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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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Locust plague in Madagascar
 - 21/03/2013 - Adult Migratory Locusts can multiply quickly, forming highly mobile groups and swarms. Depending on its size, a swarm – made up of millions of locusts – can eat up to ...read more
Basotho farmers picking up Conservation Agriculture
 - 10/03/2013 - It’s been only a year, but Motloheloa Koao has already noticed that his maize crops are greener and healthier – and he hopes this year will be his biggest harvest ...read more
Talking about Conservation Agriculture
 - 18/02/2013 - Impressed by the success of Paul Motseki, lead farmer of her group, Matseko Raseboko did a “U-turn” on her agricultural practices and adopted Conservation Agriculture (CA). Raseboko has been a ...read more
Supporting Returnees in Darfur
 - 10/02/2013 - Zainab Ibrahim Abdulla is one of approximately 200,000 internally displaced Darfuris who’ve returned to their homes since early 2011. For the past 2 years she’s eked out a new start ...read more
Somalia’s food insecurity eases but acute malnutrition remains high
 - 08/02/2013 - While the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance in Somalia has halved to 1.05 million since August 2012, malnutrition rates remain among the highest in the world, according ...read more
Promoting conservation agriculture in the district of Choma
 - 08/02/2013 - The majority of households in Choma district, located in the Southern Province of Zambia, depend on rainfed, agricultural-related activities for their livelihoods. That is why when the rains start, usually ...read more
Team work supporting Conservation Agriculture in Lesotho
 - 31/01/2013 - When Paul Motseki saw how well the farmers in a neighbouring area were doing – they had strong, quality plants and good yields – he decided to copy their method ...read more
Fisheries project builds peace and livelihoods in Burundi
 - 17/01/2013 - “In 1993 I fled the war in Burundi and took my family to D.R. Congo” says Crispin Niragira, “We fled the terrible war in DRC in 1997 and went to ...read more
FAO and EU support returnees for peace in Burundi
 - 03/12/2012 - “During the war I fled Burundi and took my family to Tanzania. We were there for 16 years” says Ido Modeste, a returnee in the village of Buzimba, Rumonge province ...read more
Integrated food security programme in response to 2012 food crisis
 - 23/11/2012 - As a result of the cumulative impact of floods in 2011 and late rains in the early stages of 2011-2012 cropping season, a food insecurity crisis was declared in Aug ...read more