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FAO’s renewed commitment to a hunger-free Horn of Africa
 - In early February 2012, thanks to good rains and a strong multisectoral humanitarian and development effort, we were able to declare an end to famine conditions in Somalia. The crisis in Somalia and in the rest of the Horn of Africa, however, is far from over. If we do not sustain ...read more
29/05/2013
Banana production systems at risk
 - Banana-based production systems in the Great Lakes Region are central to many livelihood systems, they are a staple food and contribute to national economies. Providing a rich source of vitamins and minerals and more than half of the daily calorie intake, they make an imperative contribution to food and nutrition ...read more
28/05/2013
Gender equality: key to food security
 - East and Central Africa continues to face acute and chronic emergencies that severely impact the vulnerability of rural communities who are affected by food insecurity, gender inequalities and HIV/AIDS. The region also experiences a large number of conflicts and human rights violations which restricts development and significantly increases human suffering. ...read more
24/05/2013
Better policies, stronger communities
 - The Horn of Africa (HoA) is one of the most food-insecure regions in the world. The 2011 drought affected more than 13 million people at the peak of the crisis, causing massive food insecurity and famine. Given the complex nature of crises affecting the region, which often occur simultaneously and can ...read more
24/05/2013
FAO-Government of Belgium - Reinventing productive economy in the West Bank and Gaza Strip
 - Agricultural livelihoods and food security for the 1.6 million Palestinians in the Gaza Strip have been devastated by the ongoing blockade since June 2007, only partially eased in June 2010. The blockade policy consists of tight restrictions on the movement of products, services, and people in and out of Gaza. ...read more
09/05/2013
FAO-CIDA partnership - From responding to shocks to building resilience in the West Bank and Gaza Strip
 - In the West Bank and Gaza Strip (WBGS), recurrent conflict and restrictions over natural resources, markets and services are depriving families of their basic needs for survival and placing their ability to cope under severe strain. Food security and livelihoods have been directly impacted by controls on the movement of people ...read more
08/05/2013
Livelihood Recovery Appraisal of households affected by flooding in 2010 and 2011 in Sindh and Baluchistan
 - As a follow up to the Detailed Livelihood Assessment (DLA), the Pakistan Food Security Cluster conducted a Livelihood Recovery Appraisal (LRA) which looked at households in Sindh and Balochistan affected by flooding in 2010 and/or 2011. The LRA focuses on three groups of flood-affected households or “flood cohorts”: 1) households affected ...read more
25/03/2013
FAO actions to implement the IASC Transformative Agenda
 - Humanitarian and emergency operations to support livelihoods, food security and food and livestock production have grown significantly during the past decade to a point in which they represent nearly half of all extra-budgetary resources received in the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. FAO is committed to being fully ...read more
03/12/2012
Information Note on the IASC Transformative Agenda
 - The Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) is a global humanitarian forum established in 1991 by a resolution of the United Nations General Assembly to bring together the main operational relief agencies from the United Nations, international components of the Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement, the International Organization for Migration and international non-governmental ...read more
02/07/2012
Zimbabwe: Egg Production Reviving Rural Economy
 - Zimbabwe’s economy is beginning to rebound after more than ten years of decline. With that, availability of and access to food is improving. Given that more than two-thirds of Zimbabweans make a living from agriculture, a healthy agriculture sector is essential to the country’s recovery. Finding innovative ways to unlock ...read more
11/06/2012