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Africa Sustainable Livestock 2050 (ASL2050) launched today in Addis Ababa, encouraging governments to think beyond livestock today, for the people of tomorrow. ASL2050 is a cross-sectoral initiative analysing the impact of a growing livestock sector on public health, the environment, and livelihoods.
23 February 2017, Freetown -  The second edition of  the Regional Overview of Food Insecurity in sub-Saharan Africa (2016) reveals that some 153 million people, representing about 26 percent of the population above 15 years of age in sub-Saharan Africa, suffered from severe food insecurity in 2014/15. “What it means is...
Jose Graziano Da SilvaFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Director-GeneralErtharin Cousin World Food Programme, Executive Director Anthony LakeUNICEF, Executive Director 21 February 2017, Rome - The latest food security analysis in South Sudan has led to a declaration of famine in Leer and Mayendit counties in Greater Unity region. Two other counties are at...
20 February 2017, Juba - War and a collapsing economy have left some 100,000 people facing starvation in parts of South Sudan where famine was declared today, three UN agencies warned. A further 1 million people are classified as being on the brink of famine.  The Food and Agriculture Organization of the...
February 17, 2017, Abuja- Buoyed by the prospect of restarting   life through agricultural livelihoods, many internally displaced persons   (IDPs) in North East Nigeria are returning to farms supported by the Food and   Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Under the ongoing Restoring Agricultural Livelihoods of IDPs,  ...
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