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 - FAO STRATEGY The most urgent priority of FAO and all UN partners is stopping the epidemic and ending the tragic loss of life. Immediate action must also be taken to avoid a potential food security crisis. Therefore, FAO’s strategy focuses on supporting life-saving activities while also safeguarding food security, nutrition and ...read more
17/12/2014
 - STRATEGIC RESPONSE FAO’s main objective is to mitigate the negative impacts of EVD on food security and livelihoods in Guinea, and to contribute to lifesaving activities by stopping the spread of the disease to ensure a prompt return to agricultural production and awareness raising and income-generating activities. FAO’s response in Guinea builds ...read more
17/12/2014
 - STRATEGIC RESPONSE The most urgent concerns expressed by the women and men interviewed were the imminent threat of virus transmission and the revitalization of their livelihood activities, especially in regards to community savings and loans schemes. Communities have not been sufficiently educated on virus transmission, which prevents them from continuing their ...read more
17/12/2014
 - STRATEGIC RESPONSE The Food Security and Nutrition Working Group – of which FAO supports the secretariat – recommends the following actions: (i) re-open key periodic markets under sanitary conditions; (ii) facilitate transportation of food commodities to market centres; (iii) encourage farmers and farmers’ groups to resume farming under safe conditions in ...read more
17/12/2014
 - HIGHLIGHTS FAO is providing assistance in four critical areas of intervention, in support of over 157 600 families in the Philippines: Rice and corn farming – FAO has supported some 103 100 rice and corn farmers since December 2013. Livelihoods were restored rapidly, with big returns. This included, the distribution of certified ...read more
17/12/2014
 - One year on from the outbreak of violence in South Sudan, the country has devolved into two worlds: the areas affected by conflict, mostly in Greater Upper Nile, and the areas less affected by it. As of December 2014, Greater Equatoria and parts of Greater Bahr el-Ghazal have shown good ...read more
16/12/2014
 - HIGHLIGHTS FAO is providing assistance in four critical areas of intervention, in support of over 154 000 families in the Philippines: Rice and corn farming – FAO has supported some 100 000 rice and corn farmers since December 2013. Livelihoods were restored rapidly, with big returns. For example, the rice seed distributed ...read more
05/11/2014
 - FAO's response Funds received to‐date have enabled FAO to distribute 500 806 livelihood kits (crop, vegetable, fishing), as well as vaccinating more than 1.5 million animals, and reach more than 1.9 million people in South Sudan. FAO is currently preparing and pre‐positioning inputs for the upcoming season, while continuing ongoing distributions for ...read more
05/11/2014
 - HIGHLIGHTS The unprecedented political and military crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR), which started in December 2012, has devastated the country’s overall economy with the Gross Domestic Product falling by 37 percent in 2013 compared to 2012. The agricultural sector, the backbone of the economy, has also contracted by 46 percent ...read more
29/10/2014
 - FAO's response Funds received to‐date have enabled FAO to distribute 458 928 livelihood kits (crop, vegetable, fishing), as well as vaccinating more than 1.5 million animals, and reach more than 1.8 million people in South Sudan. FAO is currently preparing and pre‐positioning inputs for the upcoming season, while continuing ongoing distributions for ...read more
23/10/2014
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