FAO's role in humanitarian contexts

FAO's role in humanitarian contexts
Feb 2018

Protecting livelihoods by providing emergency agricultural assistance from the onset of a crisis is crucial to save lives, while enabling people to produce food and earn an income. Rapid and efficient response to agricultural threats and emergencies saves lives, promotes recovery and reduces the gap between dependency on food assistance and self-reliance.

FAO helps people to: anticipate, prepare for and prevent crises; respond quickly and effectively when disaster does strike; invest in stronger recovery and resilient livelihoods.