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Locust control in Madagascar – up to the last breath
 - 04/05/2015 - Late morning on Beravy Plain in Madagascar – the sky is clear, the air is heavy and the grass high and green although it starts drying out, with some sparse ...read more

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Sahel: FAO calls for emergency support to fight food insecurity
 - 13/02/2015 - About 20 million people are still affected by food insecurity in the Sahel, and are likely to see their situation deteriorate rapidly in 2015. Among them, 2.6 million people already ...read more
Sierra Leone: Women vegetable farmers face huge losses due to the Ebola outbreak
 - 05/02/2015 - Women vegetable farmers and traders in the Koinadugu District in the north of Sierra Leone have expressed frustration over the fall in prices for their produce resulting in huge income ...read more
Small-scale livestock keepers in Syria receive emergency support from FAO
 - 04/02/2015 - Nearly 4 000 000 sheep, goats and cattle across Syria will be treated for parasites by FAO with the support of the Syrian Veterinary Association (SVA). This mass treatment campaign ...read more
Ebola: Acting quickly and effectively for agriculture and food security in Guinea
 - 02/02/2015 - In January 2015, the Ministry of Agriculture of Guinea, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) published the rapid assessment report ...read more
Highlights of the Emergencies Director visit to South Sudan
 - 28/01/2015 - Mr Dominique Burgeon, Director of FAO's Emergency and Rehabilitation Division and Coordinator of the Organizations's resilience work, visited South Sudan from 15-20 January 2015. [View the story "FAO Emergency Director field ...read more
FAO’s Emergencies Director visits South Sudan to view crucial resilience building efforts
 - 23/01/2015 - Less than three years since its Independence, violence erupted in South Sudan in December 2013. Since then, 1.5 million South Sudanese fled their homes, some managing to bring valuable livelihood ...read more
Sierra Leone: Farmers express concern over their livelihoods in the face of the Ebola outbreak
 - 22/01/2015 - Farmers and managers of Agri-Business Centres (ABCs) in Sierra Leone identify quarantine measures, bans on group activities and the closure of periodic markets as major causes of disruption of farming ...read more
Seed security helps enhance agricultural production and food security among Basotho farmers
 - 09/01/2015 - Recently, farmers in Lesotho have been consistently obtaining low yields from their staple crops. This has affected food production as well as considerably reducing incomes. The causes of these low crop ...read more
From Farm-to-Table in South Sudan
 - 30/12/2014 - There was a dearth of good news from South Sudan in 2014. We can end the year on one good note, however. In September 2014, despite the ongoing crisis in South ...read more
West Africa needs to sustain market chains and trade of agricultural products despite disruptions caused by the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak
 - 19/12/2014 - In addition to the health consequences in West Africa, the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak has also led to various economic and social disruptions in affected and neighbouring countries. The direct ...read more