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 - Highlights 17 million people are food insecure while a staggering seven million people do not know where their next meal is coming from and are at risk of famine. Acute food insecurity is expected to deteriorate further without an immediate scale up of emergency food and livelihood assistance programs. Some 124 000 suspected ...read more
04/07/2017
 - 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 ...read more
03/07/2017
 - Highlights 3.2 million people in Iraq are food insecure, including those who depend on agriculture for their livelihoods. Violence continues to force people to abandon their farms and agriculture-based livelihoods. Insecurity, water shortages and the lack or high cost of agricultural inputs continue to negatively affect the performance of the agriculture sector. Lack ...read more
03/07/2017
 - Three years of drought have taken a heavy toll on the rangelands and water supplies that Somalia’s 7+ million pastoralists rely on to keep their animals alive and healthy. Livestock are their most important possessions – trade items bartered for food and other essentials; high-value assets used as collateral; the ...read more
30/06/2017
 - Back-to-back failed harvests in 2016 pushed Somali farming families into an untenable position. Their much-reduced carry-over seed stores were quickly used up. Many went into debt to feed their families, buying food on markets. Others liquidated hard-to-replace assets. As the 2017 Gu planting season approached, vulnerable agropastoral households were stretched ...read more
30/06/2017
 - Markets in Somalia are functioning. There is food on their shelves – but scarcity and high prices have pushed it out of the reach of many. FAO unconditional cash relief payments and cash-for-work projects are putting desperately-needed money into the pockets of rural families at high risk. Giving people cash ...read more
30/06/2017
 - FAO interventions to reinforce rural livelihoods are holding the line against worsening food insecurity, mitigating displacement pressures, reducing the overall humanitarian burden, laying the groundwork for a faster pivot to post-crisis recovery, and building greater resilience to future shocks. Back-to-back failed harvests have left Somali farmers in debt, out of cash, ...read more
30/06/2017
 - FAO has taken and is taking several actions in response to FAW: A Framework for the Coordinated Management of Fall Armyworm in Africa: Based on the actions points and recommendations identified in the All Africa Consultation meeting in Nairobi, FAO has formulated a region-wide multi-stakeholder Framework for the Coordinated Management of ...read more
30/06/2017
 - Highlights Preposition of inputs for second planting season in the Greater Equatoria region is underway, ready for distribution before August. FAO currently working with the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security to investigate outbreak of the Fallarmyworm in Magwi, and extent of damage to crops. According to latest IPC analysis 6.01 million people ...read more
30/06/2017
 - The CASH+ approach is a flexible methodology of intervention geared towards restoring resilient livelihoods. This social protection approach combines two complementary modes of intervention, namely cash transfers and productive assistance, in order to create synergies thus increasing their respective impacts.
28/06/2017