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Hunger threatens over half of the population in South Sudan

Food security worsened significantly in areas hit by last year’s floods

Some 6.5 million people in South Sudan - more than half of the population - could be in acute food insecurity at the height of this hunger season (May-July), three United Nations agencies warned today. The situation is particularly worrying in the areas hardest hit by the 2019 floods, where…

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Cooperation models for transforming the agricultural sector

South-South and triangular cooperation can foster smarter agriculture, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Director-General tells UN panel

The path to reducing unacceptable hunger levels "lies in our ability to transform the agricultural sector", FAO Director-General QU Dongyu said today at a high-level panel here. "We need smarter agriculture that works with, not against, nature, that properly values and remunerates the contributions of small-scale producers, fishers, pastoralists and…

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New Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) project to provide urgent support to flood victims in Rwanda

The flooding submerged more than 50 hectares of rice fields and almost 4 000 hectares of cropland and killed about 90 animals

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in collaboration with the Government of Rwanda has launched a new project to support farmers severely affected by last year’s floods in the Kirehe district. The flooding submerged more than 50 hectares of rice fields and almost 4 000 hectares of cropland and killed…

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Drought-affected households in Ethiopia benefit from FAO cash-transfer project

The Programme is funded by the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund and the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has provided 4 500 drought-affected pastoral households in the Somali region of Ethiopia with unconditional cash transfers to meet their immediate needs and invest in productive activities. Each beneficiary household received 80 USD transfers between December 2019 and January 2020. Households with…

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Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) appeals for urgent support to fight worsening Desert Locust upsurge in the Horn of Africa

Director-General says efforts need to be scaled up to prevent a humanitarian crisis

FAO Director-General QU Dongyu said today the Desert Locust upsurge in the Horn of Africa threatened to provoke a humanitarian crisis and appealed for urgent funding to tackle the outbreak in order to protect livelihoods and food security. The locust outbreak is the worst to strike Ethiopia and Somalia for…

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Alarm over Desert Locusts increases as new generation of the destructive pests starts breeding in Horn of Africa

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warns of an unprecedented threat to food security and livelihoods

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today warned that rising numbers of Desert Locusts present an extremely alarming and unprecedented threat to food security and livelihoods in the Horn of Africa. According to FAO's latest update on the Desert Locust upsurge, the current situation would be further worsened by…

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Desert Locusts spread to new areas in Ethiopia

Over 1 800 km2 of crop, pasture and forest cover has already been invaded by Desert Locust

Despite control efforts, Desert Locusts are spreading to new areas of Ethiopia in vast numbers. According to Government data provided on 07 January 2020, Desert Locusts has have infested more than 2 350 km2 of land across the Afar, Amhara, Oromia, Somali, Tigray, and Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' (SNNP) regional states,…

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Massive, border-spanning campaign needed to combat locust upsurge in East Africa

Ravenous swarms threaten entire East Africa subregion - Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) scales up its emergency response

Desert Locust swarms in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia - already unprecedented in their size and destructive potential - could swell exponentially and spill over into more countries in East Africa if efforts to deal with the voracious pest are not massively scaled up across the region, FAO warned today. "This…

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Egypt develop a risk-based imported food control system for Egypt

More than 30 inspectors from the Food Safety Authority participated in this series of workshops, in order to become among the first ones trained on dealing with these procedures

Developing a more effective risk-based imported food control system is essential to ensure that Egyptians have ready and sustained access to safe and nutritious food, and to protect consumer’s health. It is also essential to facilitate trade of food products into Egypt, whilst spreading the Codex Alimentarius culture in Egypt.…

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Food and Agriculture organization (FAO) welcomes global recognition of fruits, vegetables, tea and food loss and waste

UN General Assembly establishes new international year and days devoted to food and agriculture

FAO welcomes today's decision by the United Nations to create two new international days and one international year devoted to issues directly related to food and agriculture. The UN General Assembly adopted resolutions designating 2021 as the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables, 21 May as International Tea Day and…