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Restoring the livelihoods and food supply of farming and fishing families in the Philippines
 - 26/04/2018 - In 2017, rural families in the Philippines struggled to regain their livelihoods after a succession of strong typhoons, drought and conflict decimated crops, farm animals and productive assets. Missing the ...read more

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Due to poor rains fall armyworm leaves Southern Africa vulnerable
 - 09/02/2018 - Prolonged dry spells, erratic rainfall, high temperatures and the presence of the voracious fall armyworm have significantly dampened Southern Africa’s current agricultural season’s cereal production prospects. Early action in the ...read more
Japan to support livelihoods and resilience of conflict-affected farmers in Iraq
 - 08/02/2018 - Vulnerable families in areas recently retaken from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) will soon have the means to produce fresh and nutritious vegetables thanks to generous ...read more
Saving livelihoods saves lives
 - 08/02/2018 - The year 2017 witnessed hunger on a scale not seen in decades. The Global Report on Food Crises 2017 indicated that 108 million people were facing severe hunger by the ...read more
Enabling one million people facing severe hunger in northeastern Nigeria to grow their own food
 - 08/02/2018 - After receiving crop and vegetable seeds and fertilizer, 1 million people in northeastern Nigeria’s Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states produced enough food to last well into 2018. With FAO’s support, ...read more
Equipment to fight the spread of African swine fever delivered to Ukraine
 - 01/02/2018 - With the help of new equipment and training, the Ukrainian pork sector is taking further steps to enhance its monitoring and containment of African swine fever (ASF). In recent years, ...read more
Les agences de l’ONU lancent un appel d’urgence pour prévenir la famine dans le Kasaï (IN FRENCH)
 - 17/01/2018 - Dans un avertissement sévère, trois agences des Nations Unies - l'Organisation des Nations Unies pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture (FAO), l'UNICEF et le Programme alimentaire mondial (PAM) - disent que le ...read more
Partnerships for global outbreak response stronger than ever
 - 19/12/2017 - The World Health Organization (WHO) Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN) held its Global Meeting of Partners on 5-6 December in Geneva. The FAO Crisis Management Centre for Animal ...read more
How SAFE access to energy can make a difference in refugees’ lives
 - 18/12/2017 - The number of people displaced by conflict, violence and disasters has risen to more than 65 million, compared with 37.5 million a decade ago. Many of the displaced live in ...read more
Belgium supports FAO in restoring the food security and livelihoods of 155 400 people affected by Hurricane Irma
 - 15/12/2017 - Thanks to the financial contribution of the Government the Kingdom of Belgium to the Special Fund for Emergency and Rehabilitation Activities (SFERA), FAO was allocated USD 300 000 to support ...read more
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