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Cattle disease puts Eastern Europe and Central Asia’s veterinary experts on alert
 - 27/11/2015 - An economically devastating cattle disease has made alarming advances into the Caucasus and nearby countries. To provide the latest information on diagnosis, prevention and control of Lumpy Skin Disease, FAO ...read more

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FAO South Sudan trains extension workers on livestock production in Kuajok and Aweil
 - 24/08/2015 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has a longstanding history in South Sudan, with both humanitarian and development programmes dating back to the pre-independence era. As ...read more
Early Warning: El Niño threatens Somalia’s humanitarian gains
 - 21/08/2015 - Much higher than normal rains in the last third of 2015, resulting from the El Niño climate phenomenon, could reverse many of the humanitarian and development gains made in southern ...read more
End of ground control operations for 2014/15 anti-locust campaign in Madagascar (in FRENCH)
 - 19/08/2015 - Les opérations terrestres menées par la FAO dans le cadre de la campagne antiacridienne 2014/15 ont pris fin le 15 août 2015. En effet, la réussite de la deuxième campagne ...read more
FAO support enables farmers in Maguindanao province to participate in the cropping season
 - 30/07/2015 - Agriculture-dependent families in Maguindanao are still reeling from the residual impacts of conflict, drought and flooding that affected the province during the first half of 2015. In order to meet ...read more
Building more resilient farming communities after Typhoon Haiyan
 - 30/07/2015 - To help build the resilience of small-scale rice-, corn- and coconut-based farming communities severely affected by Typhoon Haiyan, some 40,000 households have received recovery support in the form of water- ...read more
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
End of the aerial operations for the 2014/15 anti-locust campaign (in FRENCH)
 - 22/07/2015 - Les opérations aériennes menées par la FAO dans le cadre de la campagne antiacridienne 2014/15 à Madagascar ont pris fin le 12 juillet 2015, avec la fin du contrat qui coïncide ...read more
Keyhole gardens key for improved nutrition
 - 17/07/2015 - Lesotho faces challenges around nutrition with around 33 percent of the children under five years of age stunted. Official statistics also show that only 11 percent of children between six ...read more
FAO commits regional efforts to control cross-border livestock diseases in South Sudan and Uganda
 - 06/07/2015 - Livestock play a vital role in the livelihoods of communities in the bordering countries of South Sudan and Uganda. However, when these animals are crossing from country to country, many ...read more
Sky-rocketing food prices in South Sudan are deepening food insecurity and raising new vulnerabilities
 - 02/07/2015 - A major food crisis has enveloped South Sudan and continues to deteriorate at an alarming rate. In the first half of 2015, the prices of basic food commodities consistently increased, ...read more