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17 Dec 2014

Ebola leaves hundreds of thousands facing hunger in three worst-hit countries

Lack of access to food in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone could threaten over one million people

The number of people facing food insecurity due to the Ebola epidemic in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone could top one million by March 2015 unless access to food is drastically improved...

   
5 Dec 2014

Technical Consultation on Prevention and Management of Fusarium Wilt Disease of Banana ~ 9-10 December 2014

Fusarium wilt disease, caused by the fungus Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubense (Foc), is among the most destructive diseases of banana. A new race of the fungus known as Tropical Race 4 (TR4) has been affecting severely banana plantations in Southeast Asia and recently it has been reported, for the first...

   
2 Dec 2014

Africa Solidarity Trust Fund grants FAO $1.5 million to support Ebola-hit countries

Grant is part of $6.5 million to boost Africa-wide initiatives including youth employment and South-South Cooperation

Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the countries hardest hit by the Ebola epidemic, will each receive $500 000 to help curb the potentially devastating impact of the disease on food security and...

   
27 Nov 2014

US$4 million to fight trans-boundary animal and plant pests and improve food safety in southern Africa (In English)

Africa mobilizes resources for Africa

A US$4 million project to strengthen controls of food security threats and better manage plant and animal pests and diseases in the Southern African region was launched today in Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare. The project is funded by the Africa Solidarity Trust Fund’s...

   
24 Nov 2014

New avian influenza’s rapid spread to Europe threatens poultry sector especially in low-resourced countries

FAO and OIE urge at-risk countries to step-up prevention efforts through increased bio-security

A new bird flu strain detected in Europe which is similar to strains reported to be circulating in 2014 in Asia poses a significant threat to the poultry sector, especially in low-resourced countries situated along the...

   
28 Oct 2014

Four in one – new discovery on pest fruit flies

Research findings should reduce trade barriers and boost pest control measures

Four of the world's most destructive agricultural pests are actually one and the same fruit fly, according to the results of a global research effort released today. The discovery should lead to the easing of certain international...

   
8 Oct 2014

Ebola: FAO launches new initiative to tackle growing food security threat

$30 million urgently needed to safeguard lives, food security and livelihoods

FAO today launched a new programme to urgently assist 90 000 vulnerable households in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone whose food supplies and livelihoods are threatened by the disruptive effect the Ebola epidemic is having...

   
2 Oct 2014

Locust plague in Madagascar halted, but at great risk of resurgence

Achievements of FAO and Government of Madagascar threatened by funding gap

A locust plague that spread across Madagascar threatening the main staple food crops and pasture in the country has been successfully contained, however, progress is under threat due to a gap in funding, FAO said...

   
22 Sep 2014

Increased concern over latest strain of avian influenza in Southeast Asia

FAO urges continued vigilance to safeguard poultry and livelihoods

A recently-emerged strain of avian influenza virus in poultry in Southeast Asia known as A(H5N6) represents a new threat to animal health and livelihoods and must be closely monitored, FAO said today. Chinese authorities first reported the influenza A(H5N6) virus...

   
2 Sep 2014

West Africa: Ebola outbreak puts harvests at risk, sends food prices shooting up

Agriculture in affected countries under significant strain, says new FAO special alert  

Disruptions in food trade and marketing in the three West African countries most affected by Ebola have made food increasingly expensive and hard to come by, while labor shortages are putting the upcoming harvest season at serious...

   
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