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 - Highlights FAO’s immediate earthquake response in Haiti concentrated on support to 1) the affected population in rural areas to resume their livelihoods, 2) the integration and resettlement of the displaced population and 3) emergency food security interventions (particularly input distribution during the spring and summer planting seasons), food security assessments, coordination ...read more
 - FAO's mandate is to raise levels of nutrition, improve agricultural productivity, better the lives of rural populations and contribute to the growth of the world economy. The activities of the FAO Zimbabwe are performed by the Regular Programme and by the Emergency Rehabilitation & Coordination Unit (ERCU). The Regular Programme focuses ...read more
 - Agriculture provides a livelihood to 80 percent of the flood-affected population in Pakistan. Extensive damage was caused to all subsectors (crops, livestock, fisheries, forestry). It is vital to ensure crop production is resumed by as many farmers as possible through winter (Rabi) and into spring (Kharif) planting. FAO’s flood response programme ...read more
 - Analysis of food insecurity has undoubtedly improved in recent years. However, the extent to which improved analysis has been translated into more appropriate and justified responses to food security problems is unclear. This is due to the fact that the area of response analysis – the link between situation analysis ...read more
 - Agriculture provides a livelihood to 80 percent of the flood-affected population in Pakistan. FAO is supporting Government-led efforts to rapidly restore agricultural production and livelihoods affected by the floods. To date, FAO has received USD 45.5 million in donor contributions within the framework of the Revised Pakistan Floods Emergency Response ...read more
 - Humanitarian clusters have become the standard business model for the coordination of humanitarian responses in both large-scale, sudden-onset disasters and protracted crises and other complex emergencies, such as in the Sudan. Humanitarian clusters support the coordination of integrated, needs-based, timely and appropriate responses. The Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL) Cluster in ...read more
 - The signing of Sudan’s Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) on 9 January 2005 marked the end of Africa’s longest civil war and opened the way for a transition to peace. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is contributing to peacebuilding efforts through activities that facilitate the disarmament, ...read more
 - 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
 - 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
 - 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