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 - This issue: FAO, Ethiopian Government collaborate to identify and map One Health key partners New project to improve sanitary capacity, facilitate export of livestock and livestock products from Ethiopia Anthrax awareness raising workshop convenes National animal health workforce database has been reviewed, updated Assessing capacity of national AMR surveillance system Sensitizing One Health stakeholders on socio-economic ...read more
10/12/2018
 - Available evidence indicates that pastoral destitution in Ethiopia is principally driven by feed and water scarcity. Feed resources ought to be considered in the broader perspective and not predominantly during emergency as is the case now. Feed inventory and balance is therefore requisite such that the country is aware of ...read more
05/10/2018
 - There’s evidence that the intensity and frequency of climate-driven natural disasters and conflicts is increasing. Natural disasters now occur nearly five times as often as 40 years ago. The impact on local economies, on peoples’ livelihoods and lives has similarly grown. In some of the worst-hit places, it can seem ...read more
04/07/2018
 -  In the 21st Century, Somalia has experienced drought and floods during 17 out of 18 years. “Normal rains” are no longer the norm. Somalia’s damaged and degrading infrastructure (since civil war in early 1990s) is compounding the situation. Well-functioning and managed water infrastructure would have significantly reduced the impacts of both ...read more
07/05/2018
 - In 2017, Somalia risked and averted Famine. One key success factor was getting the right type and scale of assistance into rural areas – where famines start. FAO and partners mounted an unprecedented campaign to protect and restore rural livelihoods, delivering USD 143 million in assistance to 7 million people ...read more
25/04/2018
 - Recurrent drought, degraded rangelands and reduced access to traditional grazing lands have left pastoral communities in the Horn of Africa’s arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs) more vulnerable and facing severe livestock feed shortages. During dry spells, pastoral communities suffer from food and nutrition insecurity, as well as shrinking incomes occasioned ...read more
25/04/2018
 - The Global Report on Food Crises brings together regional and national data and analysis into one report to provide a clear comprehensive picture of acute food insecurity in the many countries affected by food crises around the world. The report goes beyond the figures to explore key drivers of food insecurity, ...read more
22/03/2018
 - Key messages Rural livelihoods are people’s best defence against famine. Interventions that reinforce rural livelihoods meet immediate food needs, mitigate displacement pressures, reduce the overall humanitarian burden and lay the groundwork for recovery. FAO is delivering large-scale, strategic combinations of assistance to rural people at high risk of hunger, providing them with ...read more
04/12/2017
 - Highlights Consecutive seasons of poor rainfall in southern and southeastern pastoral areas have driven increasing humanitarian needs. At USD 1.25 billion, Ethiopia’s Midyear Review of the 2017 HRD is among the largest humanitarian appeals in the world. A surge in food insecurity – now affecting 8.5 million people, up from 5.6 million in ...read more
30/08/2017
 - FAO’s Famine Prevention and Drought Response Plan is part of a wider humanitarian response involving UN, and international and local NGO partners to prevent a famine this year in Somalia. It complements WFP, UNICEF and other partners’ response plans to address the main dimensions of food and nutrition insecurity. FAO’s updated ...read more
21/08/2017
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