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 - Cash is disbursed to individuals and households that are living in poverty, food insecure and/or vulnerable to shocks and crises. Cash transfers can be unconditional or conditional.
17/05/2017
 - Input trade fairs are one-day temporary markets that provide farmers and pastoralists access to agricultural inputs and services through the exchange of vouchers.
17/05/2017
 - Rural men and women are provided with assistance in the form of vouchers that can be exchanged for agricultural inputs (e.g. seeds, fertilizers, livestock and animal feed) and/or services from selected suppliers.
17/05/2017
 - Cash+ are cash transfers that are combined with productive inputs and/or technical training and extension services to boost the livelihoods and productive capacities of poor, vulnerable men and women.
17/05/2017
 - Cash for work involves providing short-term employment opportunities to poor, vulnerable men and women. The main objectives are to: Provide income support, and  Build or rehabilitate community productive assets
17/05/2017
 - Cash and vouchers are tools that provide support to men and women that are food insecure, living in poverty or experiencing other forms of vulnerabilities. FAO implements various types of programmes, including: cash transfers, cash for work, cash+, input trade fairs and voucher programmes.
17/05/2017
 - Highlights Humanitarian needs in Ethiopia are increasing primarily in southern and southeastern pastoral areas due to the failure of the 2016 deyr/hagaya (October to December) rains and below-average and erratic 2017 gu/genna (March to May) rains. Drought is heavily impacting the livelihoods of livestock-dependent communities, with extremely limited pasture and water causing ...read more
15/05/2017
 - Key messages Rural livelihoods provide a critical 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, providing them with cash-transfers for ...read more
12/05/2017
 - The Desert Locust, Schistocerca gregaria, is the world’s most dangerous migratory pest with a voracious appetite unmatched in the insect world. Established in 1955 by FAO, when the world was in the midst of a 12-year-long Desert Locust plague, the Desert Locust Control Committee (DLCC) is the primary forum that ...read more
04/05/2017
 - HIGHLIGHTS As the Syrian war enters its seventh year, food production remains at a record low. Hunger is rampant and deepening across the country with over half the population unable to meet their daily food needs. Approximately 7 million people will be food insecure in 2017 and a further 2 million are ...read more
04/05/2017