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Pastoralist ‘dropouts’ in Ethiopia’s lowlands boost income through animal feed production and marketing
 - 31/08/2016 - Climate-related phenomena like El Niño and La Niña, have, in the last several decades, increased both in frequency and ferocity, hitting global agriculture with a blunt and brutal force. Typically, once every ten ...read more

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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
FAO pilots efforts to integrate literacy and livelihood skills building in pastoralist field schools in South Sudan
 - 28/06/2016 - With funding from the European Union (EU), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is piloting an alternative model for pastoralist livelihood and education in South Sudan’s ...read more
Syrian Farmers in Tartous Revive Tomato Harvest with Support from WFP and FAO
 - 23/06/2016 - Syrian farmers in the country’s western coastal governorate of Tartous, formerly among the world’s top producers of tomatoes, have started their first tomato harvest of the year with support from ...read more
Food insecurity in the Lake Chad basin
 - 23/06/2016 - Massive population displacements and insecurity in the Lake Chad basin are putting livelihoods and food security at high risk. In North East Nigeria alone, the impact of the conflict on ...read more
FAO concludes its Earthquake Response Programme in Nepal
 - 23/06/2016 - FAO conducted the End of Project Performance Appraisal (EPPA) for its Earthquake Emergency Response Programme in Nepal after 13 months since its inception in May 2015. Local government partners – ...read more
Norway boosts support for crisis-affected farmers, fisherfolk and herders in South Sudan
 - 22/06/2016 - The Government of Norway and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have signed a new agreement worth USD 7 million aimed at enhancing the resilience of ...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
FAO Somalia SWALIM project internationally rewarded as 2016 WSIS prize champion
 - 10/06/2016 - Organized by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), the WSIS prize recognizes innovative and successful efforts to harness Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in development work around the world. SWALIM’s breakthrough ...read more