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Seed fairs: a way to fight vulnerable farmers’ food insecurity
 - 23/03/2017 - Seed fairs are a special type of voucher system, whereby a temporary market is set up to allow for small-scale farmers to access quality seeds at subsidized prices through the ...read more

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Risk of famine increasing in Somalia as almost 3 million people face crisis and emergency food insecurity
 - 02/02/2017 - The effects of drought continue to deepen across Somalia, where half the population – 6.2 million people – now face acute food insecurity. In particular, the population facing crisis or emergency (IPC Phases ...read more
FAO and WFP working together to build farmers’ resilience in Bahr el-Ghazal - South Sudan
 - 01/02/2017 - It’s 5 o’clock in the afternoon as the smouldering heat of the day begins to ease, and a determined, active woman named Abung Koch is bustling back and forth in ...read more
FAO helps rebuild farming livelihoods in Myanmar’s conflict areas
 - 30/01/2017 - U Maung Chay, a 48-year-old farmer and father of six, lives in one of the poorest, conflict-prone areas of Myanmar - Rakhine State. He is a member of the Muslim ...read more
Iraq conflict – FAO’s livelihoods support for farmers and herders
 - 25/01/2017 - As the conflict in northern Iraq escalated in 2016, Karina Coates was deployed by FAO’s standby partner RedR Australia to the Erbil office to support FAO’s emergency agriculture and livelihoods ...read more
Taking Malawi farmers a step closer to recovery
 - 21/01/2017 - In 2016, following El Niño-induced drought, Wilson Milambo, 46, from Zomba was unable to produce enough food for his family of eight children and a wife. “For over six months, ...read more
Saving lives in the IGAD region: early action to prevent a food insecurity catastrophe
 - 18/01/2017 - About 12 million people across Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia are facing food and livelihoods insecurity, as farming families struggle with the knock-on effects of multiple droughts. Failed rains, rising debt, ...read more
Returning to cropping brings great rewards in northeastern Nigeria
 - 22/12/2016 - In the vast agricultural spread of northeastern Nigeria, violence and disruption has put the food security and livelihoods of millions of people at high risk. In order to prevent a ...read more
Iraq: kick-starting agriculture and livelihoods in retaken areas
 - 08/12/2016 - Ghanam Ibrahim’s shovel scrapes the concrete as he scoops up debris and tosses it onto a growing pile at the bottom of the canal, ready for removal by an excavator. ...read more
Humanitarian needs continue to spiral in Southern Africa as peak of lean season looms
 - 06/12/2016 - Southern Africa is now entering the peak of the lean season following the worst El Niño-induced drought in decades. With food stocks largely depleted due to poor or failed harvests ...read more
FAO and the Philippine’s Government unveil operations centre for disaster risk reduction and management and climate change adaptation in agriculture
 - 05/12/2016 - The Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) inaugurated the country’s first Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Operations Center (DRRM) for agriculture. Envisioned ...read more