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Working together to promote peace
 - 19/06/2018 - A few months ago, it would have been impossible to imagine a woman from the Twa community visiting predominantly Bantu villages to talk about peace. According to a long-held belief ...read more

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Early actions to support vulnerable herders in the Niger’s Zinder and Tahoua regions
 - 26/04/2018 - Millions of people rely on the Sahel’s drylands, whose livelihoods depend on livestock production. However, comparably lower investments were recently made towards people in these areas that, in addition to ...read more
Improving the resilience of vulnerable families in Mali and Mauritania
 - 24/04/2018 - Millions of vulnerable families living across the Sahel are exposed to recurrent shocks, exacerbated by climate change, which undermine their fragile food security and nutrition situation. To inform the design of ...read more
Enhancing resilience of crisis-affected families in the Central African Republic
 - 21/04/2018 - Employing the caisses de résilience approach in the Central African Republic, FAO helped to strengthen the social cohesion of vulnerable communities, while improving their food production capacity.Almost 50 000 families ...read more
Strengthening the resilience of indigenous communities in Bangladesh
 - 17/04/2018 - Two thousand indigenous families in Bangladesh’s Chittagong Hill Tracts received training and agricultural livelihoods packages to improve poultry, vegetable and rice production. The families live in one of the poorest ...read more
Stopping avian influenza at source in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
 - 12/04/2018 - Cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza were confirmed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in June 2017. Rapid deployment of specialist equipment and resources from FAO’s emergency equipment stockpile ...read more
Complementing social protection benefits in Lesotho
 - 09/04/2018 - In 2015–2016, southern Africa experienced the worst drought in 35 years, caused by El Niño, resulting in poor local crop production and high levels of food insecurity. While the 2016 ...read more
Mitigating conflict around natural resources in Abyei (South Sudan/the Sudan)
 - 05/04/2018 - Between 2015 and 2017, FAO worked with tribal communities in the Abyei Administrative Area to reduce the risk of resource-based conflicts and strengthen resilience through dialogue and negotiation. The area ...read more
Belgium supports FAO in early action for pastoralists to keep their livestock alive through localized dry spells in the Sudan
 - 03/04/2018 - The Sudan is one of the driest countries in Africa, where 70 percent of the rural population relies on subsistence agriculture for their livelihoods, and rainfall can determine whether or ...read more
Supporting livestock health and improving dairy production in Haiti
 - 03/04/2018 - In Haiti, access to veterinary services is vital, as livestock production is a main source of income. However, these services are generally expensive or simply unavailable in rural areas. In ...read more
Improving nutrition among Syrian children through education
 - 29/03/2018 - Thousands of Syrian school children participated in food and nutrition education that used gardens to teach them about the importance of eating fruit and vegetables as part of a healthy ...read more