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Beyond coconut farming: building alternative livelihoods for Filipino farmers affected by Typhoon Haiyan
 - 01/12/2015 - The road to recovery has not been easy for fifty-two-year-old Marcelina Calvez and her husband who have been farming in Palompon, Leyte for more than 30 years. They have seven ...read more

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Typhoon-affected islands off the coast of Samar receive much-needed livestock support
 - 21/09/2015 - The island of Tubabao, off the coast of Guiuan in Eastern Samar was one of the first areas in the Philippines to be hit by super Typhoon Haiyan. While the ...read more
Training on Fisheries and Aquaculture Emergency Response Guidance held in the Philippines
 - 02/09/2015 - On 10-11 June 2015, FAO conducted a Training on Fisheries and Aquaculture Emergency Response Guidance in the island municipality of Coron, Palawan, the Republic of the Philippines. The training was ...read more
Building more resilient farming communities after Typhoon Haiyan
 - 30/07/2015 - To help build the resilience of small-scale rice-, corn- and coconut-based farming communities severely affected by Typhoon Haiyan, some 40,000 households have received recovery support in the form of water- ...read more
FAO project helps seaweed farmers regain livelihoods after Haiyan
 - 24/03/2015 - When Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) struck in November 2013, it severely damaged and destroyed many seaweed facilities and production, crippling the income of Filipino coastal farmers who relied on this as ...read more
Haiyan rehabilitation project for rice farmers closes with ceremony in Ormoc
 - 18/02/2015 - FAO, ILO and Save the Children recently marked the closure of the DFID-funded project supporting small-scale rice and corn farming communities that were severely affected by Typhoon Haiyan in Leyte ...read more
FAO praises government for early typhoon warnings to Philippine farmers and fishers
 - 09/12/2014 - Philippine farmers and fishers have felt the full force of typhoon Hagupit (locally known as Ruby) which has now swept through seven regions of the country, including the Visayas and ...read more
Belgium supports FAO emergency response capacity with €5.8 million
 - 02/12/2014 - Belgium has donated €5.8 million to support FAO activities that help protect agriculture-based livelihoods for food security and resilience in the face of natural disasters and human-induced crises. The donation to ...read more
Typhoon Haiyan - One year later
 - 07/11/2014 - One year after Typhoon Haiyan devastated coastal and farmland areas in the central Philippines, farmers and fishers are well on the road to recovery and building more resilient livelihoods. FAO, ...read more
Corn seed distribution in Central Philippines – another step towards recovery thanks to Norwegian funding
 - 23/07/2014 - Typhoon Haiyan last November severely damaged the agriculture sector, which provides 40.5 percent of national employment for men and 21.8 percent for women in the Philippines. Especially crop production was ...read more
FAO with the support of UK-DFID to develop first-of-its-kind hybrid boat for Typhoon Haiyan-affected fisherfolk
 - 16/06/2014 - Small-scale fishers whose livelihoods were devastated by Typhoon Haiyan will soon have access to a new hybrid boat developed jointly by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and ...read more
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