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Highlights of the Emergencies Director visit to South Sudan
 - 28/01/2015 - Mr Dominique Burgeon, Director of FAO's Emergency and Rehabilitation Division and Coordinator of the Organizations's resilience work, visited South Sudan from 15-20 January 2015. [View the story "FAO Emergency Director field ...read more

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Witnessing the effects of conflict in Nyal, South Sudan
 - 24/03/2014 - Dominique Burgeon, Director of FAO's Emergency and Rehabilitation Division, describes his recent visit to South Sudan: "On 20 March, as part of the Emergency Directors’ Group, I had the opportunity ...read more
CAR farmers struggle to recover from devastation
 - 13/03/2014 - With the year’s main planting season just weeks away, many in the Central African Republic (CAR) have been left desperately ill-equipped by months of conflict. In the charred village of ...read more
Transitional Government and United Nations agencies tackle the food crisis and engage in the recovery of the agriculture sector
 - 12/03/2014 - The Transitional Government and United Nations (UN) agencies came together in Mbaïki, 95 km southwest of the capital, Bangui, for the official launch of the 2014/15 agricultural campaign in the ...read more
South Sudan conflict reverses progress on food security
 - 07/03/2014 - The conflict in South Sudan risks reversing gains in food security that the country had made over the last year, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) ...read more
New Initiative Enables Somali Farmers to Produce Food Assistance
 - 06/03/2014 - For the first time, Somali farmers are turning themselves into suppliers of high-quality food assistance for their fellow Somali people. A new initiative backed by the European Union, the government ...read more
Midterm debriefing and review meeting of the locust control campaign in Madagascar (in FRENCH)
 - 05/03/2014 - Une réunion de restitution concernant les activités réalisées au cours de la première partie de la 1ère campagne de lutte antiacridienne (septembre 2013 -septembre 2014) du Programme triennal de réponse ...read more
Food, water and health in San Luis
 - 26/02/2014 - San Luis is located in the rural area of Puerto Asís, Putumayo, Colombia. Around 70 percent of its population is African descendant that around 40 years ago arrived from the ...read more
Logistical obstacles and the challenges of emergency food and agriculture responses in South Sudan
 - 12/02/2014 - Even under the best of circumstances major logistical obstacles make it difficult for FAO to support humanitarian and development initiatives in South Sudan. Before the start of the crisis, FAO ...read more
Spillover effects of FAO Lesotho Emergency and Resilience Programme
 - 07/02/2014 - FAO Lesotho and the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security (MAFS) started the Emergency and Resilience Programme (ERP) in 2012, reaching by 2013 up to 18 500 vulnerable farming households ...read more
Nearly 860,000 people remain acutely food insecure in Somalia with 51,000 children facing increased risk of death
 - 05/02/2014 - Successive seasons of near to above average rainfall in most parts of Somalia, low food prices and continued humanitarian response have brought down the number of people requiring urgent, ...read more