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Sweet potatoes – cultivating resilience, fighting malnutrition in Somalia
 - 18/11/2014 - The use of orange-fleshed sweet potatoes – containing high levels of Vitamin A precursor –  as animal fodder and food for humans has been successfully tested in southern Somalia. The ...read more

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Women making a difference through community gardens
 - 30/10/2014 - It is a wet windy day in Dangarendove in Chirumanzu District, Zimbabwe. The skies open, albeit reluctantly, to release the last drizzles of what has certainly been a good agricultural ...read more
Social mobilization: 2 400 rural people to benefit from anti-Ebola messages and hygiene kits in Liberia
 - 28/10/2014 - The Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak has claimed over 4 800 lives, and continues to claim many more across West Africa. The epidemic is so severe that every sector of ...read more
Traditional methods for fighting locusts in Madagascar
 - 24/10/2014 - From the helicopter, the survey team spots a flight of locusts. The helicopter lands, the engine is switched off and the team alights to determine the characteristics of the locust ...read more
FAO launches the second campaign in response to the locust plague in Madagascar (in FRENCH)
 - 23/10/2014 - Suivant la planification établie lors du lancement du Programme, en 2013, trois campagnes successives devront être menées à terme pour venir à bout de l’invasion acridienne déclarée calamité nationale par ...read more
Guinea: The Ministry of Agriculture, FAO and WFP join forces to assess the impact of the Ebola outbreak on agriculture and food security
 - 17/10/2014 - The Ministry of Agriculture, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have initiated on 14 October 2014 a rapid assessment of ...read more
Liberia: Ebola outbreak stops women farmers  from repaying loan
 - 15/10/2014 - On a sunny Tuesday morning in mid-September 2014, an FAO team entered the Ebola-stricken town of Foya, carefully making its way to an FAO-supported poultry production facility. “About half a ...read more
Syrian farmers in Ar-Raqqa governorate receiving cereal seeds from FAO
 - 14/10/2014 - FAO is distributing over 1 100 tonnes of wheat and barley seeds in Ar-Raqqa governorate to meet the needs of nearly 4 500 small-scale farmers for the autumn/winter planting season, ...read more
Ebola: Information-Education-Communication Programme in Guinea
 - 14/10/2014 - As part of the national programme for the fight against the Ebola virus disease, and in line with other technical and financial partners, FAO has developed and financed a technical ...read more
Gaza: Agricultural sector paralysed, over 80 percent of the population food insecure
 - 12/10/2014 - FAO expresses concern for the food security of all people in Gaza during the Cairo International Conference on Palestine, “Reconstructing Gaza”, hosted today by the Government of Egypt. “The livelihoods of ...read more
FAO and partners raise Ebola awareness of rural residents in Liberia
 - 10/10/2014 - The Government of Liberia through the Forestry Development Authority (FDA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Ministry of Health, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and other key stakeholders ...read more