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Drought threatens food production in DPR Korea
 - 20/07/2017 - DPR Korea’s crop production for 2017, including staple rice, maize, potatoes and soybean, has been severely damaged by prolonged dry weather conditions, threatening food security for a large part of ...read more

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Iraq conflict – FAO’s livelihoods support for farmers and herders
 - 25/01/2017 - As the conflict in northern Iraq escalated in 2016, Karina Coates was deployed by FAO’s standby partner RedR Australia to the Erbil office to support FAO’s emergency agriculture and livelihoods ...read more
Taking Malawi farmers a step closer to recovery
 - 21/01/2017 - In 2016, following El Niño-induced drought, Wilson Milambo, 46, from Zomba was unable to produce enough food for his family of eight children and a wife. “For over six months, ...read more
Saving lives in the IGAD region: early action to prevent a food insecurity catastrophe
 - 18/01/2017 - About 12 million people across Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia are facing food and livelihoods insecurity, as farming families struggle with the knock-on effects of multiple droughts. Failed rains, rising debt, ...read more
Returning to cropping brings great rewards in northeastern Nigeria
 - 22/12/2016 - In the vast agricultural spread of northeastern Nigeria, violence and disruption has put the food security and livelihoods of millions of people at high risk. In order to prevent a ...read more
Iraq: kick-starting agriculture and livelihoods in retaken areas
 - 08/12/2016 - Ghanam Ibrahim’s shovel scrapes the concrete as he scoops up debris and tosses it onto a growing pile at the bottom of the canal, ready for removal by an excavator. ...read more
Humanitarian needs continue to spiral in Southern Africa as peak of lean season looms
 - 06/12/2016 - Southern Africa is now entering the peak of the lean season following the worst El Niño-induced drought in decades. With food stocks largely depleted due to poor or failed harvests ...read more
FAO and the Philippine’s Government unveil operations centre for disaster risk reduction and management and climate change adaptation in agriculture
 - 05/12/2016 - The Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) inaugurated the country’s first Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Operations Center (DRRM) for agriculture. Envisioned ...read more
Humanitarian Response Plan: food is the number one need
 - 05/12/2016 - Emphasizing the extent of the devastating tragedy in northeast Nigeria, today the United Nations launched an appeal for USD 1 billion to respond to the biggest humanitarian crisis in Africa. ...read more
Empowering women through strengthened livelihoods
 - 02/12/2016 - Women are on the front line of the agricultural system, providing major inputs to the cultivation, processing and marketing of produce. Failing to address the inequalities and discrimination that face ...read more
Southern Africa: Strengthening capacity of livestock interventions in crises
 - 29/11/2016 - The livestock industry is one of the fastest growing sectors of the agricultural economy, contributing approximately 40 percent of the global value of agricultural production. Most of this growth is ...read more