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Emerging drought threatens pastoralist livelihoods in southern Ethiopia
 - 17/01/2017 - New drought across swathes of southern Ethiopia may jeopardize the East African nation's restoration of food security after the worst agricultural seasons in decades unless urgent efforts are made to ...read more

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Rekindling hope in northeast Nigeria
 - 19/08/2016 - On this World Humanitarian Day, we remember our commitment to leave no one behind as we recognize our shared humanity. In northeast Nigeria, where many farming households have been unable to ...read more
Ethiopia has staved off worst of El Niño, but possible impacts of La Niña looming large
 - 12/08/2016 - With this year's main planting season winding down in Ethiopia, there is still a small window of opportunity in September for farmers to plant the last set of crops this year and ...read more
Nigeria: FAO seeks urgent funding to target 385,000 people with farming support in northeast
 - 09/08/2016 - Urgent action is needed to provide farming and livelihood support to 385,000 people in parts of Nigeria's northeast where food insecurity is rampant, FAO said today. The resumption of agricultural activities in ...read more
The road to resilience is paved with good governance
 - 05/08/2016 - In Somalia, up to 931,000 people remain in "crisis" and 22,000 more in "emergency".  In total 4.7 million people, 38 percent of the population, are acutely food insecure and struggling to ...read more
Protracted conflicts causing alarming spikes in severe hunger
 - 29/07/2016 - Protracted conflicts affecting 17 countries have driven millions of people into severe food insecurity and are hindering global efforts to eradicate malnutrition, two UN agencies have warned in a report ...read more
Race against time in drought-ravaged Southern Africa to ensure 23 million people receive farming support
 - 28/07/2016 - With only a few weeks before land preparation begins for the next main cropping season, some 23 million people in Southern Africa urgently need support to produce enough food to ...read more
Forage production boosts the resilience of pastoralist communities in Ethiopia’s lowlands
 - 27/07/2016 - Ethiopia’s pastoral lowlands are bisected by a number of major river systems like the Awash River in Afar, which runs throughout the arid region. Awash and systems like the Wabe ...read more
Food insecurity in Juba deepens with countrywide repercussions
 - 21/07/2016 - The ongoing crisis in South Sudan is aggravating an already fragile socio‐economic context, in which many households are at risk of food insecurity and malnutrition both in rural and urban ...read more
New tool for managing the fuel needs of displaced populations
 - 21/07/2016 - A FAO-UNHCR handbook offers a new tool for helping displaced people access fuel for cooking food while reducing environmental damage and conflicts with local communities. At the end of 2015, ...read more
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