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Fishing, a foundation for food security and peace in South Sudan
 - 17/12/2014 - Palek Island is a tiny village located about an hour off the western bank of the Nile near Terekeka county in Central Equatoria State. Not many outsiders have been here, ...read more

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Over one million people in Somalia face acute food insecurity as food crisis worsens
 - 06/09/2014 - The gradual recovery and gains made since the end of the famine in 2012 are being lost as poor rains, conflict, trade disruptions and reduced humanitarian assistance led to a ...read more
The Central African Republic: evaluations on food security have started
 - 03/09/2014 - FAO and its partners started a series of analyses on food security at the national level that will allow to better respond to the needs of farming families. The Crop ...read more
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
A Field Guide to Disaster Risk Reduction in Southern Africa
 - 13/08/2014 - Combining FAO’s field experience and technical expertise to support DRR practitioners With funding from ECHO, the toolkit has been developed drawing on the extensive practical and technical knowledge of FAO’s experts ...read more
Conflict-affected populations in South Sudan farm together
 - 05/08/2014 - In Rumbek, Lakes State, FAO South Sudan reached over 600 households with emergency livelihood crop kits between June and July 2014.  This includes over 7 metric tons of sorghum, maize, sesame and cowpea ...read more
FAO provides EpiCollect data collection technology training for use in fight against Ebola
 - 03/08/2014 - FAO is supporting the Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoH) to maintain an active surveillance system for tracking and monitoring trends and outcomes of ...read more
FAO is supporting the return of displaced people with distributions of vegetable seeds in Bangui to resume agriculture production
 - 24/07/2014 - Laurentine and her three children found refuge in the spontaneous settlement in the airport area of Bangui in December 2013. "We had to flee our home as we feared for ...read more
FAO, USAID and SAARC continue building regional preparedness for H7N9 and other avian influenza viruses
 - 23/07/2014 - As part of ongoing efforts to reduce the risk of avian influenza in general and H7N9 in particular, FAO gathered experts from seven nations of the South Asian Association for ...read more
Backyard poultry in Syria for an enhanced access to nutrient–rich foods at home and in communities
 - 23/07/2014 - It took FAO and its partners in Syria nearly three months to complete the distribution of poultry packages in the tormented governorate of Rural Damascus, but the result was worth ...read more
Corn seed distribution in Central Philippines – another step towards recovery thanks to Norwegian funding
 - 23/07/2014 - Typhoon Haiyan last November severely damaged the agriculture sector, which provides 40.5 percent of national employment for men and 21.8 percent for women in the Philippines. Especially crop production was ...read more