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 - Key messages Rural livelihoods are people’s best defence against famine. Interventions that reinforce rural livelihoods meet immediate food needs, mitigate displacement pressures, reduce the overall humanitarian burden and lay the groundwork for recovery. FAO is delivering large-scale, strategic combinations of assistance to rural people at high risk of hunger, providing them with ...read more
14/06/2017
 - Highlights 5.2 million people will face acute severe food insecurity in northeastern Nigeria (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States) during the next lean season (Cadre Harmonisé analysis released in March 2017) – immediate intervention is required to assist these populations. In 2017, FAO has requested USD 62 million under the Humanitarian Response Plan ...read more
12/06/2017
 - Highlights FAO Rapid Response Team plan to reach 83 440 households with direct distributions by the end of June Seed Fairs have finished in Lakes, NorthernBahrel-Ghazal, Western Bahrel Ghazal and Warrap; and are under completion in Upper Nile in time for the main planting season (June/July) Foot-and-mouth Disease outbreaks have been confirmed in ...read more
09/06/2017
 - Highlights The main planting season is underway in South Sudan and it is critical that farmers are able to safely access their fields for planting, weeding and harvesting. In 2016, despite the worsening security situation, South Sudan’s smallholder farmers produced over 825 000 tonnes of cereals, demonstrating that food production remains ...read more
31/05/2017
 - Highlights FAO South Sudan Rapid Response Team has carried out direct distributions to 1 200 HH in Mayenditand 1 500 HH in Leah Seed Fairs are currently ongoing, targeting 64 000 HH country-wide FAO has vaccinated 526 000 cattle and 371 000 shoats and treated 422 000 cattle and 343 000 shoats Foot-and-Mouth Disease ...read more
30/05/2017
 - Cash is disbursed to individuals and households that are living in poverty, food insecure and/or vulnerable to shocks and crises. Cash transfers can be unconditional or conditional.
17/05/2017
 - Input trade fairs are one-day temporary markets that provide farmers and pastoralists access to agricultural inputs and services through the exchange of vouchers.
17/05/2017
 - Rural men and women are provided with assistance in the form of vouchers that can be exchanged for agricultural inputs (e.g. seeds, fertilizers, livestock and animal feed) and/or services from selected suppliers.
17/05/2017
 - Cash+ are cash transfers that are combined with productive inputs and/or technical training and extension services to boost the livelihoods and productive capacities of poor, vulnerable men and women.
17/05/2017
 - Cash for work involves providing short-term employment opportunities to poor, vulnerable men and women. The main objectives are to: Provide income support, and  Build or rehabilitate community productive assets
17/05/2017