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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

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Ebola crippling agriculture and livelihoods in northern Liberia
 - 23/09/2014 - The Ebola epidemic is washing away years of progress and hard work. Savings consolidated over several years have been completely depleted due to the disease’s destruction of income generating opportunities. ...read more
Emergency Assistance Reaches 1.5 million in South Sudan
 - 21/09/2014 - On Monday, FAO North America hosted Sue Lautze, FAO representative and UN Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan, at a briefing about the crisis in the country. Since last December, ...read more
Conservation Agriculture explained by farmers to farmers in Lesotho
 - 14/09/2014 - During the month of June 2014, up to106 farmers practicing Conservation Agriculture (CA) had the opportunity to exchange views, experiences and ideas with other farmers during their visit to two ...read more
Following FAO’s seed distributions, monitoring missions for the agricultural campaign take place in the Central African Republic
 - 11/09/2014 - In addition to distributions of inputs to households, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) distributed crop seeds to 90 seed multiplier groups (1 600 households) in ...read more
FAO calls for immediate action as new food crisis unfolds in Somalia
 - 07/09/2014 - FAO has called on all actors in and outside Somalia to respond to clear indications of a worsening food crisis by acting now to save lives in the in the ...read more
Over one million people in Somalia face acute food insecurity as food crisis worsens
 - 06/09/2014 - The gradual recovery and gains made since the end of the famine in 2012 are being lost as poor rains, conflict, trade disruptions and reduced humanitarian assistance led to a ...read more
The Central African Republic: evaluations on food security have started
 - 03/09/2014 - FAO and its partners started a series of analyses on food security at the national level that will allow to better respond to the needs of farming families. The Crop ...read more
Cushioning the blow - Zimbabwe
 - 21/08/2014 - Droughts cause poor harvests, Zimbabwean smallholders receive payout Smallholder farmers in Africa have long borne the brunt of the adverse effects of global climate change. They are perpetually at the mercy ...read more
A Field Guide to Disaster Risk Reduction in Southern Africa
 - 13/08/2014 - Combining FAO’s field experience and technical expertise to support DRR practitioners With funding from ECHO, the toolkit has been developed drawing on the extensive practical and technical knowledge of FAO’s experts ...read more
Conflict-affected populations in South Sudan farm together
 - 05/08/2014 - In Rumbek, Lakes State, FAO South Sudan reached over 600 households with emergency livelihood crop kits between June and July 2014.  This includes over 7 metric tons of sorghum, maize, sesame and cowpea ...read more