Vilis Matulis of Ludza, Latvia, has proved that disability need not be a handicap in building up a successful business. His beekeeping operation is booming, thanks to assistance from FAO's TeleFood programme.
As returnees pour in to Southern Sudan, FAO is working to ensure that emergency relief and longer-term development of agriculture go hand in hand so that those who have made the long journey home can begin to rebuild their lives.
An FAO project on Cambodia's Tonle Sap lake has helped spark major changes in the way natural resources of the lake are being managed, spelling good news for the millions whose food security depends on them.
The December 2004 tsunami destroyed over half of all fish farms in Indonesia's Aceh province. Now, with support from Italy, FAO is working with Indonesian teams to restore a damaged aquaculture research centre to help put the sector back on its feet and promote the use of responsible fish farming methods.
Amid the unending piles of rubble and stinking pools of saltwater along the once-idyllic coastline of Aceh, the Indonesian province worst hit by the December 26 tsunami, the local people are showing new determination to rebuild their lives and livelihoods.
In Guatemala and a number of other developing countries FAO is helping governments assess and improve their forest management through inventories of forest and tree resources, including their uses and benefits.