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Working together to promote peace
 - 19/06/2018 - A few months ago, it would have been impossible to imagine a woman from the Twa community visiting predominantly Bantu villages to talk about peace. According to a long-held belief ...read more

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New market in Hebron provides better trade opportunities for herders
 - 14/02/2018 - Today a new livestock market was officially opened in Al Dahrieh, Hebron to serve directly 2 000 herders in addition to the consumers living in the area. The livestock market ...read more
Saving the livestock of drought-hit pastoralists in the Horn of Africa
 - 14/02/2018 - In 2017, FAO used early warning information to prompt early action in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia, easing the impact of drought on pastoralists who were struggling to save their livestock. When ...read more
Saving lives through rapid food production in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
 - 12/02/2018 - With 4.1 million people displaced, the Democratic Republic of the Congo faced Africa’s most severe internal displacement crisis – more than 75 percent are women and children. Violence and intercommunal ...read more
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
Belgium supports FAO in providing emergency assistance to small-scale livestock farmers in flood-affected communities in Bangladesh
 - 03/02/2018 - In August 2017, unprecedented flooding affected over 8 million people across 32 districts of Bangladesh, damaging nearly 620 000 houses and causing the death of 145 people. Critical damage and ...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
Belgium supports FAO to safeguard livestock-based livelihoods in Mongolia against potential dzud in drought-affected pastoral areas
 - 26/01/2018 - Over the summer of 2017, Mongolia experienced a prolonged drought, affecting 80 percent of key agricultural areas and pastoral rangelands. As a result, the country suffered from below-average harvests for ...read more