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 - Agriculture plays an important role in Nepal’s economy, but the country’s small-scale producers face many challenges. Access to quality inputs, decent roads, irrigation and markets is patchy. Natural disasters destroy ...READ MORE
 - More than three-quarters of Malagasy families earn a living from agriculture, but frequent natural disasters – drought in the South, cyclones in the East, locust threats – cut into production ...READ MORE
 - Despite the considerable progress made since 2001, Afghanistan remains an extremely poor country, with living standards that are among the lowest in the world. Some 42 ...read more
14/01/2009
 - The humanitarian crisis in Somalia continues to escalate at an alarming rate, as confirmed by the Food Security Analysis Unit’s survey completed in August 2008. Increasing ...read more
19/11/2008
 - Two decades of civil conflict between the Government of the Republic of Uganda and the Lord’s Resistance Army displaced some 1.8 million people and left northern ...read more
19/11/2008
 - Much of the population of West Africa suffers from poverty. Many people who are not officially classified as poor are only slightly above the absolute poverty ...read more
19/11/2008
 - Beginning on 13 October, Tropical Depression 16 caused widespread flooding and devastation throughout Honduras. Heavy rains, which doubled the average level of precipitation for the month ...read more
29/10/2008
 - Poor and erratic rainfall since October 2007 has caused the worst drought to strike Syria in four decades. Approximately one million people are severely affected and ...read more
29/09/2008
 - Despite a strategic coastal location that enables the import and export of goods to land-locked countries in the Horn of Africa, the Republic of Djibouti continues ...read more
31/07/2008
 - Situation could worsen, particularly for urban poor and drought-hit rural communities. The humanitarian situation in Somalia is deteriorating quickly due to soaring food prices, a significantly ...read more
19/05/2008
 - Extreme dry weather in several provinces of Zimbabwe is likely to cause serious damage to the main 2008 maize harvest, FAO warned today. This could aggravate an already ...read more
10/04/2008
 - Nepal is one of the world’s poorest and least developed countries. Nearly one-quarter of its population lives on less than US$1 per day. Coping with the ...read more
20/02/2008