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FAO regional training aims to improve access to new tool for assessment of laboratories and AMR surveillance systems
 - 17/05/2018 - Life saving medicines fail when bacteria become resistant to them, so countries are racing to battle these ‘bad bugs’ through improved surveillance systems to protect animals, people and livelihoods. Without ...read more

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Easing the impact of drought in Kenya – Harrison’s story
 - 26/10/2017 - With three consecutive rains failed in his county, 51-year-old Harrison Kazungu Karisa became increasingly concerned. The poor rains resulted in drier conditions, reduced pasture and limited water resources. The beginning ...read more
Easing the impact of drought in Kenya – Alice’s story
 - 26/10/2017 - Kenya is currently experiencing one of the worst food security crises in recent years due to a prolonged drought. Back-to-back failed rainy seasons have eroded community resilience and compromised livelihoods. ...read more
Dominica’s food production requires immediate restoration after Hurricane Maria
 - 25/10/2017 - Dominica’s food production requires immediate restoration as a result of widespread devastation to agriculture and fisheries caused by Hurricane Maria last month. The country suffered the most damage from the powerful ...read more
Easing the impact of drought in Kenya
 - 25/10/2017 - Towards the end of 2016, Kenya was facing a growing threat of drought. Across the Horn of Africa, failure of the 2016 short rains (October–December) in the aftermath of recurrent ...read more
FAO support provides water sustainability for farmers while empowering women
 - 20/10/2017 - A Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) program in Yemen is helping farmers take advantage of dam water to improve sustainability and give women more opportunities to ...read more
Emergency support to herders affected by the regional crisis in the Lake Chad Basin
 - 19/10/2017 - In the Lake Chad Basin, the security crisis exacerbates the challenges faced by vulnerable farmers and herders, already affected by climate hazards over the past decade. Herders bear a heavy ...read more
Amid celebrations of World Food Day Yemen calls for greater international assistance to food security and malnutrition
 - 16/10/2017 - As countries around the globe celebrate World Food Day, millions of Yemenis continue to hope for greater international assistance to alleviate their food insecurity and malnutrition. Yemen currently suffers from ...read more
FAO programme in Yemen restocks animals and provides training benefitting thousands of IDPs
 - 13/10/2017 - Caught in Yemen’s two-year conflict are tens of thousands of families forced to migrate to other parts of the country only to be able to support themselves and their families ...read more
Food insecurity in Ethiopia
 - 12/10/2017 - While Ethiopia is in the process of recovering from the El Niño-induced drought which affected large areas of the country in 2015 and 2016, a new drought in 2017 has put ...read more
FAO deploys experts and assistance to Irma-affected populations
 - 14/09/2017 - FAO has mobilized USD 300 000 from its Special Fund for Emergency and Rehabilitation Activities – Agricultural Inputs Response Capacity (SFERA-AIRC) – thanks to the financial contribution from the Government ...read more