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 - Agriculture is the backbone of the economy in the United Republic of Tanzania. The sector contributes to about 30 percent of the gross domestic product, while supporting about 80 percent of rural livelihoods and producing about 95 percent of the country’s food requirements. However, small-scale production, which engages the majority ...read more
07/06/2019
 - Overview On 14 March 2019, Tropical Cyclone Idai made landfall near the port city of Beira before sweeping through five provinces – Inhambane, Manica, Sofala, Tete and Zambezia – decimating livelihoods and leaving a trail of death, destruction and damage in its wake. An estimated 1.85 million people are in need of ...read more
29/05/2019
 - In recent years, the number of people experiencing acute hunger has been persistently high. And 2018 was no exception. Some 113 million people in 53 countries were acutely hungry last year. For FAO, building resilient agriculture-based livelihoods and food systems is at the core of efforts to fight acute hunger and ...read more
23/05/2019
 - Le conflit survenue en République centrafricaine en mars 2013 a engendré une crise humanitaire sans précédent, ayant aggravé les niveaux de vulnérabilité de la population, déjà extrêmement élevés. Le secteur agricole dans son ensemble s’en est également trouvé profondément affecté. L’insécurité alimentaire s’est aggravée, les moyens d’existence des populations se sont ...read more
20/05/2019
 - Climate-driven hazards are increasing in intensity and frequency, with weather‑related crises now occurring nearly five times as often as 40 years ago. At the same time, needs are expanding and resources are limited. New tools and ways of thinking and acting are essential to reduce the impact of these disasters ...read more
20/05/2019
 - La FAO et l’Union européenne tirent parti du Réseau mondial contre les crises alimentaires en consolidant les analyses de l’insécurité alimentaire et de la résilience, en investissant au niveau des pays afin de renforcer la résilience des moyens d’existence agricoles et en soutenant des politiques transformatives à l’échelle mondiale, régionale ...read more
15/05/2019
 - At request of the government, a joint FAO/WFP rapid Food Security Assessment Mission (rFSA) visited DPRK from 29 March to 12 April 2019. The overall objective of the joint FAO/WFP mission was to conduct an independent assessment of the 2018 production shortfall and the food security situation in the country. ...read more
03/05/2019
 - Four decades of conflict and recurrent natural disasters have debilitated Afghanistan’s institutions and weakened the resilience of its people, making it nearly impossible for communities to adequately cope with further shocks. In 2018, the most severe drought in decades, compounded by conflict, a significant economic downturn, plant pests, animal diseases, ...read more
03/05/2019
 - Key points Following the impact of severe drought that decimated pasture, livestock and crops in 2018, the situation of millions of affected families is still fragile. If adequate timely assistance is not provided, the food security situation will likely worsen with 9.7 million people projected to be severely food insecure during the ...read more
29/04/2019
 - The Syrian Refugee Resilience Plan (SRRP) is the guiding document for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to support the Government of Turkey in addressing the needs of Syrian refugees in Turkey. The SRRP describes FAO’s strategy to: Address food insecurity and malnutrition of vulnerable Syrian refugee and host community ...read more
26/04/2019