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Sweet potatoes – cultivating resilience, fighting malnutrition in Somalia
 - 18/11/2014 - The use of orange-fleshed sweet potatoes – containing high levels of Vitamin A precursor –  as animal fodder and food for humans has been successfully tested in southern Somalia. The ...read more

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Farming in an unlikely place creates new livelihoods in Gaza
 - 12/06/2014 - The Bedouin community of Umm an-Naser – one of the poorest and most food insecure areas of the Gaza Strip – has been cut off from grazing lands. Unable to ...read more
Regional workshop on Integrating Nutrition and Food Security Programming - Sahel
 - 10/06/2014 - The Regional training workshop on “Integrating Nutrition and Food Security programming for emergency response and resilience building” aims to build capacities of humanitarian actors on how to better integrate nutrition ...read more
Field visit to Bahr el Ghazal witnesses continued impact of FAO programmes in region
 - 07/06/2014 - On the 26th May 2014, Dr. Sue Lautze, Head of FAO in South Sudan and the UN’s Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator, visited the Greater Bahr el Ghazal region in South Sudan. ...read more
Fishing kit distributions in South Sudan boost food security for Bol Deng and his family
 - 03/06/2014 - In Warrap State, South Sudan, fishing is a family activity for Bol Deng and his three children. Bol learned how to fish from his grandfather and today he boasts that ...read more
Floods hit Bosnia and Herzegovina
 - 29/05/2014 - After three months’ worth of rain fell in a matter of days, southeastern Europe experienced the worst flooding seen in more than a century. The extent of the damage cannot ...read more
Control operations around Antananarivo: FAO has a good hold on the situation (in FRENCH)
 - 20/05/2014 - Des essaims ont été à nouveau repérés autour d’Antananarivo. La population des zones infestées essaie de protéger ses cultures par des feux de brousse. En étroite collaboration avec le Gouvernement ...read more
FAO protects South Sudanese goats from disease in Eastern Equatoria
 - 20/05/2014 - On 15 May 2014 over 200 goats were vaccinated against PPR (Peste des Petit Ruminants) in Torit town, Eastern Equatoria state. The PPR vaccines are included in FAO’s emergency livestock ...read more
Delayed rains, persistent insecurity spark renewed crisis concerns in Somalia
 - 02/05/2014 - A combination of delayed Gu (April-June) rains, rising food prices and persistent insecurity in Somalia is likely to worsen the country’s food security situation in the coming months, experts have warned. Food security ...read more
Japan contributes $2 million to combat the locust plague in Madagascar (in FRENCH)
 - 23/04/2014 - Le Gouvernement du Japon signe aujourd’hui un accord de financement avec l’Organisation des Nations Unies pour l’alimentation et l’agriculture (FAO) en vue de contribuer au Programme triennal de réponse à ...read more
Backyard poultry - an alternative way to sustain food security and nutrition in Syria
 - 03/04/2014 - Three years after the start of the crisis in Syria, people are finding it more and more difficult to meet their basic needs. Many have lost their livelihoods and are ...read more