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October 10th, 2016 / AfrianBrains.net

FAO support reinforces food security response to one of the worst El Niño-induced droughts on record.

Ethiopia is about to complete one of the largest and most successful seed distribution campaigns in the country’s history, aimed at helping farmers to stay on their feet in the face of a blistering drought caused by El Niño, FAO said today.

More than 32 000 tonnes of seed have been distributed to around 1.7 million food and nutrition insecure households across Ethiopia’s six major regions by the Government, FAO, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and other humanitarian agencies. See more