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 - Feature stories: Philippines takes first steps towards a national DRR strategy for agriculture Green Super Rice gives Bicol farmers higher yield Sustainable agriculture: key to lasting peace in Mindanao Seaweed farmers regain livelihoods after Typhoon Haiyan Contour farming puts farmers back on the path to recovery
 - Highlights A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on 25 March with dire humanitarian consequences: millions of people are affected in 39 districts of Western and Central Regions, out of 75 districts countrywide. Although agricultural damages have not yet been assessed, the impact on food security and agricultural livelihoods is expected to be ...read more
 - 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. This annual report provides a brief description of the major operations initiated with SFERA funds for ...read more
 - Unsafe food causes considerable morbidity and mortality. More than 200 diseases are spread through food contaminated with bacteria, viruses, parasites, natural toxins, pesticides, and chemical or radioactive substances. It is crucial to detect and prevent spread of food safety hazards early. This is why FAO is supporting East African ...read more
 - List of practitioners trained in needs assessment.
 - A Conceptual Framework for Collaboration and Partnership among the Rome-based Agencies This paper presents a simple conceptual framework to inform the understanding, scope and modalities for the Rome-based Agencies (RBAs) to support the resilience of food-insecure people in relation to shocks that affect their livelihoods and food systems. The framework provides ...read more
 - Diagnostic Durant la 1ère décade, de fortes pluies engendrées par la zone de convergence intertropicale et la tempête tropicale Fundi ont concerné les compartiments Nord et, pour une moindre part, Centre de l’Aire grégarigène du Criquet migrateur malgache. Ces fortes pluies, associées à des rafales de vent, ont induit une redistribution ...read more
 - Diagnostic Durant la 3ème décade, dans l’Aire grégarigène, l’importante pluviosité enregistrée au niveau du secteur Nord de l’Aire grégarigène transitoire et dans l’Aire de multiplication initiale a entraîné un engorgement des sols des bas-fonds et des zones dépressionnaires. Dans la majeure partie de ces secteurs, les conditions hydriques devenaient hostiles par ...read more
 - FAO’s stand-by partnerships continue to provide very valuable support to FAO in preparing and responding quickly and effectively to emergencies worldwide. In 2014, FAO responded to a number of Level 3 emergencies, such as the Philippines, South Sudan and Central African Republic, as well as other complex emergencies like Syria ...read more
 - According to normal seasonal patterns, food insecurity in South Sudan hits its peak between April and July. The severity and spread of food insecurity will depend on: the scale and intensity of conflict and population displacement; timely distribution and adequate outreach of humanitarian assistance; effective functioning of food markets; obstacles ...read more