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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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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
In Papua New Guinea one third of the population is affected by drought and frost
 - 09/12/2015 - Vivian Jones, her oldest boy David and other three sons are living on a single meal a day – down from the three they used to eat. Frost and drought ...read more
FAO warns that recent torrential rains and cyclones could favour locust surge
 - 11/11/2015 - Unusually heavy and widespread rains that fell recently in northwest Africa, the Horn of Africa and Yemen could favour Desert Locust breeding, FAO warned today, stressing that close monitoring is ...read more
El Niño: Drought already decimating the herds of Ethiopian pastoralists
 - 29/10/2015 - On 25 October, a FAO assessment team visited an internally displaced person camp not far from Dire Dawa in Ethiopia’s Somali Region to better understand how the El Niño-driven drought ...read more
UN Agencies respond to growing food insecurity in southern Africa
 - 19/10/2015 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) are expanding their operations in response to growing food insecurity as a ...read more
In Somalia some 855,000 people face acute food insecurity
 - 01/09/2015 - Widespread acute malnutrition persists across Somalia and large numbers of people will be acutely food insecure through December 2015, following below average cereal harvests in crop dependent areas; poor rainfall ...read more
Early Warning: El Niño threatens Somalia’s humanitarian gains
 - 21/08/2015 - Much higher than normal rains in the last third of 2015, resulting from the El Niño climate phenomenon, could reverse many of the humanitarian and development gains made in southern ...read more
Sharing knowledge and flavour in Cocalito
 - 29/05/2013 - Eight hours from Quibdó you find Cocalito, a small village located in the Alto Baudó by the Ancozó River shore, that is inhabited by an Embera’s indigenous community. Life is ...read more
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