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 - The world faces one of the largest food crises in 70 years, with 20 million people in four countries — northeastern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen — at risk of famine. If no action is taken, an additional 10 million will be threatened by famine. Famine has already been declared ...read more
25/05/2017
 - The number and frequency of recorded natural disasters, along with the associated impact and damage to livelihoods and economies (local, national), are increasing significantly. Natural disasters often destroy critical agricultural assets and infrastructure, disrupting production cycles, trade flows and livelihoods means. This affects food security and causes additional disruptions throughout ...read more
23/05/2017
 - Input trade fairs are one-day temporary markets that provide farmers and pastoralists access to agricultural inputs and services through the exchange of vouchers.
17/05/2017
 - Rural men and women are provided with assistance in the form of vouchers that can be exchanged for agricultural inputs (e.g. seeds, fertilizers, livestock and animal feed) and/or services from selected suppliers.
17/05/2017
 - Cash+ are cash transfers that are combined with productive inputs and/or technical training and extension services to boost the livelihoods and productive capacities of poor, vulnerable men and women.
17/05/2017
 - Cash for work involves providing short-term employment opportunities to poor, vulnerable men and women. The main objectives are to: Provide income support, and  Build or rehabilitate community productive assets
17/05/2017
 - Cash and vouchers are tools that provide support to men and women that are food insecure, living in poverty or experiencing other forms of vulnerabilities. FAO implements various types of programmes, including: cash transfers, cash for work, cash+, input trade fairs and voucher programmes.
17/05/2017
 - Highlights Humanitarian needs in Ethiopia are increasing primarily in southern and southeastern pastoral areas due to the failure of the 2016 deyr/hagaya (October to December) rains and below-average and erratic 2017 gu/genna (March to May) rains. Drought is heavily impacting the livelihoods of livestock-dependent communities, with extremely limited pasture and water causing ...read more
15/05/2017
 - Key messages Rural livelihoods provide a critical 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, providing them with cash-transfers for ...read more
12/05/2017
 - The Sahel and West Africa is one of the world’s poorest, least developed and most food insecure regions, with the fastest growing population. On average, an estimated 20 million people face food insecurity every year during the lean season. Malnutrition rates are among the highest in the world, with 5.9 million children under the age ...read more
08/05/2017
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