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New Zealand Ambassador visits FAO project in the Philippines
An FAO project is working to improve the food security and agricultural livelihoods of the most vulnerable internally displaced farming families in the conflict-affected communities of Maguindanao in the Philippines. Funded by the Government of New Zealand (USD 2.76 million) it has been active since 2011 and is supporting more than 100,000 women, men and children.
FAO is restoring the agriculture-based livelihoods of returned IDPs through the provision of agricultural and fisheries input packages, conducting training to help rebuild their livelihoods while reducing dependency on external food aid and enhancing preparedness and resilience to natural disasters.
The New Zealand Ambassador Reuben Levermore visited the project on the 24th January 2014 along with the acting FAO Representative in the Philippines Rajendra Aryal, Government officials and FAO project staff.
FAO Project: OSRO/PHI/101/NZE : Restoring Agricultural Livelihoods in Conflict-Affected Areas in Maguindanao Province