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 - Tbilisi, Georgia Two kilometres from the border of South Ossetia lies the village of Ditsi (42°12'34"N 44°1'46"E), which was on the front line of the conflict in August 2008. Upon fleeing the residents of Ditsi had to undergo forced changes to their lives, with their harvest damaged or completely lost in ...read more
01/09/2009
 - The Food and Agricultural Organizations of the United Nations (FAO) responded rapidly to the August 2008 conflict, working with the Government of Georgia and international partners to conduct a comprehensive agricultural sector needs assessment and appeal for emergency agricultural support through the UN Consolidated Appeal Process. The USAID provided a USD5.5 ...read more
01/09/2009
 - Strategic programme framework 2010-2015 This regional strategic programme framework, entitled “Cassava diseases in central, eastern and southern Africa” (CaCESA), has been prepared by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). It aims to assist countries affected by cassava pests and diseases. These are significantly affecting groups such as internally ...read more
01/09/2009
 - Des initiatives pour prévenir et gérer les crises alim es sont en marche depuis plusieurs décennies au Sahel et en Afrique de l'Ouest : mise en place et animation d'un dispositif régional de suivi de la situation alimentaire et d'un réseau de prévention des crises alimentaires, harmonisation des méthodes des ...read more
03/08/2009
 - Tbilisi, Georgia Not far away from the South Ossetian border on a verdant hillside lies the village of Shavshvebi (42°1'18"N 44°13'40"E) surrounded by hundreds of acres of fertile land. The farmers in the village suffered enormously during the armed conflict between Georgia and Russia in August 2008 were working hard during ...read more
01/07/2009
 - The Food and Agricultural Organizations of the United Nations (FAO) responded rapidly to the August 2008 conflict, working with the Government of Georgia and international partners to conduct a comprehensive agricultural sector needs assessment and appeal for emergency agricultural support through the UN Consolidated Appeal Process. In response to the Georgia ...read more
01/06/2009
 - Cyclone Nargis caused more destruction and human suffering than any natural disaster in Myanmar’s history. Over 2.4 million people were affected, nearly 140 000 died and 33 754 suffered severe injury. The vast majority of displaced persons (0.8 million) lost all of their possessions, including the productive assets they need ...read more
27/04/2009
 - The recent conflict in the Gaza Strip has seen extensive damage inflicted on local infrastructure, with preliminary estimates placing the financial extent of the destruction at almost USD 1 billion. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and other agencies believe that almost all of Gaza’s 10 ...read more
23/01/2009
 - The risk of natural hazard varies from moderate to high across Myanmar and is characterized essentially by small- and medium-scale but frequent events. Cyclone Nargis (2 and 3 May 2008) is by far the most devastating natural disaster in Myanmar’s history. It has brought to the fore the extreme vulnerability, ...read more
05/01/2009
 - Las comunidades de pequeños agricultores y alpaqueros de subsistencia en las zonas altoandinas más afectadas por las bajas temperaturas del 2008 en el Perú, empiezan a salir adelante gracias a una intervención de emergencia financiada por la Comisión Europea. Dichas poblaciones, ubicadas en la sierra central y sur a más ...read more
08/12/2008