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Somalia approves new Livestock Sector Development Strategy
 - 08/07/2019 - The Federal Government of Somalia has adopted a new Livestock Sector Development Strategy, the outcome of a multi-stakeholder process led by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations ...read more

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Easing the impact of drought in Kenya – Mlongo’s story
 - 26/10/2017 - 46 year-old Mlongo Mwanyasi depends on her livestock – a livelihood and tradition inherited from her forefathers that she has kept going. Her animals’ health is critical for her economic ...read more
Easing the impact of drought in Kenya – Harrison’s story
 - 26/10/2017 - With three consecutive rains failed in his county, 51-year-old Harrison Kazungu Karisa became increasingly concerned. The poor rains resulted in drier conditions, reduced pasture and limited water resources. The beginning ...read more
Easing the impact of drought in Kenya – Alice’s story
 - 26/10/2017 - Kenya is currently experiencing one of the worst food security crises in recent years due to a prolonged drought. Back-to-back failed rainy seasons have eroded community resilience and compromised livelihoods. ...read more
Easing the impact of drought in Kenya
 - 25/10/2017 - Towards the end of 2016, Kenya was facing a growing threat of drought. Across the Horn of Africa, failure of the 2016 short rains (October–December) in the aftermath of recurrent ...read more
Food insecurity in Ethiopia
 - 12/10/2017 - While Ethiopia is in the process of recovering from the El Niño-induced drought which affected large areas of the country in 2015 and 2016, a new drought in 2017 has put ...read more
Heads of UN food agencies call for greater investment in resilience in drought-hit Ethiopia
 - 05/09/2017 - Speaking at the conclusion of a four-day visit to Ethiopia, including to the drought-stricken Somali region, the heads of the United Nations food agencies made a joint call for greater investment ...read more
UN Security Council recognises conflict as a major cause of famine
 - 17/08/2017 - The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) welcomes the UN Security Council's recognition of conflict as a major cause of famine, and the call to enhance longer-term recovery and resilience of conflict-affected ...read more
Urgent support is needed in drought-stricken Ethiopia
 - 11/08/2017 - Supporting herders to get back on their feet and preventing further livestock losses and suffering are crucial in drought-hit Ethiopia where hunger has been on the rise this year, warned today ...read more
Boosting emergency drought response in Kenya
 - 02/08/2017 - FAO has mobilized US$500,000 from its Special Fund for Emergency and Rehabilitation Activities (SFERA)  response capacity – mainly supported by Belgium and Sweden – to tackle rising hunger in Kenya. Ongoing drought has ...read more
Pope Francis endorses FAO emergency response in Eastern Africa and hopes to motivate governments to support in solidarity
 - 21/07/2017 - In an unprecedented move, Pope Francis has symbolically donated €25,000 to FAO's efforts supporting people facing food insecurity and famine in East Africa. Pope Francis said the funds are "a symbolic ...read more