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Creating alternative livelihoods for farming families in Iraq
 - 14/03/2018 - In 2017, conflict in Iraq caused new displacements, while other people returned home as areas became safe. At the end of 2017, 2.6 million people remained displaced, and 3.2 million ...read more

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Strengthening resilience in the face of natural disasters and shocks in Pakistan
 - 21/02/2018 - Pakistan is particularly vulnerable to frequent floods and droughts. Agriculture is the sector most affected by these hazards, with poor smallholder farming, pastoral and fishing communities suffering most. Over the ...read more
Assisting Ethiopian pastoralists to cope with recurrent drought
 - 20/02/2018 - As a result of protracted drought, food insecurity has increased and malnutrition rates are staggering in pastoral areas of southern and southeastern Ethiopia. Livestock production was extremely low in 2017, ...read more
Sustainably managing the fall armyworm in Africa through farmer field schools
 - 19/02/2018 - In 2017, FAO was at the forefront of supporting countries to tackle the fall armyworm, to reduce the risk of food insecurity among millions of Africans who depend on maize ...read more
New market in Hebron provides better trade opportunities for herders
 - 14/02/2018 - Today a new livestock market was officially opened in Al Dahrieh, Hebron to serve directly 2 000 herders in addition to the consumers living in the area. The livestock market ...read more
Saving the livestock of drought-hit pastoralists in the Horn of Africa
 - 14/02/2018 - In 2017, FAO used early warning information to prompt early action in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia, easing the impact of drought on pastoralists who were struggling to save their livestock. When ...read more
Saving lives through rapid food production in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
 - 12/02/2018 - With 4.1 million people displaced, the Democratic Republic of the Congo faced Africa’s most severe internal displacement crisis – more than 75 percent are women and children. Violence and intercommunal ...read more
Due to poor rains fall armyworm leaves Southern Africa vulnerable
 - 09/02/2018 - Prolonged dry spells, erratic rainfall, high temperatures and the presence of the voracious fall armyworm have significantly dampened Southern Africa’s current agricultural season’s cereal production prospects. Early action in the ...read more
Japan to support livelihoods and resilience of conflict-affected farmers in Iraq
 - 08/02/2018 - Vulnerable families in areas recently retaken from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) will soon have the means to produce fresh and nutritious vegetables thanks to generous ...read more
Saving livelihoods saves lives
 - 08/02/2018 - The year 2017 witnessed hunger on a scale not seen in decades. The Global Report on Food Crises 2017 indicated that 108 million people were facing severe hunger by the ...read more
Enabling one million people facing severe hunger in northeastern Nigeria to grow their own food
 - 08/02/2018 - After receiving crop and vegetable seeds and fertilizer, 1 million people in northeastern Nigeria’s Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states produced enough food to last well into 2018. With FAO’s support, ...read more