- The world faces one of the largest food crises in 70 years, with 20 million people in four countries — northeastern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen — at risk of famine. If no action is taken, an additional 10 million will be threatened by famine.
Famine has already been declared ...read more
- Rural men and women are provided with assistance in the form of vouchers that can be exchanged for agricultural inputs (e.g. seeds, fertilizers, livestock and animal feed) and/or services from selected suppliers.
- Cash+ are cash transfers that are combined with productive inputs and/or technical training and extension services to boost the livelihoods and productive capacities of poor, vulnerable men and women.
- Cash for work involves providing short-term employment opportunities to poor, vulnerable men and women. The main objectives are to:
Provide income support, and
Build or rehabilitate community productive assets
- Cash and vouchers are tools that provide support to men and women that are food insecure, living in poverty or experiencing other forms of vulnerabilities. FAO implements various types of programmes, including: cash transfers, cash for work, cash+, input trade fairs and voucher programmes.
Humanitarian needs in Ethiopia are increasing primarily in southern and southeastern pastoral areas due to the failure of the 2016 deyr/hagaya (October to December) rains and below-average and erratic 2017 gu/genna (March to May) rains.
Drought is heavily impacting the livelihoods of livestock-dependent communities, with extremely limited pasture and water causing ...read more
- Key messages
Rural livelihoods provide a critical defence against famine. Interventions that reinforce rural livelihoods meet immediate food needs, mitigate displacement pressures, reduce the overall humanitarian burden, and lay the groundwork for recovery.
FAO is delivering large-scale, strategic combinations of assistance to rural people at high risk, providing them with cash-transfers for ...read more
As the Syrian war enters its seventh year, food production remains at a record low. Hunger is rampant and deepening across the country with over half the population unable to meet their daily food needs.
Approximately 7 million people will be food insecure in 2017 and a further 2 million are ...read more
- This report provides a forward-looking summary of major risks to agriculture and food security including their likelihood and the extent of their probable impact. It is a product of the analysis provided by existing FAO information and Early Warning systems (GIEWS, FCC-EMPRES, IPC) and, where necessary, external information, acting as ...read more