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 - Fall Armyworm (FAW) arrived in Namibia during the 2016/2017 cropping season, following several years of difficulties for the agricultural sector caused by recurrent droughts. However, during the 2016/2017 season, weather conditions were generally favourable throughout most of the country – excluding the western and the southern regions. In these western and ...read more
01/10/2018
 - There is a strong imperative to rebuild Iraq’s agriculture sector as it is a major provider of employment and income in rural and peri-urban areas. This will allow for the return of millions of internally displaced people (IDP) in Iraq to their areas of origin, following the retaking of Iraqi ...read more
01/10/2018
 - Crisis-affected populations – including refugees, internally displaced and the communities hosting them – often have severely constrained access to fuel and energy for cooking, heating, lighting and powering. FAO is working with partners through the Safe Access to Fuel and Energy (SAFE) initiative to address energy needs during emergencies and ...read more
28/09/2018
 - Highlights: FAO China ECTAD Office and the Veterinary Bureau of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) jointly organize the Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Video Launch Ceremony FAO China ECTAD attendance at the first meeting of the Technical Working Group (TWG) for the revision of the FAO Guide on Good Emergency Management ...read more
27/09/2018
 - This publication provides reference and general guidance for countries, specifically policy makers and official, to draft and implement policies on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and antimicrobial use (AMU) for food animal production within a One health Approach. It offers practical guide for countries to systematically identify, assess and strengthen AMR and ...read more
25/09/2018
 - New evidence in SOFI 2018 confirms a rise in world hunger: the number of people who suffer from hunger has been growing over the past three years, returning to levels from almost a decade ago. Multiple forms of malnutrition are evident in many countries: adult obesity is growing even as ...read more
11/09/2018
 - Key messages From June to August 2018, FAO bolstered the food production capacity of households in northeastern Nigeria through the provision of seed and fertilizer to about 112 500 households (790 000 people) in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states. The distribution will support enhanced food security, nutrition and income generation for ...read more
05/09/2018
 - Challenges Sustainable financing: Sustainability of national health security Legislation: The need to strengthen legal bases for many good practices Managing Risks: Human-animal-environment interface using One Health approach Multi-sectoral collaboration: For preparedness and response
04/09/2018
 - Fragility has become the reality in several countries of the Middle East and North Africa. Armed conflict and forced displacement are taking an enormous toll on human lives, with the region accounting for about 60 percent of the estimated global total of battle-related casualties since the turn of the millennium. Conflicts and ...read more
30/08/2018
 - In the context of increasing humanitarian crises, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the World Food Programme are committed, alongside Member States, to provide decision makers and the public at large with transparent and harmonized information to increase accountability by all. This report provides United Nations Security ...read more
22/08/2018