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Traditional methods for fighting locusts in Madagascar (in FRENCH)
 - 24/10/2014 - Le 9 octobre 2014, dans la plaine de la Betsiboka, Madagascar. De l’hélicoptère, un vol de criquets est repéré par l’équipe de prospection. L’hélicoptère se pose, le moteur est coupé ...read more

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Puntland cyclone: 100 people feared dead, over 100,000 livestock lost say authorities
 - 12/11/2013 - Shortly after the devastating cyclone hit parts of northern Somalia, the extent of its impact is beginning to emerge with about 100 people feared dead and tens of thousands of ...read more
FAO launches vaccination campaigns against transboundary animal diseases in Lebanon
 - 07/11/2013 - Animal health services collapsed in Syria in June 2012. Livestock keepers fleeing the conflict in Syria are entering Lebanon with large numbers of unvaccinated sheep, goats and dairy cattle. Yusef ...read more
Sustained EC and Swedish Funding Boosts Food Security Analysis in Somalia
 - 31/10/2013 - In a bid to continue guiding decision-making using life-saving food security information on Somalia, the European Commission (EC) has boosted the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) with € 4-million ...read more
MP’s on an epic journey through Kenya’s and Ethiopia’s cattle corridor
 - 08/10/2013 - From glowing green hills to dusty prairie fields - through the window of the car seven MP’s from Karamoja in Uganda watch how the dramatic Kenyan landscape is changing. The ...read more
FAO and WFP appeal for immediate support for Northern Mali
 - 23/09/2013 - An Emergency Food Security Assessment conducted jointly by the Government of Mali, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Food Programme (WFP), and 15 other ...read more
EU, FAO call for more efforts to combat cassava diseases
 - 16/09/2013 - The future of cassava, one of Africa’s most promising and climate-resilient crops, may be under threat if efforts to renew the fight against diseases affecting the plant are not renewed, ...read more
Seed marketing with SMS
 - 12/09/2013 - FAO is using novel ways of delivering quality seed to farmers. Last week, national staff from Côte d’Ivoire participated in a training workshop on mobile technology-based information systems, which will ...read more
Strengthening control and preparedness capacities to manage armyworm outbreaks in Lesotho
 - 10/09/2013 - In response to the armyworm outbreak, which affected Lesotho in January and February 2013, the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security (MAFS) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the ...read more
Acute malnutrition persists in Somalia while 870,000 people remain food insecure
 - 10/09/2013 - The number of people in crisis in Somalia is at its lowest since famine was declared in Somalia in 2011, thanks to successive seasons of average to above average rainfall, ...read more
Managing cassava virus diseases in Africa
 - 22/08/2013 - Cassava production is under threat as two viruses are raging through the fields of small-scale farmers in East and Central Africa. The Regional Cassava Initiative, coordinated by FAO, helped build ...read more