While the world fights to slow the spread of COVID-19, the worst pandemic experienced in a century, countries in South Asia are simultaneously responding to plagues of locusts, cyclones and a deadly livestock disease, all of which threaten to worsen hunger and the livelihoods of millions of people, the Food [...]
In addition to the recent outbreak of COVID-19, with its devastating impact on the agriculture and agrifood sectors, African Swine Fever (ASF) continues to spread and threaten the livelihoods, food security and nutritional status of vulnerable groups in Asia and the Pacific region. In response to this continuing ASF threat, the [...]
As COVID-19 continues to threaten the lives and livelihoods of millions of people in Southeast Asia, additional concerns are being raised about the longer term health of the sub-region’s food systems – a complex matrix involving farmers, fishers, labourers, drivers, cold storage, food processors, retailers, and consumers. From small village markets [...]
The livelihoods of millions of family farmers in Pakistan have been affected by a series of natural hazards in the last 14 months and now stand to be devastated by the spread of COVID-19, but action is underway to help them, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations [...]
Governments and partners across the Asia-Pacific region are acting to protect citizens from Coronavirus disease –2019 (COVID-19). These crucial efforts will save many lives. However, measures needed to slow the transmission of the disease are resulting in hardship for many vulnerable families. In particular, COVID-19 pandemic is having [...]
Cairo, 12 October 2014 - FAO expresses concern for the food security of all people in Gaza during the Cairo International Conference on Palestine, “Reconstructing Gaza”, hosted today by the Government of Egypt. “The livelihoods of farmers, herders and fishers were devastated by the seven-week [...]
30 September 2014, Cairo – The number of undernourished in the Near East and North Africa (NENA) has more than doubled since 1990 standing now at about 33 million peoples, according to the UN Hunger Report. The NENA is also the only region where, during the [...]
Efforts to preserve and update knowledge on date palms have created an unique system that combines production and sustainability, safeguards biodiversity, and helps to improve the livelihoods of those who till the land. Since 1965, FAO is proud to be part of the efforts to [...]
Sana’a, 14 July 2014 - The Netherlands Government and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN sign a new project agreement to enhance water resources management in Yemen. The USD 4 934 507 worth project will reduce groundwater abstraction in the Sana’a basin to more sustainable levels [...]
Cairo, 13 July 2014 - FAO hosts the first Steering Committee to discuss the implementation of the Near East and North Africa Action Plan for the Benefit-Sharing Fund in the Near East and North Africa (NENA) of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resource for Agriculture.
[Malawi News Agency] Nsanje -Government has trashed assertions made by Tonse Alliance that it was not providing good prices for Cotton.
[Vanguard] The National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA) says it plans to empower 77,400 young farmers to engage in agricultural business.
[This Day] Abuja -The presidency has revealed its plans to engage 77,400 young farmers from all the 774 local government areas across the country in different farming activities in the agriculture sector.
[Daily News] THE fifth phase government has been setting up a strategy to restore and strengthen key crops in efforts to enable farmers have a wide choice of cultivations, which can boost their economy.
[Concord] Njala University has on Thursday 28th May,2020 signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Agriculture Value Chain Development Project (AVDP) to implement a USD 191,900,000 Oil Palm project at the University Secretariat, Njala Campus.