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FAO regional training aims to improve access to new tool for assessment of laboratories and AMR surveillance systems
 - 17/05/2018 - Life saving medicines fail when bacteria become resistant to them, so countries are racing to battle these ‘bad bugs’ through improved surveillance systems to protect animals, people and livelihoods. Without ...read more

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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
Mitigating conflict around natural resources in Abyei (South Sudan/the Sudan)
 - 05/04/2018 - Between 2015 and 2017, FAO worked with tribal communities in the Abyei Administrative Area to reduce the risk of resource-based conflicts and strengthen resilience through dialogue and negotiation. The area ...read more
Belgium supports FAO in early action for pastoralists to keep their livestock alive through localized dry spells in the Sudan
 - 03/04/2018 - The Sudan is one of the driest countries in Africa, where 70 percent of the rural population relies on subsistence agriculture for their livelihoods, and rainfall can determine whether or ...read more
Supporting livestock health and improving dairy production in Haiti
 - 03/04/2018 - In Haiti, access to veterinary services is vital, as livestock production is a main source of income. However, these services are generally expensive or simply unavailable in rural areas. In ...read more
Improving nutrition among Syrian children through education
 - 29/03/2018 - Thousands of Syrian school children participated in food and nutrition education that used gardens to teach them about the importance of eating fruit and vegetables as part of a healthy ...read more
FAO assists at-risk farmers during the dry season in northeastern Nigeria
 - 28/03/2018 - Aisa ya Maida, who lost her husband during an attack on her home in Magumeri, a Local Government Authority (LGA) in Borno State, fled to Mashumari village in Konduga (a ...read more
South Sudanese trapped or displaced by fighting received livelihoods support
 - 27/03/2018 - FAO’s emergency livelihood response programme in South Sudan assisted more than 4 million people in 2017. In an effort to reach those communities trapped by or seeking refuge from the ...read more
Belgium supports FAO in providing Early Warning Early Action assistance to vulnerable farmers in southern Madagascar
 - 24/03/2018 - Over the past years, the population of southern Madagascar has experienced a dramatic reduction in crop production. This was mainly the result of three consecutive years of crop failure due ...read more
FAO and the Government of Uganda launch a new surveillance evaluation tool to support government in prevention and control zoonotic diseases
 - 21/03/2018 - As part of its continued support to the government of Uganda, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in partnership with the government of Uganda through the ...read more
Detecting a high-risk strain of avian influenza for the first time in Myanmar
 - 20/03/2018 - Animal health workers in Myanmar detected a strain of avian influenza virus in poultry, which had not been detected in the country before. The virus, influenza A(H5N6), presents a risk ...read more