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 - On 10 November 2013, the coast of the Puntland region of Somalia was hit by a tropical cyclone causing heavy rainfall and flash floods. FAO Somalia’s Water and Land Information Management project (SWALIM) provided timely early warning information to the Government’s Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management Agency (HADMA) and to ...read more
18/12/2013
 - This FAO Kenya Newsletter examines our World Food Day activities including the inaugural Media Awards. There are also reports on how sorghum farming is improving livelihoods in various parts of Kenya and the effect of this year’s long rains on food distribution in the country. In addition, we focus on how ...read more
05/11/2013
 - In this issue: Seed security Wedding out a problem
31/07/2013
 - This FAO Kenya Newsletter examines how an initiative on agribusiness support for smallholders is improving the livelihoods of banana farmers. As the countdown to World Food Day fast approaches, key events are lined up including a new award competition aimed at recognizing outstanding contributions by the media in Kenya. Topics include: Gender and Food Security: A ...read more
23/07/2013
 - In this issue: Going High-Tech FAO in the Field in Kassala
01/07/2013
 - In early February 2012, thanks to good rains and a strong multisectoral humanitarian and development effort, we were able to declare an end to famine conditions in Somalia. The crisis in Somalia and in the rest of the Horn of Africa, however, is far from over. If we do not sustain ...read more
29/05/2013
 - The Horn of Africa (HoA) is one of the most food-insecure regions in the world. The 2011 drought affected more than 13 million people at the peak of the crisis, causing massive food insecurity and famine. Given the complex nature of crises affecting the region, which often occur simultaneously and can ...read more
24/05/2013