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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

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Ethiopia’s historic seed campaign leads to USD 1 billion in savings
 - 14/11/2016 - Ethiopia has completed the most widespread and impressive seed distribution campaign ever undertaken during an emergency in the country’s history. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) ...read more
Ethiopia battles wheat rust disease outbreak in critical wheat-growing regions
 - 08/11/2016 - An outbreak of wheat rust disease in critical wheat-growing regions of Ethiopia is threatening recent crop production gains in parts of the country, following a long period of El-Niño-induced drought. ...read more
South Sudan: escalating food crisis in 2017
 - 07/11/2016 - An increasing number of South Sudanese will continue to face difficulty in meeting daily food needs in the coming months despite harvests, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization has warned. ...read more
UN agencies scale up efforts to save lives in Southern Madagascar
 - 20/10/2016 - Following findings from a recent food security assessment across southern Madagascar, UN agencies are scaling up closely coordinated efforts to prevent an already dire situation from becoming a catastrophe. According to ...read more
FAO Emergencies Director assesses the scale of the drought and response in Afar Region, Ethiopia
 - 11/10/2016 - In less than a year, Holo Molo has lost more than a third of his livestock. The father of 14 living in the chronically drought-prone woreda of Elidar, Afar Region ...read more
Northeast Nigeria: engaging internally displaced people in vegetable production
 - 22/09/2016 - In Northeast Nigeria, internally displaced persons (IDPs) and host communities bear the brunt of the multiple impact of the current crisis. Most of displaced families have very limited resources to ...read more
Seed fairs eases drought effects in Malawi
 - 16/09/2016 - The sun is scorching, but clouds are slowly gathering up in the sky signalling another downpour. Bayison Zikachepa, a mother of four, walks to a seed stall to choose her ...read more
Pastoralist ‘dropouts’ in Ethiopia’s lowlands boost income through animal feed production and marketing
 - 31/08/2016 - Climate-related phenomena like El Niño and La Niña, have, in the last several decades, increased both in frequency and ferocity, hitting global agriculture with a blunt and brutal force. Typically, once every ten ...read more
FAO supports long-term recovery in Nepal through local farmers’ cooperatives
 - 29/08/2016 - Yam Bahadur Shrestha, 40, is a member of the local farmers’ cooperative, Shree Lapse Agricultural Cooperative Limited, in the Sindhupalchowk district of Nepal – an area hit hard by the 2015 earthquakes. ...read more
FAO earthquake emergency response helps empower women farmers in Nepal
 - 20/08/2016 - Like thousands of other small-scale women farmers in Nepal, Mira Nepal, 31, has been slowly recovering from the loss and destruction caused by the powerful earthquakes that hit the country in 2015. FAO, ...read more