Milk for health and wealth - supporting small dairy producer communities in Lebanon

The introduction of modern equipment and cooling centres is benefiting over 3,000 farmers, especially women, and has increased their production capacity by some 50 percent.

Malawi farmers find relief from FAO project after severe floods

Smallholder farmers in the flood-prone districts of Phalombe, Mangochi and Nsanje in Malawi are now optimistic to stand on their feet following prospects of good harvest after severe floods washed away their fields last year.

Conservation Agriculture in Lesotho: when mother knows best

'Me Maphoka Thaba is a rural farmer in the village of Ha Khojane, Mahobong, in the district of Leribe, in northern Lesotho. Still active and energetic at 72, she has faced many problems that are all too common to rural farmers in Lesotho.

Women of Kanem taking the lead in agricultural development

In the western Chad region of Kanem, the majority of men from poor rural families have migrated to areas with better economic opportunities to ensure the survival of their families. Women are often left as head of household and assume particularly heavy tasks, including cultivating the land.

Backyard poultry provides an alternative way to sustain food security and nutrition in Syria

Findings from the FAO/WFP Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission conducted in May/June 2013 indicate that poultry production in Syria is estimated to have dropped by more than 50 percent compared with 2011. According to the Directorate of Animal Production of the Ministry of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform (MAAR) and the Union of Syrian Agriculture Chambers, less than 35 percent of the country’s poultry units were still operating by May 2013.
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