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Ebola crippling agriculture and livelihoods in northern Liberia
 - 23/09/2014 - The Ebola epidemic is washing away years of progress and hard work. Savings consolidated over several years have been completely depleted due to the disease’s destruction of income generating opportunities. ...read more

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Regional Cassava Initiative closing workshop
 - 13/08/2013 - Upholding cassava's potential in Africa: 10 - 12 September 2013  During the course of the last decade, cassava production in East and Central Africa has been hampered by Cassava Mosaic Disease ...read more
FAO junior farmer field schools give voice to children in Uganda
 - 31/07/2013 - Junior Farmer Field and Life Schools (JFFLS) are a simple methodology for teaching vulnerable children and young people about farming, entrepreneurial skills and how to take care of themselves. These ...read more
The “First initiative” women’s association creates livelihood opportunities through cottage industry in the West Bank
 - 26/07/2013 - To promote the equal rights, but different needs of women, FAO has been supporting women’s cooperatives that manufacture cottage industry products across the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Under the ...read more
Wind of change in Lesotho
 - 17/07/2013 - “We are very happy with conservation agriculture and we try to convince other farmers to join the team!” In the village of Marakabei, in the Butha-Buthe district of Lesotho, five ...read more
Bahn Camp refugees request for more help
 - 15/07/2013 - Bago Dety Hontace, Gboh Alphonse, and Lamy Benel Aubin are all Ivorian refugees living and farming in Bahn Camp, Nimba County - Liberia, who have benefitted from a vegetable production ...read more
Saclepea-Mahn DAO Cheers FAO-MoA Partnership
 - 08/07/2013 - Saclepea-Mahn’s District Agriculture Officer (DAO), Ben K. Saye, has applauded the high level of collaboration and team spirit subsisting in Liberia between the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United ...read more
Maize disease creating a poverty trap for farmers in Eastern Africa
 - 01/07/2013 - Spreading from Kenya across the rest of East and Central Africa, the Maize Lethal Necrosis Disease (MLND) is a serious risk to food security in the region. Small-scale farmers like ...read more
Partnerships to overcome hunger and poverty: PAA Africa in Malawi
 - 28/06/2013 - In Mvera, Dowa district in Malawi, the farmers of Kaso Producers & Marketing Cooperative Society know very well what FAO and WFP collaboration means, as it has changed their lives. ...read more
FAO supports food production, nutrition and income generation opportunities in Liberia
 - 25/06/2013 - Support to farmers for food production, nutrition and income-generation opportunities is swiftly underway in Nimba, Grand Gedeh, and Maryland Counties in Liberia. Funded by the UN Central Emergency Response Fund ...read more
Celebrating the Eradication of Rinderpest on 28 June 2013
 - 24/06/2013 - Two years ago, the world reached a milestone: FAO declared the world free from rinderpest on 28 June 2011. Rinderpest is a highly contagious animal disease also known as cattle ...read more