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 - An international Red Locust emergency campaign in Eastern and Southern Africa has succeeded in containing a massive locust outbreak in Tanzania, FAO said today. It is ...read more
24/06/2009
 - In 2009, Madagascar has suffered the effects of multiple crises, including drought and cyclones. Political instability, which led to the recent ousting of the President, has ...read more
07/04/2009
 - Numerous changes to the political landscape took place in Zimbabwe during 2008. Violence leading up to the March election affected an estimated 36 000 people, while the signing ...read more
19/11/2008
 - FAO will help cash-strapped farmers in Swaziland to purchase seeds in time for the next planting season, Director-General Jacques Diouf said today. Diouf was speaking to ...read more
08/09/2008
 - A month-long series of plantings is coming to an end in eastern Madagascar, aimed at ensuring that the local food supply – of rice especially – ...read more
28/08/2008
 - 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
 - Cyclones Fame and Ivan have affected more than 239 000 people in Madagascar. Striking only three weeks apart (27 January and 17 February, respectively), the cyclones ...read more
03/03/2008
 - FAO assistance addresses immediate and long-term needs - Heavy rains are expected to continue in the Zambezi River basin through the end of March 2008, posing ...read more
21/02/2008
 - FAO is urging governments and the international community to implement immediate measures in support of poor countries hit hard by dramatic food price increases. Currently 37 countries ...read more
17/12/2007
 - FAO agricultural fairs help thousands of poor farm families in southern Africa – FAO has distributed over 1 000 tonnes of seeds, as well as fertilizer ...read more
11/12/2007