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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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FAO’s recovery and rehabilitation work in Nepal following the earthquakes
 - 18/03/2016 - After the earthquakes in April and May 2015, in a close collaboration with the Government of Nepal and local Non-governmental Organization partners, FAO started an immediate relief operation to support ...read more
FAO-WFP Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission to Myanmar
 - 17/03/2016 - More than seven months after Cyclone Komen caused widespread flooding in Myanmar, poor rural communities are still enduring increased levels of food insecurity, according to a UN report released today. ...read more
FAO and DA initiate use of drones for disaster risk reduction in the agriculture sector
 - 17/03/2016 - Drones were launched to officially mark a joint undertaking by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Department of Agriculture (DA) to initiate the use ...read more
Agriculture assessment in Iraq identifies priorities for faster recovery from extensive conflict-related damage
 - 14/03/2016 - A recent assessment conducted by FAO and Non-governmental Organization partners Muslim Aid and REACH-Iraq in Iraq’s Nineveh, Kirkuk and Salahadin governorates – parts of which were liberated from Islamic State ...read more
Destocking operation provides drought-stricken pastoralists with much-needed food and income in Somali Region of Ethiopia
 - 14/03/2016 - In Somali Region of southeastern Ethiopia, the ongoing drought – the most severe in half a century due to the effects of El Niño – has caused critical feed and ...read more
Income-generating livestock distribution enables rural families to recover after devastating floods
 - 10/03/2016 - Like so many communities in rural Myanmar, the 114 families in Tha Koar village depend on agriculture for their livelihoods. The village is in central Rakhine state, one of the ...read more
38 Water User Associations strengthened to respond to the water crisis and protect farmers’ livelihoods in Sana’a basin
 - 08/03/2016 - Despite the ongoing conflict, 38 Water User Associations (WUAs) are strengthened in Bani Huwa, Zahr Al Ghayl, Hamdan and Ghayman Sana’a sub-basins, in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and ...read more
FAO begins activities under the EU joint programme for enhancing resilience and self-reliance in crisis affected Yemeni communities (ERRY)
 - 07/03/2016 - The three-year EU-supported joint programme entitled “Enhancing Rural Resilience in Yemen” (ERRY) was signed 15th December 2015 by the European Delegation, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) the United Nations ...read more
FAO appeals for USD 25 million against the Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan for 2016
 - 06/03/2016 - FAO requests urgent donor support for life-saving interventions to reach the most affected and most vulnerable populations, to protect their livelihoods and to build their resilience to shock, against the ...read more
Yemen Food Security Update - January 2016
 - 05/03/2016 - Yemen is once again stepping into rampant and dire food insecurity after one-year of the escalated conflict, civil insecurity, poor crop harvest and disruptions of markets and trade activities, reports ...read more