control of Lumpy Skin Disease, FAO ...read more

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El Niño: Drought already decimating the herds of Ethiopian pastoralists
 - 29/10/2015 - On 25 October, a FAO assessment team visited an internally displaced person camp not far from Dire Dawa in Ethiopia’s Somali Region to better understand how the El Niño-driven drought ...read more
Belgium supports FAO in protecting and improving farmers’ livelihoods in earthquake-hit Nepal
 - 28/10/2015 - Belgium’s USD 500 000 contribution to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) emergency programme in Nepal is helping the Government to support more than 114 000 ...read more
Six months after the Nepal earthquakes: FAO continues to support building the resilience of affected farmers
 - 25/10/2015 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) continues to support the government-led efforts to address food security and livelihood needs in the six districts most affected by the ...read more
Grim picture of destruction caused by Myanmar floods. Huge livestock and paddy losses
 - 20/10/2015 - Recent flooding in Myanmar had a devastating impact on agricultural livelihoods and food security, according to a joint Government-United Nations report released today. Nearly 470 000 hectares of rice paddy ...read more
UN Agencies respond to growing food insecurity in southern Africa
 - 19/10/2015 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) are expanding their operations in response to growing food insecurity as a ...read more
Fourth wave of H7N9 avian influenza threatens livelihoods, public health
 - 16/10/2015 - Raising the alarm for poultry-related livelihoods and public health, FAO warned countries today that a fourth wave of avian influenza H7N9 has already begun. The novel A(H7N9) avian influenza virus ...read more
Rebuilding life after the Ebola virus disease in Guinea, survivors return to their communities (in FRENCH)
 - 28/09/2015 - Dans le cadre du programme national de riposte contre la maladie à virus Ebola, la FAO et les Ministères de l’Agriculture et de l’Elevage ont lancé en mai 2015 un ...read more
FAO opens the re-established central cold chain for livestock vaccines
 - 25/09/2015 - Together with the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries Industry (MLFI), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) officially opened the newly restored central cold chain in Juba ...read more
Women farmer groups on the road to recovery in Sierra Leone
 - 24/09/2015 - Thirty women groups attached to the Koinadugu Women Vegetable Farmers’ Cooperative benefited from high quality vegetable seeds of different varieties with support from FAO to enhance their production and depleted ...read more
Linking nutrition to social protection
 - 22/09/2015 - FAO in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security (MAFS), the Ministry of Social Development (MoS) and UNICEF facilitated training on nutrition, home gardening and social protection to ...read more