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 - If immediate action is not taken to protect and restore agricultural production in flood-affected areas of Pakistan, farmers will continue to suffer losses long after the floods recede. Further depletion of livelihoods can be prevented and food assistance needs reduced in the longer term, if support is mobilized in time. ...read more
28/09/2010
 - A joint FAO/WFP Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission (CFSAM) visited Haiti from 16 June to 13 July 2010 to evaluate food crop production in the 2010 spring cropping season and to forecast forthcoming summer and autumn/winter season harvests and the cereal import requirements for the 2010/11 marketing year. Highlights: Despite the ...read more
21/09/2010
 - The scale of losses to the agriculture sector caused by the Pakistan floods is unprecedented and further unfolding. Approximately 80 percent of people in the flood-affected areas depend on agriculture for their livelihood. One of the greatest challenges on the ground is assisting farmers to recover their land in time ...read more
10/09/2010
 - The scale of losses to the agriculture sector caused by the Pakistan floods is unprecedented and further unfolding. Approximately 4 out of 5 people in the flood-affected areas depend on agriculture for their livelihood. One of the greatest challenges on the ground is helping farmers to recover their land in ...read more
03/09/2010
 - 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