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Belgium supports FAO to protect the livelihoods of people in southern Madagascar in response to the 2019 El Niño drought conditions
 - 04/06/2019 - Southern Madagascar is characterized by a semi-arid climate, and is regularly affected by periods of drought, along with drying winds and wind erosion. Here, vulnerable households’ livelihoods are precarious and ...read more

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Early action helps women in farming communities vulnerable to drought
 - 22/05/2019 - As early as January 2019, farming communities in the municipalities of Pigkawayan in North Cotabato and Datu Saudi Ampatuan in Maguindanao, both located on the southern island of Mindanao in ...read more
Erratic weather patterns in the Central American Dry Corridor leave 1.4 million people in urgent need of food assistance
 - 25/04/2019 - The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) today warned that prolonged droughts and heavy rain have destroyed more than half of the maize ...read more
Early action to protect and enhance the livelihoods of drought-affected smallholder farmers in Malawi against the lingering 2018/2019 El Niño event
 - 13/02/2019 - Malawi is among the most climate-fragile countries in the world, ranking 105 out of 113 countries based on the 2016 Global Food Security Index. Agriculture remains the country’s mainstay, largely ...read more
In 2019 FAO aims to provide 32 million people with livelihoods support to keep them on their feet
 - 11/02/2019 - As global hunger numbers have continued to rise driven by the proliferation of conflicts and climate-related shocks, FAO is seeking $940 million to save the lives and livelihoods of some ...read more
Belgium supports FAO’s early actions to protect the livelihoods of rice farmers in Mindanao against potential El Niño
 - 18/12/2018 - The Philippines is frequently affected by natural disasters. The social and economic cost of natural disasters in the country is increasing due to population growth, change in land-use patterns, migration, ...read more
FAO in Southern Africa prepares for the looming 2018/19 El Niño occurrence
 - 21/11/2018 - As predictions for El Niño reach 83 percent, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has begun preparing for its potential impact on the upcoming planting season across ...read more
FAO provides relief and rehabilitation to farmers affected by Kenya floods
 - 01/10/2018 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has begun distributing seeds, animal vaccinations and farming tools to victims of the March–May rains in Kenya that resulted in ...read more
Small-scale farmers in Peru supported to recover from damages triggered by El Niño
 - 18/05/2017 - FAO is working with the government of Peru to assist some 7,000 mostly small-scale farmers restore their capacity to produce crops and feed their families in the wake of heavy rains, floods and landslides that hit ...read more
Taking Malawi farmers a step closer to recovery
 - 21/01/2017 - In 2016, following El Niño-induced drought, Wilson Milambo, 46, from Zomba was unable to produce enough food for his family of eight children and a wife. “For over six months, ...read more
Humanitarian needs continue to spiral in Southern Africa as peak of lean season looms
 - 06/12/2016 - Southern Africa is now entering the peak of the lean season following the worst El Niño-induced drought in decades. With food stocks largely depleted due to poor or failed harvests ...read more
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