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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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FAO, WFP and gFSC assess accountability to affected populations in Pakistan
 - 15/11/2012 - FAO, WFP and the global Food Security Cluster undertook a two-week mission to Pakistan in September and October 2012 to support activities of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) to strengthen ...read more
Hurricane Sandy
 - 07/11/2012 - Haiti is once again hit hard - Today, one and a half million Haitians are at risk of food insecurity. On the 23 October 2012, Hurricane Sandy moved across Haiti killing ...read more
Striking red gold in Muumoni
 - 07/10/2012 - How a woman in rural Kenya is reaping the benefits of growing tomatoes using innovative irrigation technology Mrs. Mutisya keenly studies the leaves of her newly transplanted tomato crop. She has ...read more
Banking on women
 - 02/10/2012 - How innovative technology by FAO is promoting a savings culture for grains Osama is dead and the women of Kimu market in Kyuso district are a happy lot. And no, the ...read more
Dinner on the roof
 - 24/09/2012 - Urban aquaponic systems have proven to be successful in providing an environmentally sustainable solution to ensure food and nutrition security and to protect the livelihoods of the most vulnerable. In the ...read more
Planting the seeds of hope
 - 12/09/2012 - Heavy rainfall, long withering droughts and other natural shocks and disasters – all signs of increased climate change – have made it almost impossible for vulnerable people to cope. In ...read more
FAO staff member killed in Southern Somalia
 - 27/08/2012 - A UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) staff member has been killed in an attack by an armed group in Southern Somalia, the hunger-fighting agency announced. "Our deepest condolences go out ...read more
The potential of fishing in South Sudan
 - 14/08/2012 - A fisherman’s camp on the banks of the White Nile River in South Sudan. A group are returning home for lunch, after a few hours of work. It’s the peak ...read more
Nearly half of all children under five years in Lesotho are stunted, an indicator of chronic malnutrition
 - 11/08/2012 - Stunting is common in southern Africa. It is estimated that in Lesotho about 40% of children under the age of five are stunted. To improve the nutritional status of the ...read more
South Sudan: The challenge of going home
 - 18/07/2012 - James Kon is one of a growing number of South Sudanese who are creating a crisis simply by going home. Born and raised in the South, he spent many years in ...read more