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 - In Mali, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is implementing the “Caisses de Résilience” approach with a strong focus on nutrition to support 3 000 vulnerable households in 64 villages in the Mopti region (district of Bandiagara). The three-year programme, launched in February 2015, aims to improve nutrition, the ...read more
03/02/2017
 - This introduction frames the entire series of guidance notes "Improving food security and nutrition in protracted crises – guidance to implement the CFS-FFA", providing background on protracted crises and the Framework for Action for Food Security and Nutrition in Protracted Crises (CFS-FFA) and also presenting the objectives of the series. ...read more
19/01/2017
 - Preventing animal disease and plant pest outbreaks and food safety incidents before they occur is essential to protecting the food chain. Most food chain crises are preventable with timely actions and the right investments. The Food Chain Crisis - Emergency Prevention System, known as FCC-EMPRES, is FAO’s approach to pursuing ...read more
18/01/2017
 - In Mali, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is currently experimenting the “productive transfers” approach (CASH+), implemented successfully in 2014 in other countries – including countries from West Africa. The 18-month programme combines unconditional cash transfers with the provision of in-kind livestock inputs (goats and animal feed) to ...read more
11/01/2017
 - In the Sahel, around 65 percent of the active population works in the agriculture sector and their livelihoods are therefore affected by climate change, markets and environmental factors. More than half of these are women. Recurring crises pose real concerns for the achievement of sustainable food and nutrition security in ...read more
23/12/2016
 - Le document s’adresse aux acteurs d’urgence pour l’inclusion de l’approche dans des actions/projets de relèvement rapide ainsi qu’aux acteurs du développement et de la protection sociale qui pourraient être intéressés pour compléter des actions de transfert monétaire avec un soutien productif aux moyens d’existence.
23/12/2016
 -  Livestock contributes 40 percent of the global value of agricultural input and supports the livelihoods and food security of almost 1.3 billion people. Half of the 800 million people living below USD 1.9/day depend on livestock, with both 95 percent of the extreme poor and 75 percent of all poor livestock keepers living ...read more
19/12/2016
 -  In protracted crises, the poorest face the greatest risk of being left behind. Social protection is recognized as a strategic approach to reduce poverty and enhance resilience and is a key principle within the CFS-FFA. FAO recognizes social protection’s role in prevention: minimizing negative coping strategies, while strengthening resilience capacity at national, subnational and ...read more
19/12/2016
 -  Land issues play a key but often overlooked role in protracted crises. Land must be understood not just as an asset but as a socio-ecological system. Natural hazards and armed conflicts exacerbate these tensions, leading to increased competition for resources, particularly when displacement is involved, with a significant impact on gender. Understanding cultural attitudes ...read more
19/12/2016
 -  Timely, reliable and demand-driven information is essential to dealing with protracted crises. In such contexts, information gaps and information fragmentation are the two major challenges, especially as food security is a multidimensional phenomenon. Food Security Information Systems led by Governments can overcome these challenges, ensuring integrated and coordinated efforts to provide policy-driven data, even ...read more
19/12/2016
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