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 - 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
 - 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
 - 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
 - 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
 - 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
 - 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’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
 - Zimbabwe’s economy is starting to turn around after almost a decade of recession characterized by macroeconomic and political challenges. During this time, the near collapse of formal marketing channels, as well as shortages and high prices of key agricultural inputs (fertilizers, seeds, crops and chemicals), resulted in steep drops in ...read more
11/06/2012
 - After a decade of economic decline, marked by hyperinflation, high unemployment rates and steep drops in agricultural production, Zimbabwe’s economy is beginning to bounce back. And with that, support for the country’s smallholder farmers – numbering over 1.5 million – is moving away from free handouts to more innovative, market-based approaches. ...read more
11/06/2012
 - Zimbabwe’s economy is starting to improve after a long period of economic decline from 2000 to 2008. The agriculture sector plays a key role in the country’s economic recovery, with about 70 percent of the population depending on agriculture for their livelihood. However, post-grain harvest losses remain a major concern ...read more
11/06/2012