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Strengthening capacity to manage animal disease emergencies in Southern Africa
 - 16/08/2017 - The occurrence of transboundary animal diseases - especially those that can be transmitted to human beings from animals - poses grave socio-economic consequences for Southern Africa. They affect food and nutrition security, ...read more

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Nordic diplomats, FAO explore partnership opportunities in drought-affected Afar region, Ethiopia
 - 17/06/2016 - The belg (spring) rains have arrived in Ethiopia but the effects of more than two years of persistent dry spells and poor rainfall continue to threaten local livelihoods. Pastoralists, in ...read more
FAO Somalia SWALIM project internationally rewarded as 2016 WSIS prize champion
 - 10/06/2016 - Organized by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), the WSIS prize recognizes innovative and successful efforts to harness Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in development work around the world. SWALIM’s breakthrough ...read more
FAO South Sudan strengthening natural resources
 - 09/06/2016 - Of all of South Sudan’s natural resources, forests are of particular significance to the country’s development trajectory. With an estimated 30% forest cover in the country, South Sudan’s forests harbor ...read more
UNHCR and FAO help vulnerable refugees and South Sudanese families strengthen their food security
 - 03/06/2016 - The UN Refugee Agency and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have distributed seeds and agricultural tools to 200 000 refugees and their host communities across ...read more
FAO provides technical expertise in Post-Disaster Needs Assessment training
 - 01/06/2016 - For eight years FAO has supported Post-Disaster Needs Assessments (PDNAs) at national, regional and subregional levels. Most recently, the Organization has provided technical expertise during a global 2014-2016 PDNA Roll-Out ...read more
FAO-Belgium collaboration helps Fiji recover from Tropical Cyclone Winston
 - 29/05/2016 - Belgium’s USD 300 000 contribution to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations’ (FAO’s) emergency programme in Fiji is assisting more than 5 000 families (approximately 25 000 ...read more
Belgian-FAO support to El Niño-affected pastoralists in Somali Region of Ethiopia strengthens livestock-based livelihoods
 - 26/05/2016 - Livestock owners affected by the drought in Ethiopia are receiving critical livelihood recovery assistance thanks to Belgium’s USD 500 000 contribution to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United ...read more
FAO seeds increase the availability of fresh vegetables in conflict-hit Akobo
 - 26/05/2016 - The combined effects of long-term conflict and the economic crisis have left South Sudan facing large-scale market dysfunction. As a result, the availability of food – especially of fresh vegetables ...read more
Régions du Grand Sud de Madagascar : des interventions pour la sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle des populations touchées par El Niño (in FRENCH)
 - 17/05/2016 - Suite à la situation de sècheresse déclarée dans la région de Grand Sud de Madagascar, la vulnérabilité de la population rurale a atteint un niveau alarmant. Un projet de relance ...read more
Rebuilding resilient communities after conflict and disaster in northern Rakhine
 - 12/05/2016 - Daw Thein Shwe’s house in Taung Ywar Ward appears to be leaning. The roof is patched together with tarpaulin and bamboo and slopes precariously over the single-storey structure. It looks ...read more