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 - In a country where two out of three people depend on agriculture for their livelihoods, the earthquakes have been disastrous for many of Nepal’s farmers. Following the earthquakes and hundreds of aftershocks–some ranging in magnitude from 4.0 to 6.6–an estimated 1 million people have been exposed to food insecurity without ...read more
29/06/2015
 - In May, the Nepal Food Security Cluster carried out a detailed assessment of the impact of the earthquakes on food production and agricultural livelihoods. The Agricultural Livelihoods Impact Appraisal – led by the Food and Agriculture Organization of theUN (FAO) – looks at the six most-affected districts of Dhading, Dolakha, ...read more
29/06/2015
 - Highlights FAO is supporting Government-led efforts to address food security and livelihood needs in six districts most severely affected by the earthquakes: Nuwakot, Dhading, Gorkha, Rasuwa, Dolakha and Sindhupalchowk. The Nepal Food Security Cluster (FSC) recently released the ‘Agricultural Livelihood Impact Appraisal’ – an FSC exercise led by FAO – containing the ...read more
29/06/2015
 - In the Central African Republic, joint field surveys on the situation of transhumance and a socioanthropological study of pastoral populations following the 2013‒2014 crisis in the country have been carried out by the Catholic Relief Service, the Danish Refugee Council and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations ...read more
10/06/2015
 - The earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25th resulted in huge devastation across 14 districts in the country. Six districts – Dhading, Dolokha, Gorkha, Nuwakot, Rasuwa and SIndhupalchock - were particularly badly hit and were further affected by several aftershocks including a particularly big one measuring 6.8 on the Richter ...read more
09/06/2015
 - Some 3.8 million people were estimated to be severely food insecure by April in South Sudan – 3 million in IPC Phase 3 (Crisis) and 800 000 in IPC Phase 4 (Emergency). The situation is rapidly deteriorating as the lean season peaks in July, with up to 4.6 million people ...read more
04/06/2015
 - Highlights FAO is supporting Government-led efforts to address food security and livelihood needs in six districts most severely affected by the earthquakes: Nuwakot, Dhading, Gorkha, Rasuwa, Dolakha and Sindhupalchowk. The Nepal Food Security Cluster (FSC) recently released the ‘Agricultural Livelihood Impact Appraisal’ – an FSC exercise led by FAO – containing the ...read more
04/06/2015
 - FAO’S Response A major food crisis has been contained in 2014 thanks to timely donor support that has allowed emergency crop production support, saving families from a domino effect of continued losses, as well as preventing farmers from adopting negative coping strategies with long-term effects. During 2014, FAO provided crop production ...read more
31/05/2015
 - Highlights Two major earthquakes struck Nepal within weeks: a 7.8 magnitude on 25 April (epicentre Lamjung District, WesternRegion), followed by a 7.3 magnitude on 12 May (epicentre Dolakha district, Central Region). A FAO/WFP food security assessment is ongoing. FAO is assessing agricultural damage in 6 severely affected districts:Nuwakot, Dhading, Gorkha, Rasuwa, Dolakha ...read more
15/05/2015
 - An FAO/WFP Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission (CFSAM) visited South Sudan from 2 to 14 February 2015 to estimate cereal production during 2014 and assess the overall food security situation. Although there have been notable improvements relative to the first half of 2014, the food security perspectives during 2015 ...read more
06/05/2015
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