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Strengthening capacity to manage animal disease emergencies in Southern Africa
 - 16/08/2017 - The occurrence of transboundary animal diseases - especially those that can be transmitted to human beings from animals - poses grave socio-economic consequences for Southern Africa. They affect food and nutrition security, ...read more

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Fall armyworm spreads to East Africa
 - 25/04/2017 - As millions of east African farmers seek to recover from a devastating drought, they face a new threat – the fall armyworm. The pest has been recently detected in Kenya ...read more
Animal vaccinations in Yemen help protect families’ livelihoods
 - 10/04/2017 - Livestock ownership is of considerable importance for Yemen’s rural population. Households typically keep sheep, goats and cattle, and rely on the consumption and sale of their products to survive. Being ...read more
FAO supported farmers look to good harvest in northeastern Nigeria
 - 27/03/2017 - Farmers supported by FAO in northeastern Nigeria are looking to a very good harvest going by the amount and quality of crops some of them have so far gathered from their fields. Monitoring and Evaluation ...read more
Mobile veterinary clinics in Haiti
 - 24/03/2017 - By Justine Texier - We’ve arrived in Torbeck, a commune in southern Haiti, which was severely hit by Hurricane Matthew six months ago. Here, as in other departments of the ...read more
New Emergency Needs Assessment Guidelines point the way to more standardized FAO assessments in emergencies
 - 24/03/2017 - FAO has just released new guidelines ‒ the Phased Agricultural Livelihoods Needs Assessment Framework and Tools and its Technical Annexes ‒ to help guide field staff undertake or supervise assessments ...read more
Seed fairs: a way to fight vulnerable farmers’ food insecurity
 - 23/03/2017 - Seed fairs are a special type of voucher system, whereby a temporary market is set up to allow for small-scale farmers to access quality seeds at subsidized prices through the ...read more
FAO and UN partners bring seeds of hope to flood-affected farmers in Myanmar
 - 14/03/2017 - Six months after the destructive floods that destroyed planted rice paddy, villagers from Shwe Hlay in Magway Region in Myanmar’s Dry Zone are now able to harvest winter crops thanks ...read more
IGAD and FAO building field capacity for resilience
 - 08/03/2017 - On 27 February, 21 Master Trainers, including four women, graduated from a three-month Agropastoral Field School (APFS) Master Trainer course held at the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Sheikh Technical ...read more
Empowering women in the Yemeni dairy sector
 - 08/03/2017 - For 25-year-old Fathia Moafaa, every day is a struggle to make ends meet. Her work starts at 6pm, just after evening prayers and, apart from a short break at 10pm, ...read more
Increasing food availability by supporting fisher folk in South Sudan
 - 24/02/2017 - Just north of the South Sudanese capital Juba lies Terekeka state, home to the Mundari, one of South Sudan’s 64 ethnic groups. Mundaris are predominantly cattle keepers but also practice small-scale agriculture ...read more