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 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has collaborated with the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (PBF) since 2009 to support activities and programmes that contribute to building lasting peace in countries emerging from conflict. To date, FAO has received US$11.6 million in support from the PBF through ...read more
31/01/2015
 - Durant la 3ème décade de novembre, les estimations de FEWS-NET indiquaient que des conditions arides perduraient dans l'Aire grégarigène et s'étendaient à l'Aire d’invasion (compartiment Centre). La pluviosité variait de 4 à 10 mm dans le secteur sud de l’Aire grégarigène et dans quelques localités du secteur Centre de l’Aire ...read more
30/01/2015
 - HIGHLIGHTS Typhoon Haiyan – One year on A bumper harvest for Visayas Farmers Looking at the Future: Improving Sustainable Practices Community nurseries help rebuild typhoon-damaged farms in Mambusao Creating new access to markets for family farms Analyzing climate change impacts to improve food security Events
30/01/2015
 - Madagascar is prone to natural disasters, including drought, floods, cyclones and locust crises. The current locust plague began in April 2012, following a two-year upsurge that was not addressed owing to insufficient means. Given the extent of the plague, as well Madagascar’s high rates of food insecurity and malnutrition, it ...read more
30/01/2015
 - The Special Fund for Emergency and Rehabilitation Activities (SFERA) enables the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to take rapid and effective action in response to food and agricultural threats and emergencies. The Fund has three components: (i) a working capital component to advance funds once a ...read more
27/01/2015
 - Durant la 2ème décade de novembre, les informations pluviométriques restaient hétérogènes : les estimations de FEWS-NET (figure 1) indiquaient que la pluviosité était au moins supérieure à 40 mm dans un grand Sud-Est et dans quelques localités de l’Aire d’invasion Nord Betsiboka Piémont (AINB-P). Dans le reste de la Grande-Île, elle ...read more
26/01/2015
 - The plague of the Malagasy Migratory Locust began in April 2012 in Madagascar, in a context where food insecurity and malnutrition rates were already high. Given the extent of the plague, it was estimated that the food security of about 13 million people (60 percent of the population) could be ...read more
20/01/2015
 - HIGHLIGHTS FAO is providing assistance in four critical areas of intervention, in support of over 154 000 families in the Philippines: Rice and corn farming – FAO has supported more than 100 000 rice and corn farmers since December 2013. Livelihoods were restored rapidly, with big returns. This included the distribution of ...read more
19/01/2015
 - FAO STRATEGY The most urgent priority of FAO and all UN partners is stopping the epidemic and ending the tragic loss of life. Immediate action must also be taken to avoid a potential food security crisis. Therefore, FAO’s strategy focuses on supporting life-saving activities while also safeguarding food security, nutrition and ...read more
16/01/2015
 - STRATEGIC RESPONSE FAO’s main objective is to mitigate the negative impacts of EVD on food security and livelihoods in Guinea, and to contribute to lifesaving activities by stopping the spread of the disease to ensure a prompt return to agricultural production and awareness raising and income-generating activities. FAO’s response in Guinea builds ...read more
16/01/2015