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 - Ensuring healthy nutrition is the first step towards meeting all Millennium Development Goals. FAO's mandate is to raise levels of nutrition, improve agricultural productivity and the quality of life of rural populations, and contribute to the growth of the world's economy. In emergency situations, when subsistence production and/or food access ...read more
01/07/2010
 - Regional Emergency Office for Southern Africa (REOSA) Technical Brief 3, July 2010 Achieving food security remains central to many national and regional programmes and policies in southern Africa. Although agricultural productivity has increased in some countries in the region, many countries remain net importers of food and are thus exposed to ...read more
01/07/2010
 - Regional Emergency Office for Southern Africa (REOSA) Technical Brief 2, July 2010 Southern Africa has high levels of food insecurity with stunting levels of more than 20% in several countries. Many countries in the region are net importers of staple food. This is partly due to low staple crop yields, with ...read more
01/07/2010
 - Regional Emergency Office for Southern Africa (REOSA) Technical Brief 1, July 2010 In southern Africa, high levels of soil degradation and a decline in fertility threaten agricultural productivity. Droughts and/or long dry spells often worsen the situation, resulting in complete crop failures. In the long term, climate change is predicted to ...read more
01/07/2010
 - This network paper documents success stories from Malawi of livelihood-based social protection programmes for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC). The programmes have improved the lives of the children they reach significantly. They have demonstrated that with a livelihood-based approach, notable changes can be achieved in children’s lives, including improved food ...read more
01/07/2010
 - Le processus électoral entamé depuis mai 2010 évolue dans un climat politique tendu. Un désaccord sur le processus des élections règne entre les principaux partis politiques de l’opposition et la CENI (Commission Electorale Nationale Indépendante) et le parti politique au pouvoir. L’origine de la crise est le résultat des scrutins ...read more
01/07/2010
 - In this issue: Harvest ceremony - reaping the first sheath UN Joint Programme in Timor Leste for Poverty Alleviation Grass roots training for community leaders Bio-security project to be extended until December 2011 Integration of gender analysis in water and land tenure management
01/06/2010
 - Assistance needs for the rapidly increasing emergency situations require more judicious responses on the part of donors, including the provision of critical agricultural inputs such as seeds, fertilizers and farming implements for reconstruction and recovery of the agriculture sector. The institutional framework governing food-related assistance has been at an impasse for ...read more
01/06/2010
 - Reducing and managing disaster risk to improve food and livelihood security in Eastern and Central Africa Each year, countries in the Eastern and Central region of Africa (ECA) experience the highest number of natural hazards and people -induced disasters in all of Africa. More and more people are adversely affected by ...read more
01/06/2010
 - Aflatoxin Alert in Eastern Province, Kenya According to the results of a recent survey carried out by the Government of Kenya Ministry of Agriculture approximately 78% of the current stocks of maize held by farmers in Eastern Province ( 3 million bags of maize of 90kg each ) are suspected to ...read more
01/06/2010