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FAO supports Syrians to increase their crop production by restoring access to water
 - 12/12/2017 - Hassan Al-Hassan, a Syrian farmer in his 50s known to the locals as Abu Hasan, remembers how difficult it had been in the past few years in the village of ...read more

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Launch of the MOALI DRR Task force and drone mapping unit
 - 29/08/2017 - The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations announced that today the Myanmar Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MoALI) and the Ministry of Education (MoE) have officially ...read more
FAO nutrient block technology improves animal health and milk production in Yemen
 - 25/08/2017 - On most days, livestock owner Hamisa Mohammed Omar, knows that she will be able to feed her husband and five children only a meagre portion of rice for lunch, with ...read more
Strengthening capacity to manage animal disease emergencies in Southern Africa
 - 16/08/2017 - The occurrence of transboundary animal diseases - especially those that can be transmitted to human beings from animals - poses grave socio-economic consequences for Southern Africa. They affect food and nutrition security, ...read more
Boosting emergency drought response in Kenya
 - 02/08/2017 - FAO has mobilized US$500,000 from its Special Fund for Emergency and Rehabilitation Activities (SFERA)  response capacity – mainly supported by Belgium and Sweden – to tackle rising hunger in Kenya. Ongoing drought has ...read more
FAO joins panel of experts to share knowledge in tackling the Fall Armyworm threat in Africa
 - 19/07/2017 - An Experts’ meeting to discuss the Fall Armyworm (FAW) which is infesting maize and other crops across Africa is taking place in Accra, Ghana, to exchange current knowledge and best ...read more
Fall Armyworm outbreak in South Sudan
 - 18/07/2017 - An outbreak of fall armyworm has been reported by the Government of South Sudan in the Equatoria region including Magwi, Yei and Juba, Northern Bahr el Gazal and parts of ...read more
Restocking herds to rebuild lives and livelihoods in northeastern Nigeria
 - 12/07/2017 - To strengthen resilience of communities from the loss of livestock assets, FAO distributed 3600 goats to improve household nutrition and rebuild livelihood of vulnerable communities. Around 900 vulnerable women including ...read more
Cash Transfers and food security: FAO trains its staff and partners in Burkina Faso
 - 09/06/2017 - In response to the recurring shocks that often result in food and nutritional crises, cash transfer are becoming a key feature of FAO’s early recovery operations, as they can contribute ...read more
Ethiopia intensifies efforts to battle the Fall Armyworm
 - 30/05/2017 - In collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and other development partners, the Government of Ethiopia has intensified efforts to protect major maize growing areas ...read more
FAO updates SADC Ministers on fall armyworm and locust invasion
 - 26/05/2017 - Preliminary assessments, conducted between mid-February and end of April 2017, have shown that approximately 356 000 hectares of crops were affected by the fall armyworm infestation in seven reporting Southern ...read more