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FAO Emergencies Director assesses the scale of the drought and response in Afar Region, Ethiopia
 - 11/10/2016 - In less than a year, Holo Molo has lost more than a third of his livestock. The father of 14 living in the chronically drought-prone woreda of Elidar, Afar Region ...read more

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Toward the development of a regional emergency program for the prevention and control of H5N1 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza
 - 17/12/2015 - From 15 to 17 December, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has convened a regional consultation with the stakeholders of the poultry sector from West and ...read more
FAO-Belgium collaboration continues to help Vanuatu recover from Tropical Cyclone Pam
 - 16/12/2015 - Belgium’s USD 285 000 contribution to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) emergency programme in Vanuatu provides help to more than 4 000 families (approximately 20 ...read more
Livelihood support rejuvenates the activities of farmers affected by the Ebola outbreak
 - 14/12/2015 - The declaration of the end of the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone brought relief to the government and citizens, after a 72 week-long outbreak that has caused over 3 500 ...read more
FAO-Belgium project avoided disruption of the large-scale locust control operations during the 2014/15 campaign in Madagascar
 - 11/12/2015 - Since April 2012, Madagascar is facing a Migratory Malagasy Locust plague that threatens the food security of 13 million people (60 percent of the population), 9 million of whom rely ...read more
In Papua New Guinea one third of the population is affected by drought and frost
 - 09/12/2015 - Vivian Jones, her oldest boy David and other three sons are living on a single meal a day – down from the three they used to eat. Frost and drought ...read more
FAO and the Government of South Sudan triples capacity of livestock cold chain
 - 08/12/2015 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in collaboration with the national Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries Industry (MLFI), has more than tripled the number of refrigerators ...read more
Northeast Nigeria: making a difference where it is needed most
 - 02/12/2015 - In Northeast Nigeria, insecurity has forced millions of people to leave their homes and in the process lose their livelihoods, predominantly based on agriculture. A large number of them have found ...read more
Beyond coconut farming: building alternative livelihoods for Filipino farmers affected by Typhoon Haiyan
 - 01/12/2015 - The road to recovery has not been easy for fifty-two-year-old Marcelina Calvez and her husband who have been farming in Palompon, Leyte for more than 30 years. They have seven ...read more
Cattle disease puts Eastern Europe and Central Asia’s veterinary experts on alert
 - 27/11/2015 - An economically devastating cattle disease has made alarming advances into the Caucasus and nearby countries. To provide the latest information on diagnosis, prevention and control of Lumpy Skin Disease, FAO ...read more
Ebola recovery: FAO and partners join harvest launch celebration
 - 26/11/2015 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Liberia, the Ministry of Agriculture and the local implementing partner – Green Revolution Promoters (Green Pro), generated much happiness ...read more