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 - This national response plan details FAO's programme of work in Mozambique to help combat the fallout of COVID-19 on an already unfolding food crises among vulnerable sections of the population. It outlines the four pillars of the response and aims to serve as a fundraising document to be circulated among ...read more
08/05/2020
 -  Late rains, extended dry periods, two major cyclones and economic challenges have proved a recipe for disaster for food security and livelihoods across Southern Africa. Currently, 9.3 million people are severely food insecure in the nine most affected countries – a figure that could rise to over 12 million at the ...read more
28/10/2019
 - Key messages Six months after Cyclone Idai ripped into central Mozambique, and almost five months after Cyclone Kenneth hit the northern provinces, the country is still dealing with the devastating consequences of these two major disasters. An estimated 1.6 million people are currently severely food insecure, and 67 000 children acutely malnourished, ...read more
21/10/2019
 - Agriculture is the backbone of the economy in the United Republic of Tanzania. The sector contributes to about 30 percent of the gross domestic product, while supporting about 80 percent of rural livelihoods and producing about 95 percent of the country’s food requirements. However, small-scale production, which engages the majority ...read more
07/06/2019
 - Overview On 14 March 2019, Tropical Cyclone Idai made landfall near the port city of Beira before sweeping through five provinces – Inhambane, Manica, Sofala, Tete and Zambezia – decimating livelihoods and leaving a trail of death, destruction and damage in its wake. An estimated 1.85 million people are in need of ...read more
29/05/2019
 - There is evidence that the intensity and frequency of natural hazards and conflicts is increasing. Natural hazards, for example, now occur nearly five times as often compared to 40 years ago. The impact on local economies, on people’s lives and their livelihoods, has similarly increased. In some of the worst-hit ...read more
25/04/2019
 - Overview On 14 March 2019, Tropical Cyclone Idai made landfall near the port city of Beira before sweeping through five provinces in Mozambique – Inhambane, Manica, Sofala, Tete and Zambezia – decimating livelihoods and leaving a trail of death, destruction and damage in its wake. An estimated 1.85 million people are in ...read more
19/04/2019
 - Farmers and agropastoralists across Southern Africa are facing El Niño conditions for the second time in three years. This is occurring in a region where the most vulnerable are still grappling with the impacts of a strong drought episode in 2015/16, which had already weakened their capacity to produce food. ...read more
08/02/2019
 - Southern Africa is subject to multiple, frequent, and compounded shocks and stressors that prevent communities from fully recovering from crises, thereby deepening their vulnerability. This vulnerability was particularly exposed during the El Niño-induced drought in 2015–2016: the worst in the region for 35 years, it devastated local food systems and ...read more
05/10/2018
 - Fall Armyworm (FAW) arrived in Namibia during the 2016/2017 cropping season, following several years of difficulties for the agricultural sector caused by recurrent droughts. However, during the 2016/2017 season, weather conditions were generally favourable throughout most of the country – excluding the western and the southern regions. In these western and ...read more
01/10/2018
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