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 - 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
 - Malawi’s small-scale producers – who make up the vast majority of farmers – are struggling to produce enough to feed themselves and their families. Small landholdings, little access to credit, ...READ MORE
 - Thousands of hectares of agricultural land and crops have been damaged by floods and heavy rains in parts of southern Africa, and more damage may occur ...read more
07/02/2011
 - FAO's mandate is to raise levels of nutrition, improve agricultural productivity, better the lives of rural populations and contribute to the growth of the world economy. ...read more
03/01/2011
 - The recent stabilizing of the political situation in Zimbabwe, following post‑election violence in 2008, has allowed for modest gains in humanitarian activities. CAP 2011 – List of ...read more
30/11/2010
 - Madagascar is at risk of a significant plague of crop-eating locusts, FAO warned today. An unknown number of immature swarms of Malagasy Migratory Locust (Locusta migratoria ...read more
12/08/2010
 - Although food security in Zimbabwe improved significantly following government efforts and a USD 70 million international assistance programme providing farmers with subsidized inputs, the country still needs agricultural and ...read more
10/08/2010
 - Since 2009, the Republic of Madagascar has suffered extreme cycles of drought, cyclones and floods. These disasters have had major consequences on agricultural production, and food ...read more
02/08/2010
 - This network paper documents success stories from Malawi of livelihood-based social protection programmes for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC). The programmes have improved the lives of ...read more
01/07/2010
 - Regional Emergency Office for Southern Africa (REOSA) Technical Brief 1, July 2010 In southern Africa, high levels of soil degradation and a decline in fertility threaten agricultural ...read more
01/07/2010
 - Regional Emergency Office for Southern Africa (REOSA) Technical Brief 2, July 2010 Southern Africa has high levels of food insecurity with stunting levels of more than 20% ...read more
01/07/2010
 - Regional Emergency Office for Southern Africa (REOSA) Technical Brief 3, July 2010 Achieving food security remains central to many national and regional programmes and policies in southern ...read more
01/07/2010