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 - A food and nutritional situation severely deteriorating in parts of the Sahelian belt. The participants in the regional technical consultation on the validation of the final results of the 2017-2018 cropping season and the food and nutrition situation in the Sahel and West Africa, held in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, from ...read more
06/04/2018
 - Yemen is facing the world’s largest food security crisis following two and a half years of airstrikes, armed clashes and attacks on civilian infrastructure, which have also caused the spread of cholera at an unprecedented scale. Yemeni people are increasingly exhausting their coping mechanisms and as a result the humanitarian ...read more
02/04/2018
 - As the crisis in Yemen enters its fourth year, conflict, severe economic decline and collapsing essential services have taken an enormous toll on the population, exacerbating existing vulnerabilities. The United Nations (UN) has declared the last three years of the crisis as a system-wide Level 3 humanitarian emergency. Level 3 responses are ...read more
02/04/2018
 - FAO, UNICEF and WFP have issued a joint position paper providing an overview of the food security, malnutrition and livelihood situation in the Sahel and calling for early action to respond to the most pressing needs. The analysis includes the latest data available following the November 2017 Cadre Harmonisé (CH) ...read more
28/03/2018
 - The Global Report on Food Crises brings together regional and national data and analysis into one report to provide a clear comprehensive picture of acute food insecurity in the many countries affected by food crises around the world. The report goes beyond the figures to explore key drivers of food insecurity, ...read more
22/03/2018
 - The objective of this corporate Framework (the ‘Framework’) is to guide the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in carrying out its mandate in its areas of competence and comparative advantage, i.e. food security, nutrition and sustainable agriculture, towards a more deliberate and transformative impact on sustaining ...read more
16/03/2018
 - The Impact of Disasters on Agriculture and Food Security 2015 showed that a staggering 22 percent of total damage and loss from natural disasters in developing countries was absorbed by the agriculture sector alone. Two years on, FAO continues the effort to bridge persisting knowledge gaps and foster a better understanding ...read more
15/03/2018
 - FAO promotes the use and scale up of Cash+ as a tool for emergency response, strengthening resilience and reducing rural poverty. The Cash+ model supports the enhancement of vibrant and diversified livelihoods, providing an important safety net against shocks and stresses for poor and vulnerable rural households. As such, the ...read more
09/03/2018
 - The United States Agency for International Development and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations are working together to keep the world safe from infectious disease threats. Their two key programmes – Global Health Security Agenda and Emerging Pandemic Threats – are building animal health capacity to prevent, ...read more
07/03/2018
 - Since 25 August 2017, 671 000 Rohingya refugees escaping violence in Myanmar have sought protection in Cox’s Bazar district, Bangladesh, increasing the area’s refugee population to 884 000. Some 91 percent live in highly congested makeshift settlements and camps. The refugees are in urgent need of emergency food and nutrition support. ...read more
05/03/2018