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South Sudan takes steps to formulate a policy on charcoal production
 - 24/07/2015 - In South Sudan, the current demand for cooking fuels, and access to these resources, has huge implications for the environment and people’s well-being. The environmental risks associated with fuel wood ...read more

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Supporting livelihoods during hard times in South Sudan
 - 27/04/2015 - April is the start of the lean season in the north of South Sudan, and communities are relying on coping strategies to pull through until the next harvest. Last month, ...read more
Pretoria Declaration: For the improvement of Traceability and Livestock Development in Sub-Saharan Africa
 - 23/04/2015 - Sub-Saharan African countries have adopted a declaration on animal identification and recording, a move that is expected to improve food security, livestock genetics and better flock management as well as ...read more
Working with the people of South Sudan to build a food secure future
 - 23/04/2015 - With abundant natural resources, South Sudan has enormous potential to overcome poverty and secure a prosperous future for its people. Agriculture, on which an estimated three-quarters of the population relies, ...read more
Gathering weather data to provide early warning on climate
 - 07/04/2015 - Crop and livestock activities are extremely sensitive to climate and weather conditions. In South Sudan, over 90 percent of agricultural and livestock production depends on rainfall – which in turn ...read more
Linking IDPs and host communities through nutrition voucher schemes
 - 31/03/2015 - In the early weeks of the South Sudan crisis last year, thousands of families crossed state borders from Jonglei to Nimule, Eastern Equatoria State to escape violence and fighting. Until ...read more
In Niger, a pilot seed security assessment allows evidence-based interventions in the seed sector
 - 26/03/2015 - The Government of Niger gives great priority to seed security in its National Policy Document (PSN) of 2012. The Policy foresees an emergency plan in the event of a declared ...read more
Liberia: “We will maintain the fight against Ebola”
 - 25/03/2015 - Jeffery Manwean lives in Sehyikimpa in Nimba County, Liberia. He lost eight members of his family and was unable to harvest his crops because of Ebola. “My second daughter visited ...read more
FAO project helps seaweed farmers regain livelihoods after Haiyan
 - 24/03/2015 - When Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) struck in November 2013, it severely damaged and destroyed many seaweed facilities and production, crippling the income of Filipino coastal farmers who relied on this as ...read more
Immediate action required for food security in Ebola affected countries
 - 16/03/2015 - The Permanent Interstates Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (CILSS) and its partners released a report on the current food security situation in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The latest ...read more
Serbia rallies to grow again
 - 05/03/2015 - 2014 floods threaten 2015 harvest After last spring’s record rainfall in Southeast Europe, Serbia watched historic floods submerge towns and overrun the countryside. Rural villages and farms took the brunt of ...read more