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 - Key messages FAO is mid-way into its rainy season programme to bolster the food production of 150 000 targeted farming families (1 050 000 people) in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe, thereby enhancing their food security, nutritional status and capacity to generate income from farming. Boosting smallholder productivity during the 2018 rainy season ...read more
31/07/2018
 - Since its founding in 1945, FAO’s core work supporting food security, nutrition, poverty reduction and sustainable agriculture has helped to reduce the economic, political, social and environmental drivers of conflict. The UN Secretary-General has made sustaining peace a priority focus across the UN system, building on the differing scope and focus ...read more
16/07/2018
 - The Early Warning Early Action (EWEA) report on food security and agriculture is developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). It provides a quarterly forward-looking analysis of major disaster risks to food security and agriculture, specifically highlighting: potential new emergencies resulting from imminent disaster threats new developments ...read more
12/07/2018
 - Nearly 6 million people are estimated to be severely food insecure during the lean season (June‒August) in the Sahel. Unless urgent action is taken, the number of children with severe acute malnutrition is likely to rise from 1.1 to 1.6 million.
10/07/2018
 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Emergency Management Centre for Animal Health (EMC-AH) has been leading global animal health emergency management since 2006. EMC-AH is a joint platform for FAO’s Animal Production and Health, and Emergency and Rehabilitation divisions with the aim of reducing the impact ...read more
10/07/2018
 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has a long history in implementing energy-related projects and programmes. In the 1980s and 1990s, FAO emphasized the need to ensure energy access to vulnerable populations, and implemented activities such as increasing the supply of woodfuel, improving charcoal conversion efficiency, ...read more
05/07/2018
 - There’s evidence that the intensity and frequency of climate-driven natural disasters and conflicts is increasing. Natural disasters now occur nearly five times as often as 40 years ago. The impact on local economies, on peoples’ livelihoods and lives has similarly grown. In some of the worst-hit places, it can seem ...read more
04/07/2018
 - Cash and vouchers play a critical role in FAO’s response to shocks and crises when farmers, pastoralists and fishers can no longer buy food or the productive inputs they need because their assets have been damaged or depleted. FAO’s cash-based transfers provide immediate relief to farmers, and contribute to strengthen the ...read more
29/06/2018
 - Cash transfers provide poor and vulnerable households with the resources required to address their basic needs and invest in productive activities. Cash transfers can be unconditional or conditional.
29/06/2018
 - Input trade fairs are temporary one-day markets where farmers and pastoralists can purchase agricultural inputs and access services through the exchange of vouchers.
29/06/2018
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