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 - The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)’s stand-by partnerships (SBP) are an invaluable source of support for FAO in emergencies as well as in protracted crisis situations. SBPs (Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC/NORCAP), Danish Refugee Council (DRC), iMMAP, CANADEM, RedR Australia and DFID) contribute to FAO’s mandate not only through ...read more
28/04/2016
 - Overview The current 2015-2016 El Niño cycle has been one of the strongest on record and has had significant impacts on agricultural production and food security across the globe. At present, the agriculture, food security and nutritional status of 60 million people is affected by El Niño-related droughts, floods and extreme ...read more
25/04/2016
 - Highlights FAO continues to support Government-led efforts to address and coordinate the response to food security and livelihood needs in the six districts most severely affected by the earthquakes: Dolakha, Dhading, Gorkha, Nuwakot, Rasuwa, and Sindhupalchowk. Since April 2015, FAO has reached close to 1.5 million people with agricultural inputs. Led by the ...read more
18/04/2016
 - Key messages Insecurity in Wau County is preventing farmers from preparing their lands in time for the coming rainy season. Without urgent support to increase access to necessary inputs, farmers and herders will remain extremely vulnerable to the devastating and compounding effects of conflict, climatic shocks and economic crisis. Soaring food prices, rapidly ...read more
18/04/2016
 - Key messages Without agriculture and livestock support, many farmers and herders won’t be able to secure food and income and will remain extremely vulnerable to the effects of the conflict and economic crisis. Assessments conducted by the Food Security Cluster – co-led by FAO and WFP – indicate an alarming deterioration of ...read more
15/04/2016
 - Key messages Damage to crops and livestock is estimated at USD 104 million, while damages to fisheries (not yet fully assessed) arealso critical. With much of the country relying on subsistence production to meet their food needs, restoring agricultureand fishery-based livelihoods is essential to avoid dependency on food aid in the ...read more
14/04/2016
 - As results of the heavy rains attributed to El-Niño event, since October 2015, more than 25 000 households have been directly affected by floods in six assessed regions of the United Republic of Tanzania namely Arusha, Dodoma, Mara, Morogoro, Mwanza, and Shinyanaga. This has had severe repercussion on the livelihood ...read more
14/04/2016
 - Key messages Humanitarian needs in Ethiopia have tripled since the beginning of 2015 as one of the strongest El Niño events on record has caused severe drought, leading to successive crop failures and widespread livestock deaths. Food insecurity and malnutrition rates remain high. Insufficient access to and availability of food has caused ...read more
13/04/2016
 - Highlights With a projected population of about 11.8 million people in mid-2016, the overall cereal deficit in January-December 2016 marketing year is estimated at about 380 000 tonnes, over 130 000 tonnes (54 percent) more than the deficit estimated for 2015. In late 2015, 49 percent of South Sudan’s population was food ...read more
07/04/2016
 - The flooding and devastation caused in Myanmar by Cyclone Komen in July-August last year has exacerbated food insecurity for poor rural communities living in Myanmar’s hardest-hit regions and highlighted their vulnerability to withstand similar emergencies in the future. An assessment mission conducted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN ...read more
07/04/2016
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