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FAO in the field, 2007
An innovative agricultural and livestock census has uncovered unsuspected agricultural riches in Niger, one of the world’s poorest countries.
FAO has distributed over 1 000 tonnes of seeds, as well as fertilizer and tools, to more than 110 000 poor farmers in three southern African countries through a system of mobile trade fairs.
Farmers in Burundi plant cassava free of a deadly disease that brought hunger to thousands, thanks to global plant genetics policy and research - and EU/FAO support.
A war-ravaged country is making crucial steps towards restoring its single most important source of living, agriculture, with EU/FAO assistance.
FAO is working closely with Lesotho's Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security and Catholic Relief Services (CRS) to help farmers in Lesotho recover from a hard-hitting drought.
Afghan farmers are benefiting from a new market information system set up by FAO and funded by the European Union, Germany and United States.
Small seed companies run by farmers turned businessmen are meeting booming demand for improved crop varieties and fueling a bumper harvest this year.
In the Indus Valley, Pakistani taxpayers are now financing what European Union taxpayers helped start – a movement to help farmers rein in indiscriminate use of pesticides, while reducing their poverty at the same time.
An innovative new approach from FAO is helping poor people around the world turn forests into cash income - without felling the trees.