SAVING LIVELIHOODS SAVES LIVES

2017 HIGHLIGHTS

CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED IN 2017

RESOURCE PARTNERS INVESTED IN

55
countries

FIGHTING FAMINE COUNTRIES RECEIVED

59%
of these funds

INCREASE FROM LAST YEAR

+30%

KEY ACHIEVEMENTS

Working in protracted crises

Displaced people built new livelihoods
Education improved pastoral livelihoods
Children grew nutritious food for themselves and their families
Communities shared natural resources peacefully
Alternative cooking fuel solutions provided in refugee crises
Vulnerable families accumulated, diversified and protected their assets
More than 2 million people received USD 42 million through cash transfers

Preparing for and responding to natural hazards

Early signs of drought were acted on to save livestock in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia
Buying livestock from drought-affected pastoralists saved herds and fed families
At-risk communities developed their own disaster preparedness and response plans
Resilience good practices strengthened livelihoods and improved food security
Typhoon-affected farmers and fishers resumed agricultural production

Responding to food chain crises

Community-based approach establishedto sustainably manage the fall armyworm in Africa
Animal health capacity increased in more than 30 countries
Global modelling helped to pre-empt disease outbreaks
Disease detection improved across Asia
Disease outbreaks rapidly controlled in 11 countries

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USD 535 million invested in 55 countries

 

FAO assists people to strengthen their livelihoods to withstand crises, which reduces humanitarian needs and costs by a significant margin.

 

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