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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) leases aircraft and procures equipment to boost desert locust control operations in Ethiopia

FAO will provide farmers and pastoralists with livestock feed, agricultural inputs and cash transfers

With funding support from the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (UN CERF) the United Kingdom's Department for International Development (UK DFID), MasterCard, the European Commission’s Directorate General International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO), and United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)…

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Ezingo project: joint support for the participation of young people in reconciliation efforts and promoting peace in the Central African Republic

The project focuses on organizing young people into groups, and strengthening their capacities to play a more important role in peacebuilding and reconciliation efforts

Funded by the United Nations Development Programme Multi-Partner Trust Fund, the Ezingo project represents a collective response by FAO together with other UN agencies - United Nations Population Fund and the United Nations Children’s Fund - to support the recovery of and empowerment of young people in the Central African Republic. Indeed, the name of the…

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Germany contributes EUR 50 million to strengthen resilience in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

180,000 people in Kivu provinces to benefit as German Government expands its support to communities weakened by conflict, agricultural and climate shocks

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), through the German Development Bank KfW, has contributed EUR 50 million ($54 million) to a resilience building programme to be implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the…

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Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) welcomes €17 million contribution from Germany to combat the impact of the Desert Locust upsurge in East Africa

Funds will assist farmers and protect rural livelihoods affected by the worsening outbreak

FAO Director-General QU Dongyu has welcomed a €17 million contribution from Germany to provide assistance to those directly affected by the Desert Locust upsurge in East Africa. Germany's Permanent Representative to FAO, Ulrich Seidenberger, made the announcement at FAO headquarters in Rome. The new pledge comes after Germany already contributed…

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Ramping up the fight against Fall Armyworm

Tools are available to wrestle Fall Armyworm, a voracious invasive species that is ravaging crops in Africa, Asia and the Near East

FAO advances Global Action to control the spread and damage of a crop-eating pest affecting millions of livelihoods Tools are available to wrestle Fall Armyworm, a voracious invasive species that is ravaging crops in Africa, Asia and the Near East, and it is imperative to intensify coordination to curb the…

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Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) welcomes European Union contribution of €11 million to fight Desert Locust outbreak

Food security of millions under threat as upsurge spreads from East Africa to the Persian Gulf

FAO Director-General QU Dongyu today welcomed an € 11 million contribution from the European Union as the UN agency steps up efforts to fight the Desert Locust upsurge which has now spread from East Africa to the Persian Gulf. The European Commission announced €10 million would come from the European Commission's Directorate-General…

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Ethiopia races against time to control locusts as the planting season starts

Cross-border swarm movements with Kenya and breeding continues in Southern Ethiopia

The Government of Ethiopia is racing against time to control Desert Locusts as the February – May Belg season starts. With support from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Ministry of Agriculture is scaling up aerial and ground operations in Oromia and Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' (SNNP) regions…

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Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) welcomes $10 million donation from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to fight Desert Locust upsurge in East Africa

Director-General urges more donors to help prevent a humanitarian crisis

FAO Director-General QU Dongyu today welcomed a $10 million donation from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support the fight against the Desert Locust upsurge in East Africa as the UN agency expanded its appeal. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation said its donation would assist FAO as it…

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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…