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Cushioning the blow - Zimbabwe
 - 21/08/2014 - Droughts cause poor harvests, Zimbabwean smallholders receive payout Smallholder farmers in Africa have long borne the brunt of the adverse effects of global climate change. They are perpetually at the mercy ...read more

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Farmers can be well-off
 - 20/06/2013 - “I can tell you for sure that farmers can make money and be well-off, because agriculture is not a small thing,” said Jackson Dolo, as he walked visitors through his ...read more
7 000 new families enrolled for 2013/14 Emergency and Recovery programme in Lesotho
 - 17/06/2013 - Alarming statistics show that 725 000 Basotho are considered to be food insecure after the poor harvest recorded in 2012. This represents a staggering 39% of the total population of ...read more
Conservation Agriculture, a new technology linking generations
 - 11/06/2013 - After adopting conservation agriculture technology, ‘Me Maphoka is ready to harvest the fruits of her success. The weather in Ha Khojane, Mahobong in the district of Leribe in Lesotho is ...read more
FAO calls for immediate support to farmers affected by Syrian crisis
 - 10/06/2013 - The Syria conflict has a severe impact the lives and livelihoods of neighboring farmers communities in rural neighbouring Lebanon. Resources are scarce and competition is high. FAO livestock expert, Dr ...read more
FAO joins partnership in fight against cassava disease in Africa
 - 04/06/2013 - FAO has joined the call for urgent action to prevent the spread of Cassava Brown Streak Disease (CBSD) and Cassava Mosaic Disease (CMD) in Africa. The two diseases, both transmitted ...read more
Purchase from Africans for Africa - First knowledge sharing workshop held in Dakar
 - 03/06/2013 - Around 50 representatives from participating countries and partners, including the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP), gathered in Dakar, Senegal in ...read more
Sharing knowledge and flavour in Cocalito
 - 29/05/2013 - Eight hours from Quibdó you find Cocalito, a small village located in the Alto Baudó by the Ancozó River shore, that is inhabited by an Embera’s indigenous community. Life is ...read more
FAO expands support for national food security information systems for decision makers
 - 24/05/2013 - They say information is power; in South Sudan, information is life. Today, FAO launched a $9 million project on information for decision making for food and nutrition security. This initiative will ...read more
Launch of Conservation Agriculture up scaling strategy for Lesotho
 - 17/05/2013 - The up-scaling of Conservation Agriculture (CA) in Lesotho has recently taken a step forward. The Honourable Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Litsoane Litsoane, launched the CA up scaling strategy ...read more
Food security situation improves in Kenya
 - 17/05/2013 - Support still needed for livelihoods at risk Successive above-average rainfall seasons in pastoral and agropastoral areas of Kenya have led to improvements in crop and livestock production. Meanwhile, the continued implementation ...read more