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 - FAO seeks USD 144 million to assist more than 6 million rural Somalis affected by the drought. This includes 2 million people to receive direct food security and livelihood support, while delivering emergency veterinary care to 32.7 million livestock belonging to around 4.3 million people. This Action Plan builds on ...read more
14/06/2019
 - This year’s Global Report on Food Crises highlights the plight of millions of people who must fight every day against acute hunger and malnutrition. More than 113 million people across 53 countries experienced acute hunger requiring urgent food, nutrition and livelihoods assistance (IPC/CH Phase 3 or above) in 2018. The worst ...read more
02/04/2019
 - Livestock production and productivity are very low in Ethiopia. One of the major constraints being the poor quality and inadequate quantity of feed available. Given that grazing land is decreasing and production of cash crops is increasing, agroindustrial by-products (AIBPs) could become important inputs in feed rations for different classes ...read more
28/02/2019
 - 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
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