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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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Investment in early warning – early actions reaps massive reward against El Niño flood threats
 - 26/04/2016 - By converting early warnings into fast, smart and well-targeted early actions, FAO Somalia has seen a huge benefit being delivered. Thousands of acres of cropland have been spared flooding, the ...read more
UN urges stronger, coordinated international response to address El Niño impacts
 - 23/03/2016 - The United Nations has called for a stronger response by governments, aid organizations and the private sector to address the devastating impact the El Niño climate event is having on the ...read more
Destocking operation provides drought-stricken pastoralists with much-needed food and income in Somali Region of Ethiopia
 - 14/03/2016 - In Somali Region of southeastern Ethiopia, the ongoing drought – the most severe in half a century due to the effects of El Niño – has caused critical feed and ...read more
Ethiopian farmers need urgent assistance to feed country caught in major drought
 - 07/03/2016 - Timely agricultural assistance for the upcoming rainy season is essential to help the drought-affected people of Ethiopia, as one of the strongest El Niño events on record continues to have ...read more
Southern Africa: urgent measures needed to address El Niño impact
 - 29/02/2016 - Countries in the Southern African Development Community need to urgently implement a set of agreed-upon measures  to mitigate the effects of El Nino. A strong El Niño has seen the ...read more
SADC to convene a meeting to prepare its response to the impact of El Niño
 - 24/02/2016 - The Southern African Development Community (SADC) secretariat will this week convene a two-day multi-sectoral stakeholder consultative meeting to develop a regional preparedness and response strategy to address the impacts of ...read more
FAO Resilience building projects pay off in El Niño affected communities
 - 18/02/2016 - FAO’s water and income diversification projects have become instrumental to tackle the negative impacts of El Niño induced drought for pastoral and agro-pastoral communities in the Afar Region of north ...read more
El Niño set to have a devastating impact on southern Africa’s harvests and food security
 - 12/02/2016 - Joint statement by FAO, the European Commission's Joint Research Centre, FEWS NET - Famine Early Warning Systems Network and the World Food Programme Southern Africa is currently in the grip of ...read more
FAO presents $50 million emergency plan as Ethiopia faces worst drought in 30 years
 - 15/01/2016 - The strongest El Niño weather episode in the last several decades has caused repeated crop failure, decimated livestock herds and driven some 10.2 million people across Ethiopia into food insecurity, ...read more
El Niño lowers early production outlook in Southern Africa
 - 22/12/2015 - Crop and livestock production prospects in Southern Africa have been weakened by the El Niño weather phenomenon that has lowered rains and increased temperatures. A reduced agricultural output would follow on ...read more
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