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 - FAO has taken and is taking several actions in response to Fall Armyworm: FAO projects: Since the onset of FAW, FAO has undertaken several actions to strengthen African countries’ capacities to respond to FAW through Technical Cooperation Programme (TCP) projects and other funding mechanisms. So far, as of January 2018, a ...read more
 - In the context of increasing humanitarian crises, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the World Food Programme are committed, alongside Member States, to provide decision makers and the public at large with transparent and harmonized information to increase accountability by all.
 - The Global Early Warning - Early Action System (EWEA) report on food security and agriculture is developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) through its EWEA. The system aims to translate forecasts and early warnings into anticipatory action. This report specifically highlights: HIGH RISK: Yemen (risk of famine due to accessibility restrictions and further ...read more
 - Highlights 17.8 million people are food insecure, compared to 17 million in the first quarter of the year. A staggering 8.4 million of whom are at risk of famine, 24 percent more than mentioned in the March IPC. Despite monumental challenges, FAO programmes and activities reached 763 000 Yemenis in 2017, providing ...read more
 - Migration is a growing and complex global phenomenon. The links between migration, agriculture and climate change are complex. While the impacts of climate change on agriculture and food security are relatively well established, the cascading effects of climate change on migration and its consequences for agriculture have not been adequately ...read more
 - Key messages Rural livelihoods are people’s best 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 of hunger, providing them with ...read more
 - Highlights Despite the recent main season harvests, almost 5 million people in South Sudan face severe food insecurity between October and December 2017, according to the results of the latest IPC analysis. FAO has received USD 35.5 million of the USD 70 million requested for the Emergency Livelihood Response Programme, enabling the ...read more
 - Rinderpest is a highly contagious disease that, throughout history, has resulted in the mortality of hundreds of millions of livestock and has caused significant disruption and damage to agricultural supply chains throughout the world. FAO, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and regional partners implemented the Global Rinderpest Eradication Programme, ...read more
 - Key points Violence has broken out in unexpected areas of the country, spreading from eastern provinces to central and southeastern areas as well. This has caused Africa’s largest internal displacement crisis, with an alarming humanitarian situation. Food insecurity has increased by 30 percent since 2016 due to a lack of access to ...read more
 - Key messages Some 6.5 million people are food insecure and a further 4 million are at risk – twice as many as last year – due to asset depletion to maintain food consumption. Within Syria, 6.3 million people are displaced, while 5.3 million have sought refuge in neighbouring countries. The continuing crisis ...read more