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Cushioning the blow - Zimbabwe
 - 21/08/2014 - Droughts cause poor harvests, Zimbabwean smallholders receive payout Smallholder farmers in Africa have long borne the brunt of the adverse effects of global climate change. They are perpetually at the mercy ...read more

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Debriefing and results of the first locust control campaign in Madagascar
 - 27/06/2014 - A debriefing on the results of the first locust control campaign (2013/14) of the Three year Programme in response to the locust plague, was held on Friday 27 June 2014 ...read more
FAO emergency director tours the agency’s new offices in Mogadishu
 - 26/06/2014 - Dominique Burgeon, FAO’s Director, Emergency and Rehabilitation Division has today toured the agency’s new home in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. FAO’s Head of Office a.i. in Somalia, Rudi van Aaken, ...read more
In Bangui, conflict-hit farmers access bank loans
 - 24/06/2014 - When Jérôme Saragba was shot in the throat by marauding armed men at the end of 2013, it could have been the end of a long life devoted to farming ...read more
Agro-pastoralist course inspires graduates to spread knowledge and improve food security in South Sudan
 - 23/06/2014 - After eight weeks of intensive learning in the field and the classroom, nineteen South Sudanese graduated from FAO South Sudan’s Agro-Pastoral Master Training Course on 7 June 2014 in Lira, ...read more
FAO with the support of UK-DFID to develop first-of-its-kind hybrid boat for Typhoon Haiyan-affected fisherfolk
 - 16/06/2014 - Small-scale fishers whose livelihoods were devastated by Typhoon Haiyan will soon have access to a new hybrid boat developed jointly by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and ...read more
Farming in an unlikely place creates new livelihoods in Gaza
 - 12/06/2014 - The Bedouin community of Umm an-Naser – one of the poorest and most food insecure areas of the Gaza Strip – has been cut off from grazing lands. Unable to ...read more
Regional workshop on Integrating Nutrition and Food Security Programming - Sahel
 - 10/06/2014 - The Regional training workshop on “Integrating Nutrition and Food Security programming for emergency response and resilience building” aims to build capacities of humanitarian actors on how to better integrate nutrition ...read more
Field visit to Bahr el Ghazal witnesses continued impact of FAO programmes in region
 - 07/06/2014 - On the 26th May 2014, Dr. Sue Lautze, Head of FAO in South Sudan and the UN’s Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator, visited the Greater Bahr el Ghazal region in South Sudan. ...read more
Fishing kit distributions in South Sudan boost food security for Bol Deng and his family
 - 03/06/2014 - In Warrap State, South Sudan, fishing is a family activity for Bol Deng and his three children. Bol learned how to fish from his grandfather and today he boasts that ...read more
Control operations around Antananarivo: FAO has a good hold on the situation (in FRENCH)
 - 20/05/2014 - Des essaims ont été à nouveau repérés autour d’Antananarivo. La population des zones infestées essaie de protéger ses cultures par des feux de brousse. En étroite collaboration avec le Gouvernement ...read more