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 - The outbreak and subsequent spread of the ebola virus disease had catastrophic effects on the income generating capacities of Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLA) members throughout Liberia. The impacts were multidimensional and intense and have occasioned persistent decline in the service delivery of VSLAs in regard to their financial, ...read more
19/12/2014
 - HIGHLIGHTS FAO is providing assistance in four critical areas of intervention, in support of over 157 600 families in the Philippines: Rice and corn farming – FAO has supported some 103 100 rice and corn farmers since December 2013. Livelihoods were restored rapidly, with big returns. This included, the distribution of certified ...read more
17/12/2014
 - One year on from the outbreak of violence in South Sudan, the country has devolved into two worlds: the areas affected by conflict, mostly in Greater Upper Nile, and the areas less affected by it. As of December 2014, Greater Equatoria and parts of Greater Bahr el-Ghazal have shown good ...read more
16/12/2014
 - FAO’S response A major food crisis has been contained thanks to timely donor support that has allowed emergency crop production support, saving families from a domino effect of continued losses, as well as preventing farmers from adopting negative coping strategies with long-term effects. Resilience building FAO and Non-governmental Organization (NGO) partners have provided ...read more
15/12/2014
 - FAO’S response A major food crisis has been contained thanks to timely donor support that has allowed emergency crop production support, saving families from a domino effect of continued losses, as well as preventing farmers from adopting negative coping strategies with long-term effects. Resilience building FAO and NGO partners have provided crop production ...read more
24/11/2014
 - HIGHLIGHTS FAO is providing assistance in four critical areas of intervention, in support of over 154 000 families in the Philippines: Rice and corn farming – FAO has supported some 100 000 rice and corn farmers since December 2013. Livelihoods were restored rapidly, with big returns. For example, the rice seed distributed ...read more
05/11/2014
 - FAO's response Funds received to‐date have enabled FAO to distribute 500 806 livelihood kits (crop, vegetable, fishing), as well as vaccinating more than 1.5 million animals, and reach more than 1.9 million people in South Sudan. FAO is currently preparing and pre‐positioning inputs for the upcoming season, while continuing ongoing distributions for ...read more
05/11/2014
 - HIGHLIGHTS The unprecedented political and military crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR), which started in December 2012, has devastated the country’s overall economy with the Gross Domestic Product falling by 37 percent in 2013 compared to 2012. The agricultural sector, the backbone of the economy, has also contracted by 46 percent ...read more
29/10/2014
 - FAO's response Funds received to‐date have enabled FAO to distribute 458 928 livelihood kits (crop, vegetable, fishing), as well as vaccinating more than 1.5 million animals, and reach more than 1.8 million people in South Sudan. FAO is currently preparing and pre‐positioning inputs for the upcoming season, while continuing ongoing distributions for ...read more
23/10/2014
 - An FAO/WFP Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission (CFSAM), with support from the Ministry of Agriculture (MinAgri), to identify and evaluate factors impacting on agricultural production in 2014, estimate national cereal production and assess the overall food security situation. The mission visited Madagascar from 18 June to 17 July 2014. Highlights: Rice production (Madagascar’s staple crop) ...read more
23/10/2014