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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

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A sustainable alternative for rural Burundi
 - 06/05/2013 - Burundi, where 90% of the population live from agriculture, is currently facing a severe food crisis. Many factors contribute to this situation, including extremely high population growth and the fragmentation ...read more
Study suggests 258,000 Somalis died due to severe food insecurity and famine
 - 03/05/2013 - A new study estimates that famine and severe food insecurity in Somalia claimed the lives of about 258,000 people between October 2010 and April 2012, including 133,000 children under 5. ...read more
Developing future leaders today
 - 02/05/2013 - How Junior Farmer Field and Life Schools are nurturing leaders for today and tomorrow Habiba Athumani, a refugee from Somalia, is a student at Angelina Jolie Girls Primary School in Kakuma, ...read more
FAO assists in first steps towards controlling trans-boundary animal diseases
 - 30/04/2013 - FAO has assisted representatives from the governments of South Sudan and Sudan to initiate the formation of a joint veterinary protocol agreement for the control of Trans-boundary Animal Diseases (TADs). In ...read more
Study warns of depletion of Somalia’s groundwater resources
 - 29/04/2013 - A hydrogeological study covering north and northwestern Somalia indicates that unguided drilling of boreholes puts the country’s groundwater in jeopardy. The report by Somalia Water and Land Information Unit (SWALIM) of ...read more
Livestock livelihoods
 - 26/04/2013 - Seasonal Migration Update Insecurity and uncertainty along the Sudan-South Sudan border is continuing to hamper the seasonal migration of nomadic livestock owners and their herds. According to FEWSNET and FAO field ...read more
Cross-border animal health coordination agreement between Kenya and Uganda
 - 24/04/2013 - Uganda and Kenya have agreed to coordinate efforts to improve animal health in their border areas. Representatives from both countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the border town ...read more
A garden named “The romance”
 - 23/04/2013 - FAO’s project, titled “Apoyo de emergencia para la Seguridad Alimentaria y nutricional de personas afectadas por la violencia en el Departamento de Putumayo” was funded by the United Nations Central ...read more
Farmers in Maryland County begin rice harvest
 - 15/04/2013 - The European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO)-funded project, entitled “Emergency food security assistance for Ivorian refugees and affected host communities in Liberia”, is being implemented in Nimba, ...read more
Turning soil - and profit - at Farmer Field Schools in South Sudan
 - 11/04/2013 - South Sudan is a tough place to be a farmer. Traditional farming methods, little improved over decades of protracted war, can bring poor returns in a country also at risk ...read more