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Flooding leaves South Sudan facing threat of ‘catastrophic’ hunger levels 

Torrential rains and flooding across South Sudan have created the threat of “catastrophic” levels of hunger and left hundreds of thousands homeless, UN humanitarians said on Tuesday. 

Countries meet to ensure future of plant genetics

Representatives from 144 countries are meeting in Kigali, Rwanda, this week to ensure that future generations will have access to food and agricultural products that originate from plants.

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FAO and partners battle new banana disease strain

A new strain of fungus is threatening one of the world’s most favourite fruits.

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Fall armyworm pest spreading fast across Africa from Americas

The so-called “fall armyworm” pest is a “new threat” to agriculture and the economy of Southern Africa which has already spread to seven countries since the beginning of the year.

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Farmers need extra US$45 million to ward off El Niño in Ethiopia

Farmers battling drought in Ethiopia have “a small window of opportunity” this September to plant a last set of crops for the year, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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Sowing new seeds to end hunger in Central African Republic

A campaign to help around 50,000 subsistence-farming families in the Central African Republic (CAR) break out of their cycle of hunger has just got underway.

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El Niño threat puts world in “uncharted territory”

Drought and crop failure in some parts of the world, unseasonal rainfall and flooding in others: these are some of the conditions brought on by the current El Niño phenomenon.

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Getting West African food staples to market

With a population of more than 340 million—and growing—West Africa is home to a third of the African continent. But the region is struggling to feed its people.

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