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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

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FAO protects South Sudanese goats from disease in Eastern Equatoria
 - 20/05/2014 - On 15 May 2014 over 200 goats were vaccinated against PPR (Peste des Petit Ruminants) in Torit town, Eastern Equatoria state. The PPR vaccines are included in FAO’s emergency livestock ...read more
Delayed rains, persistent insecurity spark renewed crisis concerns in Somalia
 - 02/05/2014 - A combination of delayed Gu (April-June) rains, rising food prices and persistent insecurity in Somalia is likely to worsen the country’s food security situation in the coming months, experts have warned. Food security ...read more
Japan contributes $2 million to combat the locust plague in Madagascar (in FRENCH)
 - 23/04/2014 - Le Gouvernement du Japon signe aujourd’hui un accord de financement avec l’Organisation des Nations Unies pour l’alimentation et l’agriculture (FAO) en vue de contribuer au Programme triennal de réponse à ...read more
Backyard poultry - an alternative way to sustain food security and nutrition in Syria
 - 03/04/2014 - Three years after the start of the crisis in Syria, people are finding it more and more difficult to meet their basic needs. Many have lost their livelihoods and are ...read more
Piracy: FAO, Puntland President launch Somali fishermen database
 - 27/03/2014 - FAO and Puntland authorities have launched the first database for Somali fishermen in decades aimed at improving management of fisheries in the Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden. In the ...read more
The locust control campaign in Madagascar is proceeding at a fast pace
 - 26/03/2014 - The first locust control campaign in response to the Madagascar locust plague is proceeding at a fast pace. Between 1 and 20 March 2014, the treated area increased by more ...read more
Building peace through agriculture in the Central African Republic
 - 26/03/2014 - FAO senior officials met today with a high level clerical delegation working in the Central African Republic to talk about FAO’s work in the country and how agriculture can play ...read more
Witnessing the effects of conflict in Nyal, South Sudan
 - 24/03/2014 - Dominique Burgeon, Director of FAO's Emergency and Rehabilitation Division, describes his recent visit to South Sudan: "On 20 March, as part of the Emergency Directors’ Group, I had the opportunity ...read more
CAR farmers struggle to recover from devastation
 - 13/03/2014 - With the year’s main planting season just weeks away, many in the Central African Republic (CAR) have been left desperately ill-equipped by months of conflict. In the charred village of ...read more
Transitional Government and United Nations agencies tackle the food crisis and engage in the recovery of the agriculture sector
 - 12/03/2014 - The Transitional Government and United Nations (UN) agencies came together in Mbaïki, 95 km southwest of the capital, Bangui, for the official launch of the 2014/15 agricultural campaign in the ...read more