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 - Protecting livelihoods by providing emergency agricultural assistance from the onset of a crisis is crucial to save lives, while enabling people to produce food and earn an income. Rapid and efficient response to agricultural threats and emergencies saves lives, promotes recovery and reduces the gap between dependency on food assistance ...read more
08/02/2018
 - In 2017 famine reared its head, but the international community gave generously and mobilized rapidly to successfully prevent its spread. The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2017 reported both a rise in the absolute number of people affected by chronic hunger since 2014 and an increase ...read more
08/02/2018
 - Highlights: Multi-sectors work together to strengthen agricultural collaboration under the Belt and Road Initiative Applying new technology to enhance H7N9 control through rapid detection and response FAO, WHO and OIE hold tripartite teleconference to exchange information on influenza A (H7N9) New member of FAO China ECTAD Office
31/01/2018
 - FAO has taken and is taking several actions in response to Fall Armyworm: FAO projects: Since the onset of FAW, FAO has undertaken several actions to strengthen African countries’ capacities to respond to FAW through Technical Cooperation Programme (TCP) projects and other funding mechanisms. So far, as of January 2018, a ...read more
31/01/2018
 - In the context of increasing humanitarian crises, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the World Food Programme are committed, alongside Member States, to provide decision makers and the public at large with transparent and harmonized information to increase accountability by all.
11/01/2018
 - 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 (risk of famine due to accessibility restrictions and further ...read more
04/01/2018
 - Highlights 17.8 million people are food insecure, compared to 17 million in the first quarter of the year. A staggering 8.4 million of whom are at risk of famine, 24 percent more than mentioned in the March IPC. Despite monumental challenges, FAO programmes and activities reached 763 000 Yemenis in 2017, providing ...read more
20/12/2017
 - Migration is a growing and complex global phenomenon. The links between migration, agriculture and climate change are complex. While the impacts of climate change on agriculture and food security are relatively well established, the cascading effects of climate change on migration and its consequences for agriculture have not been adequately ...read more
13/12/2017
 - Key messages Rural livelihoods are people’s best defence against famine. Interventions that reinforce rural livelihoods meet immediate food needs, mitigate displacement pressures, reduce the overall humanitarian burden and lay the groundwork for recovery. FAO is delivering large-scale, strategic combinations of assistance to rural people at high risk of hunger, providing them with ...read more
04/12/2017
 - Highlights Despite the recent main season harvests, almost 5 million people in South Sudan face severe food insecurity between October and December 2017, according to the results of the latest IPC analysis. FAO has received USD 35.5 million of the USD 70 million requested for the Emergency Livelihood Response Programme, enabling the ...read more
04/12/2017