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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

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South Sudanese trapped or displaced by fighting received livelihoods support
 - 27/03/2018 - FAO’s emergency livelihood response programme in South Sudan assisted more than 4 million people in 2017. In an effort to reach those communities trapped by or seeking refuge from the ...read more
Belgium supports FAO in providing Early Warning Early Action assistance to vulnerable farmers in southern Madagascar
 - 24/03/2018 - Over the past years, the population of southern Madagascar has experienced a dramatic reduction in crop production. This was mainly the result of three consecutive years of crop failure due ...read more
FAO and the Government of Uganda launch a new surveillance evaluation tool to support government in prevention and control zoonotic diseases
 - 21/03/2018 - As part of its continued support to the government of Uganda, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in partnership with the government of Uganda through the ...read more
Detecting a high-risk strain of avian influenza for the first time in Myanmar
 - 20/03/2018 - Animal health workers in Myanmar detected a strain of avian influenza virus in poultry, which had not been detected in the country before. The virus, influenza A(H5N6), presents a risk ...read more
Creating alternative livelihoods for farming families in Iraq
 - 14/03/2018 - In 2017, conflict in Iraq caused new displacements, while other people returned home as areas became safe. At the end of 2017, 2.6 million people remained displaced, and 3.2 million ...read more
New livelihood opportunities for host communities in Bangladesh mean improved nutrition for Rohingya refugees
 - 12/03/2018 - More than 500 host community farming families in Cox’s Bazar district, Bangladesh, will soon be able to grow new varieties of crops to eat and sell thanks to agricultural machinery ...read more
Yemeni dairy farmers are producing more milk to feed their children and community
 - 12/03/2018 - In Yemen, where 17 million people (60 percent of the population) are severely food insecure and malnutrition rates are high, FAO is helping to protect dairy farmers’ herds and enable ...read more
Rapid interventions safeguard livestock in Ethiopia - Hany
 - 08/03/2018 - After one failed rainy season after another in Ethiopia’s Somali Region, Hany Abdullahi Aaden was increasingly worried about the survival of her livestock. Hany lives in Daratole District with her ...read more
Rapid interventions safeguard livestock in Ethiopia - Yusuf
 - 08/03/2018 - In 2016, the April to May rains known as the “gu” failed. While livestock farmers like Yusuf Salad were worried, they held high hopes for the “deyr”, which arrive during ...read more
Rapid interventions safeguard livestock in Ethiopia - Mahabo
 - 08/03/2018 - At the end of 2016, Mahabo Hassen, a livestock owner from the outskirts of Warder, was particularly vulnerable to the deepening drought in Ethiopia’s Somali Region. “We were pure herders. We ...read more