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 - Key points An estimated 90 000 people were affected by El Niño (heavy rains, strong winds, floods and landslides) in late 2015 and early 2016, and now Burundi is experiencing late, irregular and insufficient rainfall. An estimated 10 000 households from Ruyigi, Kirundo, Cankuzo and Rutana are fleeing their homes due ...read more
05/01/2017
 - Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) is a destructive, fast spreading viral disease that kills sheep and goats (small ruminants) and devastates livelihoods throughout most of Africa, the Middle East, West, Central and South Asia, and most recently East Asia. The PPR situation is dynamic and threatening. In 2016, the disease ...read more
27/12/2016
 - In the Sahel, around 65 percent of the active population works in the agriculture sector and their livelihoods are therefore affected by climate change, markets and environmental factors. More than half of these are women. Recurring crises pose real concerns for the achievement of sustainable food and nutrition security in ...read more
23/12/2016
 - Le document s’adresse aux acteurs d’urgence pour l’inclusion de l’approche dans des actions/projets de relèvement rapide ainsi qu’aux acteurs du développement et de la protection sociale qui pourraient être intéressés pour compléter des actions de transfert monétaire avec un soutien productif aux moyens d’existence.
23/12/2016
 - Key points The various post-disaster assessments conducted by FAO, WFP and the National Commission on Food Security (CNSA) indicate that local production and livelihoods were strongly affected by the Hurricane and almost destroyed in Grand’Anse and Sud departments. In Sud all food crops (bean, yam, maize, cassava and millet) are irreversibly ...read more
23/12/2016
 - Key points An estimated 7 million people will be food insecure in 2017 and a further 2 million are at risk of food insecurity. Food production in Syria has hit a record low. The area planted to cereals in the 2015-16 cropping season is the smallest ever, according to the latest Crop ...read more
22/12/2016
 -  Livestock contributes 40 percent of the global value of agricultural output and supports the livelihoods and food security of almost 1.3 billion people. Half of the 800 million people living below USD 1.9/day depend on livestock, with both 95 percent of the extreme poor and 75 percent of all poor livestock keepers living ...read more
19/12/2016
 -  In protracted crises, the poorest face the greatest risk of being left behind. Social protection is recognized as a strategic approach to reduce poverty and enhance resilience and is a key principle within the CFS-FFA. FAO recognizes social protection’s role in prevention: minimizing negative coping strategies, while strengthening resilience capacity at national, subnational and ...read more
19/12/2016
 -  Land issues play a key but often overlooked role in protracted crises. Land must be understood not just as an asset but as a socio-ecological system. Natural hazards and armed conflicts exacerbate these tensions, leading to increased competition for resources, particularly when displacement is involved, with a significant impact on gender. Understanding cultural attitudes ...read more
19/12/2016
 -  Timely, reliable and demand-driven information is essential to dealing with protracted crises. In such contexts, information gaps and information fragmentation are the two major challenges, especially as food security is a multidimensional phenomenon. Food Security Information Systems led by Governments can overcome these challenges, ensuring integrated and coordinated efforts to provide policy-driven data, even ...read more
19/12/2016