Typhoon Haiyan Philippines - Executive brief 01 October 2014

Typhoon Haiyan Philippines - Executive brief 01 October 2014
Oct 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • FAO is providing assistance in four critical areas of intervention, in support of 155 600 families in the Philippines:
    1. Rice and corn farming – FAO has supported some 100 000 rice and corn farmers since December 2013. Livelihoods were restored rapidly, with big returns. For example, the rice seed distributed by FAO to more than the targeted 44 000 farming households, in time for the December/January planting season, yielded enough rice to: feed over 740 000 people for a year; generate vital income; and save seed for the next planting season.
    2. Fisheries and coastal communities – FAO is providing 20 100 small-scale fishers with livelihood inputs, technical guidance and trainings on aquaculture, post-harvest processing and hybrid boats.
    3. Coconut-based farming systems – FAO is helping 32 500 small-scale coconut farmers build alternative livelihoods and providing 3 000 upland farmers with seedlings and training to rehabilitate agroforestry systems.
    4. Coastal/mangrove forest rehabilitation – FAO is promoting the natural regeneration of coastal ecosystems and the recovery and protection of related livelihoods by distributing seeds and planting materials.
  • Resilience building is a key part of FAO’s ongoing interventions, complementing efforts to meet the urgent needs of farmers whose seed stocks were lost or damaged by the the Typhoon Haiyan.
  • FAO has mobilized over USD 39.7 million – more than 100 percent of the funds appealed for under Typhoon Haiyan Strategic Response Plan. Contributors include: Central Emergency Response Fund, European Commission Directorate-General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection, FAO and the Governments of Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.