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 - Agriculture is the backbone of the economy in the United Republic of Tanzania. The sector contributes to about 30 percent of the gross domestic product, while supporting about 80 percent of rural livelihoods and producing about 95 percent of the country’s food requirements. However, small-scale production, which engages the majority ...read more
07/06/2019
 - In recent years, the number of people experiencing acute hunger has been persistently high. And 2018 was no exception. Some 113 million people in 53 countries were acutely hungry last year. For FAO, building resilient agriculture-based livelihoods and food systems is at the core of efforts to fight acute hunger and ...read more
23/05/2019
 - Le conflit survenue en République centrafricaine en mars 2013 a engendré une crise humanitaire sans précédent, ayant aggravé les niveaux de vulnérabilité de la population, déjà extrêmement élevés. Le secteur agricole dans son ensemble s’en est également trouvé profondément affecté. L’insécurité alimentaire s’est aggravée, les moyens d’existence des populations se sont ...read more
20/05/2019
 - La FAO et l’Union européenne tirent parti du Réseau mondial contre les crises alimentaires en consolidant les analyses de l’insécurité alimentaire et de la résilience, en investissant au niveau des pays afin de renforcer la résilience des moyens d’existence agricoles et en soutenant des politiques transformatives à l’échelle mondiale, régionale ...read more
15/05/2019
 - The Syrian Refugee Resilience Plan (SRRP) is the guiding document for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to support the Government of Turkey in addressing the needs of Syrian refugees in Turkey. The SRRP describes FAO’s strategy to: Address food insecurity and malnutrition of vulnerable Syrian refugee and host community ...read more
26/04/2019
 - This Strategy informs on FAO's efforts to increase the resilience of agricultural livelihoods to contribute to enhanced food security and nutrition in East Africa through multisectoral, multi-hazard and multistakeholder consultations and joint interventions. An inclusive consultative process with vulnerable communities and key stakeholders on resilience policies and approaches will be the ...read more
13/12/2018
 - This discussion paper examines the role of farmers’ seed systems in sustaining peace, with a focus on social cohesion as a pathway to positive local collective action. It is both important and timely considering the increasing concentration of hunger and undernutrition in countries in fragile situations and those affected by ...read more
26/10/2018
 - Southern Africa is subject to multiple, frequent, and compounded shocks and stressors that prevent communities from fully recovering from crises, thereby deepening their vulnerability. This vulnerability was particularly exposed during the El Niño-induced drought in 2015–2016: the worst in the region for 35 years, it devastated local food systems and ...read more
05/10/2018
 - Crisis-affected populations – including refugees, internally displaced and the communities hosting them – often have severely constrained access to fuel and energy for cooking, heating, lighting and powering. FAO is working with partners through the Safe Access to Fuel and Energy (SAFE) initiative to address energy needs during emergencies and ...read more
28/09/2018
 - New evidence in SOFI 2018 confirms a rise in world hunger: the number of people who suffer from hunger has been growing over the past three years, returning to levels from almost a decade ago. Multiple forms of malnutrition are evident in many countries: adult obesity is growing even as ...read more
11/09/2018
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