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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
 - Faced with the lingering effects of the 2012 food and nutrition crisis in the Sahel, high food prices, recurrent natural disasters, animal disease outbreaks and plant infestations, many families in ...READ MORE
 - FAO STRATEGY The most urgent priority of FAO and all UN partners is stopping the epidemic and ending the tragic loss of life. Immediate action must also ...read more
16/01/2015
 - STRATEGIC RESPONSE FAO’s main objective is to mitigate the negative impacts of EVD on food security and livelihoods in Guinea, and to contribute to lifesaving activities by ...read more
16/01/2015
 - STRATEGIC RESPONSE The most urgent concerns expressed by the women and men interviewed were the imminent threat of virus transmission and the revitalization of their livelihood activities, ...read more
16/01/2015
 - STRATEGIC RESPONSE The Food Security and Nutrition Working Group – of which FAO supports the secretariat – recommends the following actions: (i) re-open key periodic markets under ...read more
16/01/2015
 - For FAO, preparedness consists of setting up effective measures to anticipate, respond to and recover from the impact of disasters for the different analysis units such ...read more
12/01/2015
 - HIGHLIGHTS Rice production is estimated to decline by 12 percent, 8 percent and 3.7 percent in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, respectively. The sub - national level impact ...read more
05/01/2015
 - As South Sudan’s livestock owners have fled the ongoing conflict, millions of animals have been displaced, leading to fresh outbreaks of disease and rising tensions between ...read more
01/01/2015
 - FAO and its partners say that a global effort is needed to prevent the rapid spread of the deadly Fusarium wilt disease in bananas, which poses ...read more
26/12/2014
 - The outbreak and subsequent spread of the ebola virus disease had catastrophic effects on the income generating capacities of Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLA) members ...read more
19/12/2014
 - HIGHLIGHTS The Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak, which has severely affected the country since the beginning of the year resulted in a serious shock to the agriculture ...read more
17/12/2014