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 - Key messages The impact of the current El Niño is overwhelming for any one agency or government and requires concerted and decisive assistance from the international community. This is primarily a food and agriculture crisis. Of the almost USD 4 billion required to meet the humanitarian demands of El Niño affected countries, ...read more
 -  Featured Stories: Disaster risk reduction and management and climate change adaptation at the heart of FAO's work in the Philippines FAO-DA formulate National La Niña Action Plan Higher than average yield for rice farmers in Central Luzon Telefood: Communal vegetable gardens in Mindanao promote community nutrition and sustainable livelihoods Zambonaga fisherfolk rise from conflict through ...read more
 - Key messages 19 out of 22 governorates are facing Emergency (Phase 4) and Crisis (Phase 3) levels of food insecurity. At least 26 percent of the population is living under Emergency levels of food insecurity. The humanitarian crisis will turn into a humanitarian disaster unless urgent funding is received to meet immediate food ...read more
 - Locust situation From the end of the first dekad of May 2016, the dry and cool season gradually set in throughout the Great Island, causing the vegetation to dry out, thus leading to less favorable conditions for the Malagasy Migratory Locust, which may subsequently form new groups. During May, groups of ...read more
 - The Dry Corridor in Central America, in particular Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, is experiencing one of the worst droughts of the last ten years with over 3.5 million in need of humanitarian assistance. Smallscale producers and rural communities remain the most vul-nerable to drought, an important socio-economic phenomenon given ...read more
 - Context The agricultural sector in Lebanon, and particularly the milk and dairy sector, isa major source of income for poor rural communities. This is especially the case for households who do not own land. Almost 60 percent of livestock farmers in Lebanon depend on dairy as their main source of living ...read more
 - Keys points: In Chad, food insecurity has deteriorated over the last three years in the Sahelian belt regions. Average rainfall to slightly surplus is very likely on the Sahelian belt. Alarming humanitarian situation continues in the Lake Chad Basin despite decreasing number of refugees and displaced persons.
 - The South Sudan Resilience Strategy has been developed to bridge the humanitarian and development frameworks. Building on FAO’s portfolio of interventions in South Sudan over the past three years, the objective is to increase the resilience of livelihoods, including the protection of the most vulnerable population groups, and enhance livelihood-based ...read more
 - Sustainable development cannot be achieved without resilient livelihoods. FAO assists countries to increase the resilience of households, communities and institutions by helping them to effectively prevent and cope with threats and disasters that impact agriculture, food security and nutrition. To resume agricultural production after emergencies, farmers need to be seed ...read more
 - Context The large influx of Syrian refugees into Lebanon - an estimated 1.5 million people- poses a major challenge for the country. Many refugees arrive with a substantial number of unvaccinated livestock, increasing the risk of transboundary animal diseases (TADs) in their host country. The impact on agriculture is particularly worrying, ...read more