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 - Selega Farmer’s Cooperative Get Power Tiller Women of the Selega Farmers Cooperative gathered around the power tiller provided by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) with funding from the European Union Food Facility (EUFF). All eyes were set on one of the cooperative members, Lawrence Ballah, as ...read more
01/09/2010
 - Beginning on 22 July 2010, Pakistan was struck by torrential monsoon rains, causing the most severe floods in living memory. According to official estimates to date, the floods have affected 17.2 million individuals, killed 1 539 people and damaged/destroyed 1.2 million homes. Evacuations and major new flooding have been reported ...read more
26/08/2010
 - Heavy monsoon rains struck Pakistan between late July and August 2010, triggering the most catastrophic flooding in living history. The floods have affected 15.4 million people, leaving at least 1 600 people dead and 893 000 homes damaged or destroyed across four provinces. Buildings, infrastructure and communication facilities have been ...read more
17/08/2010
 - 'Gifts' from the UN are being used to rebuild Uganda's rural economy Florence Ogwal is grateful for her "gift". Since a ceasefire between the Ugandan government and the rebel Lord's Resistance Army more than two years ago, her village in northern Uganda has received agricultural training, seeds and tools from the ...read more
06/08/2010
 - Ensuring healthy nutrition is the first step towards meeting all Millennium Development Goals. FAO's mandate is to raise levels of nutrition, improve agricultural productivity and the quality of life of rural populations, and contribute to the growth of the world's economy. In emergency situations, when subsistence production and/or food access ...read more
01/07/2010
 - Basing its approach in disaster risk management, FAO aims to reduce countries' vulnerability to crises, threats and emergencies through better preparation and integration of risk prevention and mitigation into policies, programmes and interventions. FAO also supports countries and partners to respond more effectively to crises and emergencies through interventions focused ...read more
03/05/2010
 - More than 40 percent of the population in the Horn of Africa (HoA) is undernourished and millions are food insecure. Those suffering most from food insecurity are subsistence farmers, pastoralists and agro-pastoralists whose livelihoods largely depend on agriculture and animal production. The interagency Taskforce on the UN Response to Long-Term ...read more
30/04/2010
 - Le Bassin ouest – défini dans le cas de cette étude comme englobant la Gambie, la Guinée, la Guinée-Bissau, le Sénégal, la région de Kayes au Mali et la Mauritanie – est caractérisé par une forte dépendance des importations de riz. En 2008, la crise de la flambée des prix ...read more
22/04/2010
 - Les membres du Réseau de prévention des crises alimentaires (RPCA) réunis à Paris les 8 et 9 avril 2010 confirment à l’unanimité que la zone sahélienne fait face à une crise alimentaire et nutritionnelle sérieuse. Cette analyse fait suite aux évaluations annuelles des récoltes et de la sécurité alimentaire dans ...read more
09/04/2010
 - Eastern Sahel threatened by food and pastoral crisis Following the 2009‐2010 cropping season millions of people in the pastoral and agro‐pastoral areas are in food insecurity in Niger, Chad and in the North East of Mali. CILSS and its partners are renewing their appeal for an urgent response to tackle this ...read more
01/04/2010