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 - FAO is guided by international humanitarian, refugee and human rights law, including the right to adequate food. FAO has endorsed and encourages all responsible parties to follow the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement. FAO advocates a ‘twin track’ approach in displacement settings, aiming to save and support lives and livelihoods of ...read more
26/09/2013
 - FAO supports cash-based transfer (CT) programmes linked to agriculture and food security that promote markets and decent rural employment, and increase access to agricultural inputs, goods, services and essential infrastructure by rural populations. CTs should be embedded within an agriculture programme approach. The decision to use cashbased transfers in conjunction with, ...read more
26/09/2013
 - FAO is committed to placing accountability to people affected by disaster and conflict at the core of its emergency policy and practice, from preparedness and the onset of an emergency, through all phases of the programme cycle. Accountability to affected populations (AAP) is a people-centred approach, sensitive to the dignity of ...read more
26/09/2013
 - One of the main causes of food insecurity for farmers in rural areas is limited access to agricultural inputs. Therefore, one strategy to address the vulnerability of food-insecure farmers is to improve smallholder access to these inputs. To this end, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) ...read more
22/04/2013
 - An FAO/WFP Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission (CFSAM) visited South Sudan from 14 October to 16 November 2012 to estimate cereal production and assess the overall food security situation. Highlights: Generally favourable rains and no outbreaks of pests and diseases in 2012 in South Sudan, resulted in a net cereal production ...read more
22/02/2013
 - A joint FAO/WFP/CILSS/FEWSNet Mission visited the country from 22 October to 9 November 2012. Highlights: Despite flooding in parts of the Niger, adequate rainfall during the main cropping season together with improved distribution of key inputs, has resulted in a favourable cereal harvest in 2012.  Aggregate cereal production, estimated at over 5.1 million ...read more
04/02/2013
 - Barley crop calendar map in Syria, both irrigated and rainfed indicating the start day of the growing season as well as the length of growing.
25/10/2012
 - Wheat crop calendar map in Syria, both irrigated and rainfed indicating the start day of the growing season as well as the length of growing.
25/10/2012
 - Map of the livestock density in Syria.
25/10/2012
 - An FAO/WFP Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission (CFSAM) visited South Sudan from 16 October to 10 November 2011 to estimate cereal production and assess the food-security situation. Highlights: National cereal production in South Sudan in 2011, estimated at 562 600 tonnes, is about 19 and 25 percent below the previous year’s ...read more
08/02/2012