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 - Key points An estimated 7 million people will be food insecure in 2017 and a further 2 million are at risk of food insecurity. Food production in Syria has hit a record low. The area planted to cereals in the 2015-16 cropping season is the smallest ever, according to the latest Crop ...read more
22/12/2016
 -  Livestock contributes 40 percent of the global value of agricultural input and supports the livelihoods and food security of almost 1.3 billion people. Half of the 800 million people living below USD 1.9/day depend on livestock, with both 95 percent of the extreme poor and 75 percent of all poor livestock keepers living ...read more
19/12/2016
 -  In protracted crises, the poorest face the greatest risk of being left behind. Social protection is recognized as a strategic approach to reduce poverty and enhance resilience and is a key principle within the CFS-FFA. FAO recognizes social protection’s role in prevention: minimizing negative coping strategies, while strengthening resilience capacity at national, subnational and ...read more
19/12/2016
 -  Land issues play a key but often overlooked role in protracted crises. Land must be understood not just as an asset but as a socio-ecological system. Natural hazards and armed conflicts exacerbate these tensions, leading to increased competition for resources, particularly when displacement is involved, with a significant impact on gender. Understanding cultural attitudes ...read more
19/12/2016
 -  Timely, reliable and demand-driven information is essential to dealing with protracted crises. In such contexts, information gaps and information fragmentation are the two major challenges, especially as food security is a multidimensional phenomenon. Food Security Information Systems led by Governments can overcome these challenges, ensuring integrated and coordinated efforts to provide policy-driven data, even ...read more
19/12/2016
 -  Access to fuel and energy – vital for food security – is often highly constrained in protracted crises. The risks posed by limited access to fuel and energy are multiple and diverse depending on the context, including malnutrition, environmental degradation, a high work burden for women, gender-based violence (GBV) and unsustainable livelihood activities. The inter-agency ...read more
19/12/2016
 -  Migration is a common phenomenon in protracted crises, mainly resulting from displacement due to conflict, natural disasters and/or the deterioration of livelihoods. The challenges posed by migration are many: disruption of food and nutrition security, increasing competition among livelihood groups, ever greater numbers of displaced young people exposed to the threat of both violence ...read more
19/12/2016
 -  While malnutrition is one of the biggest challenges to development and human well-being in many countries, rates of malnutrition, especially stunting, are significantly higher in countries in the throes of protracted crises. Malnutrition and crises go hand in hand: malnutrition both impacts on and is affected by crises. Protracted crises impact negatively on people’s ...read more
19/12/2016
 -  The pursuit of gender equality and women’s empowerment is a crucial aspect of FAO work on food security and nutrition in protracted crises. Understanding and addressing how men and women of different ages are affected by protracted crises is critical for effective and sustainable food and nutrition security interventions. Practical measures to work towards ...read more
19/12/2016
 - Key points The decrease in rainfall marks the end of the main agricultural campaign across West Africa and the Sahel. Floods affect 123 000 people in Niger. In Niger, the Rift Valley Fever (RFV) outbreak affected 132 people in the region of Tahoua. Ongoing locust resurgence in Mauritania.
15/12/2016