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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

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Increasing capacity to prepare and manage plant pests and animal diseases in the West Bank and Gaza Strip
 - 13/07/2018 - The occurrence of transboundary plant pests and animal diseases poses grave socio-economic consequences as it affects food and nutrition security, human health, livelihoods, trade and economic development. In an effort ...read more
FAO and partners call for innovative solutions to agricultural production
 - 12/07/2018 - Stakeholders in the agricultural sector have underscored the need to promote technology, innovation and highly impactful solutions as a necessary step towards improved production, sustainability and long-term development of the ...read more
UN food agencies team up to secure livelihoods in northeastern Nigeria
 - 12/07/2018 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have launched a joint effort to support conflict-affected people in northeastern Nigeria to increase ...read more
FAO organizes its third Africa ECTAD regional meeting in Egypt
 - 11/07/2018 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Diseases (ECTAD) Programme held its 3rd Africa-wide regional meeting in Cairo, Egypt from 2 to ...read more
FAO and USAID join hands with Government to fight rabies in Moshi
 - 04/07/2018 - Tanzania loses an estimated 1 500 people to rabies every year, a zoonotic disease that is caused by a bite from infected dogs primarily, but also cats or some wild ...read more
FAO and China enter agreement to limit animal disease in Southeast Asia
 - 03/07/2018 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has entered into a three-way partnership with China and five other countries in Southeast Asia to limit the spread of ...read more
FAO will assist over 1 million people to grow up to eight months’ worth of food during northeastern Nigeria’s 2018 rainy season
 - 28/06/2018 - Long-awaited seasonal rains are making their way across northeastern Nigeria where millions of farmers eagerly anticipate the chance to break ground. After a prolonged period of Boko Haram-related conflict, markets ...read more
Working together to promote peace
 - 19/06/2018 - A few months ago, it would have been impossible to imagine a woman from the Twa community visiting predominantly Bantu villages to talk about peace. According to a long-held belief ...read more
Farmers select their ‘seed of choice’ in FAO’s first-ever seed fair in northeastern Nigeria
 - 08/06/2018 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) held its first seed fair in northeastern Nigeria on 2 June 2018 in Tikau, a large ward in the Nangere ...read more
FAO boosts skills through farmer field schools as farmers return to their fields in northeastern Nigeria
 - 30/05/2018 - As the security situation improves in northeastern Nigeria, more farmers and livestock owners return to their villages. To address their critical need for local agricultural extension services, the Food and ...read more