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FAO at work in Karamoja
 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in collaboration with the Government of Uganda and respective District Local Governments has been supporting communities in Karamoja to build resilience over the past nine years through a holistic livelihood programme focusing on three integrated priority areas of livestock production, ...read more
17/01/2014
FAO’s Junior Farmer Field and Life Schools give children a voice
 - Junior Farmer Field and Life Schools (JFFLS) are a simple methodology for teaching vulnerable children and young people about farming, entrepreneurial skills and how to take care of themselves. These schools follow a “living classroom” approach in which the students or children out of school observe the crops throughout the growing ...read more
17/01/2014
Cereal banks – a weapon in the fight against food scarcity in Karamoja
 - Vulnerable agro pastoral communities in the semi arid region of Karamoja in Uganda have resorted to cereal banking as a coping mechanism to their food security threats.
17/01/2014
Central African Republic - Executive brief 16 January 2014
 - Highlights 2.2 million people need immediate humanitarian assistance; and one in five Central Africans is now internally displaced. These figures are likely to rise as the conflict places millions at risk of a full-scale food and nutrition security crisis due to low production in 2013 coupled with prevailing chronic countrywide malnutrition, extreme poverty ...read more
16/01/2014
Central African Republic - Executive brief 13 January 2014
 - Highlights 2.2 million people need immediate humanitarian assistance; and one in five Central Africans is now internally displaced. These figures are likely to rise as the conflict places millions at risk of a full-scale food and nutrition security crisis due to low production in 2013 coupled with prevailing chronic countrywide malnutrition, ...read more
13/01/2014
Central African Republic - Executive brief 23 December 2013
 - Highlights Nearly the entire population of the Central African Republic – 4.6 million people – is affected by the deteriorating humanitarian situation. An estimated 2 million people are in need of humanitarian aid, 1.3 million people are in need of food aid and 871 700 have been internally displaced. Within the ...read more
23/12/2013
Puntland Cyclone Disaster Response Update
 - On 10 November 2013, the coast of the Puntland region of Somalia was hit by a tropical cyclone causing heavy rainfall and flash floods. FAO Somalia’s Water and Land Information Management project (SWALIM) provided timely early warning information to the Government’s Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management Agency (HADMA) and to ...read more
18/12/2013
Central African Republic - Executive brief 17 December 2013
 - Highlights Nearly the entire population of the Central African Republic – 4.6 million people – has been affected by the deterioratinghumanitarian situation. An estimated 2 million people are in need of humanitarian aid, 1.3 million people are in need of food aid and 500 000 have been internally displaced. Agriculture accounts for ...read more
17/12/2013
Farmer Field Schools engage women and men in genderbased violence prevention
 - FAO’s Junior and adult Farmer Field and Life Schools (J/FFLS) are addressing the root causes of gender-based violence and helping to prevent and mitigate the effects of HIV in northern Uganda through the provision of key life skills and knowledge in agricultural production and nutrition.
28/11/2013
Community based service improves livestock health in Karamoja
 - A community based service is helping to improve livestock health among the pastoral and agro pastoral communities in Karamoja in Uganda.
28/11/2013