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West Africa needs to sustain market chains and trade of agricultural products despite disruptions caused by the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak
 - 19/12/2014 - In addition to the health consequences in West Africa, the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak has also led to various economic and social disruptions in affected and neighbouring countries. The direct ...read more

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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
Saving the agriculture season in response to the food security emergency in CAR
 - 16/07/2014 - “We are thirsty for seeds! Bring them and we’ll plant them! FAO brought us maize and groundnut seeds at the beginning of June and you can see that they all ...read more
Conservation Agriculture and Armyworm awareness brought to schools of Lesotho
 - 14/07/2014 - In the period April to June 2014, 260 teachers from primary and secondary schools from all ten districts of Lesotho participated in training on Conservation Agriculture (CA) and Armyworm awareness. CA ...read more
Food security worsens as drought looms in Somalia
 - 07/07/2014 - Somalia’s food security crisis is expected to worsen over the next several months following poor performance of the major rainy season (Gu), shrinking humanitarian assistance and access, increasing malnutrition, conflict ...read more
Sue Lautze: South Sudan needs meaningful peace
 - 04/07/2014 - All sides of the conflict in South Sudan have at times become very "fixed, dark and negative" as outbreaks of violence continue. The country needs lasting peace so that it ...read more
UN emergency chiefs call for sustained funding for Somalia
 - 01/07/2014 - Three United Nations emergency directors have called for more sustained funding for Somalia nearly three year after the worst famine hit the Horn of Africa nation. The emergency heads include Dominique ...read more
FAO promotes conservation agriculture in Lesotho through three year programme
 - 30/06/2014 - In response to the 2012 food insecurity crisis in Lesotho, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security (MAFS) designed ...read more
Debriefing and results of the first locust control campaign in Madagascar
 - 27/06/2014 - A debriefing on the results of the first locust control campaign (2013/14) of the Three year Programme in response to the locust plague, was held on Friday 27 June 2014 ...read more
FAO emergency director tours the agency’s new offices in Mogadishu
 - 26/06/2014 - Dominique Burgeon, FAO’s Director, Emergency and Rehabilitation Division has today toured the agency’s new home in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. FAO’s Head of Office a.i. in Somalia, Rudi van Aaken, ...read more
In Bangui, conflict-hit farmers access bank loans
 - 24/06/2014 - When Jérôme Saragba was shot in the throat by marauding armed men at the end of 2013, it could have been the end of a long life devoted to farming ...read more