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 - 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
05/06/2017
 - Highlights The main planting season is underway in South Sudan and it is critical that farmers are able to safely access their fields for planting, weeding and harvesting. In 2016, despite the worsening security situation, South Sudan’s smallholder farmers produced over 825 000 tonnes of cereals, demonstrating that food production remains ...read more
31/05/2017
 - Highlights FAO South Sudan Rapid Response Team has carried out direct distributions to 1 200 HH in Mayenditand 1 500 HH in Leah Seed Fairs are currently ongoing, targeting 64 000 HH country-wide FAO has vaccinated 526 000 cattle and 371 000 shoats and treated 422 000 cattle and 343 000 shoats Foot-and-Mouth Disease ...read more
30/05/2017
 - The number and frequency of recorded natural disasters, along with the associated impact and damage to livelihoods and economies (local, national), are increasing significantly. Natural disasters often destroy critical agricultural assets and infrastructure, disrupting production cycles, trade flows and livelihoods means. This affects food security and causes additional disruptions throughout ...read more
23/05/2017
 - Cash is disbursed to individuals and households that are living in poverty, food insecure and/or vulnerable to shocks and crises. Cash transfers can be unconditional or conditional.
17/05/2017
 - Input trade fairs are one-day temporary markets that provide farmers and pastoralists access to agricultural inputs and services through the exchange of vouchers.
17/05/2017
 - 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.
17/05/2017
 - 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.
17/05/2017
 - 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
17/05/2017
 - 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.
17/05/2017