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Conservation Agriculture explained by farmers to farmers in Lesotho
 - 14/09/2014 - During the month of June 2014, up to106 farmers practicing Conservation Agriculture (CA) had the opportunity to exchange views, experiences and ideas with other farmers during their visit to two ...read more

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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
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