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 - 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
 - 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
 - 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
 - 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
 - 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
 - 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
 - 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
 - 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
 - The FAO/WFP Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission (CFSAM) visited the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) at the request of the Government, from 27 September to 11 October 2013. Highlights: In the DPR Korea, despite a small reduction in planted area, overall crop production in 2013/14 is estimated to increase by ...read more
28/11/2013
 - 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