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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

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Seed distributions offer new hope to drought-affected farmers in Ethiopia
 - 18/07/2016 - In Dessie Zuria, Amhara Region, dozens of farming households assemble on a dusty Tuesday morning in the local square. Camels and donkeys are parked alongside a bajaj and an open-backed ...read more
UN seeks to boost response to El Niño’s dire impact in Africa and Asia/Pacific, urges La Niña preparedness
 - 06/07/2016 - Combined efforts to prevent further human suffering, strengthen resilience and safeguard livelihoods in the wake of El Niño's devastating effects worldwide must be rapidly ramped-up by governments and the international ...read more
Responding to the El-Niño in Zimbabwe
 - 05/07/2016 - Southern Africa is currently in the grip of an intense drought driven by one of the strongest El Niño events recorded in the past 50 years. Across large swathes of ...read more
Livestock-dependent households face massive challenges following El Niño-induced drought and flooding in Ethiopia
 - 04/07/2016 - Nationwide floods have levelled another blow to the recovery process for drought-affected pastoralists in Ethiopia. Well over 55 000 hectares of land – much of it pasture– has been flooded ...read more
FAO contributes to better planning of humanitarian relief operations in Pakistan
 - 30/06/2016 - In 2015, drought and floods linked to El Niño and the impact of the earthquake in Pakistan have left more than 1.5 million people in need of immediate assistance, according ...read more
Nordic diplomats, FAO explore partnership opportunities in drought-affected Afar region, Ethiopia
 - 17/06/2016 - The belg (spring) rains have arrived in Ethiopia but the effects of more than two years of persistent dry spells and poor rainfall continue to threaten local livelihoods. Pastoralists, in ...read more
Ongoing conflicts and droughts exacerbate food needs
 - 02/06/2016 - Drought linked to El Niño and civil conflict have pushed the number of countries currently in need of external food assistance up to 37 from 34 in March, according to ...read more
Belgian-FAO support to El Niño-affected pastoralists in Somali Region of Ethiopia strengthens livestock-based livelihoods
 - 26/05/2016 - Livestock owners affected by the drought in Ethiopia are receiving critical livelihood recovery assistance thanks to Belgium’s USD 500 000 contribution to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United ...read more
Régions du Grand Sud de Madagascar : des interventions pour la sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle des populations touchées par El Niño (in FRENCH)
 - 17/05/2016 - Suite à la situation de sècheresse déclarée dans la région de Grand Sud de Madagascar, la vulnérabilité de la population rurale a atteint un niveau alarmant. Un projet de relance ...read more
Urgent action needed to help Ethiopia’s farmers produce food in main cropping season
 - 29/04/2016 - With just six weeks left before the start of the main cropping season in Ethiopia, FAO is calling for urgent funding to help farmers sow their fields and prevent drought-hit ...read more
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