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FAO in Southern Africa prepares for the looming 2018/19 El Niño occurrence
 - 21/11/2018 - As predictions for El Niño reach 83 percent, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has begun preparing for its potential impact on the upcoming planting season across ...read more

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Ninety schoolchildren in the Syrian Arab Republic colourfully share their ideas to achieve Zero Hunger
 - 24/10/2018 - To eliminate hunger in the world by 2030, agricultural and environmental practices must change to ensure that everyone has access to enough nutritious food. The Food and Agriculture Organization of ...read more
World Food Day in Iraq: Working together to achieve zero hunger by 2030
 - 16/10/2018 - To celebrate World Food Day, the Ministry of Agriculture in Iraq, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) joined together under ...read more
Technologies and innovations boost national capacity for data collection of cereal production in the Syrian Arab Republic
 - 03/10/2018 - The Syrian Arab Republic featured a first-ever assessment of wheat and barley yields, the nation’s two most important principal cereal crops, using advanced information and communication technologies. The adoption of ...read more
FAO provides relief and rehabilitation to farmers affected by Kenya floods
 - 01/10/2018 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has begun distributing seeds, animal vaccinations and farming tools to victims of the March–May rains in Kenya that resulted in ...read more
Conflict pushes South Sudanese into hunger: more than 6 million people face desperate food shortages
 - 28/09/2018 - Relentless conflict and insecurity throughout the annual lean season pushed 6.1 million people – nearly 60 percent of the population – into extreme hunger in South Sudan, though the situation ...read more
Government of South Sudan develop long-term plan to fight Fall Armyworm
 - 27/09/2018 - South Sudan’s Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, with support from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has developed a five-year plan for sustainable management and ...read more
Supporting vulnerable fruit producers after bushfires in the Syrian Arab Republic
 - 13/09/2018 - “It was devastating. All my trees were burned within the blink of an eye,” said Jassem Kafra, 45, an olive farmer from Lattakia governorate. Jassem is one of 4 000 ...read more
Goats help power the engine of recovery for women in northeastern Nigeria
 - 11/09/2018 - The Kanyi, a local name for Sahel breed of goat, admired for its delicate legs and striking hair often reddish brown, has long been the dominant breed among the women ...read more
East Africa sets out regional plan to fight Rift Valley fever
 - 10/09/2018 - Leading experts in animal health and public health from 11 countries developed a regional plan of action against the Rift Valley fever outbreak in East Africa at a high-level meeting ...read more
Effective water management in the Arab world is key to future growth and stability
 - 28/08/2018 - Water scarcity in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region can either be a destabilizing factor or a motive that binds communities together, according to a new joint report ...read more