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SAVING LIVELIHOODS SAVES LIVES

2018 HIGHLIGHTS

SNAPSHOT FIGURES

Over25million people reached in 2018
Over60million livestock treated/vaccinated
Over42million USD distributed in cash and vouchers
Over7100professionals trained to prevent, detect and respond to disease threats

DID YOU KNOW?

Evidence shows
that applying disaster
risk reduction practices
sees returns 2.5X higher
than for usual
production practices.


The yields produced
are enough
to feed more than
24 000 people
in 1 year.

Helping pastoralists
become self-reliant
with productive livestock,
it is 100 times
more cost-effective
than giving them aid.


Animal health campaigns
help people hold onto
their assets and
render livestock
more productive.

With $2 008 from
avoided losses and
added benefits,
each family was able
to purchase food,
medicine, additional feed
and repay loans.


Cash interventions
are critical
to respond to shocks
and crises when
people can no longer
buy food or restore
their livelihoods.

Solar pumps are
ensuring water provision
for farming households
and helping to overcome
the lack and high costs
of fuel.


The rehabilitation of
agricultural infrastructure
has transformed about
20 000 ha of lands
from low production
to fruitful green lands.

CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED IN 2018

RESOURCE PARTNERS INVESTED IN

70
countries

10 COUNTRIES RECEIVED

58%
of these funds

INCREASE FROM LAST YEAR

45
USD million

increasing the resilience of rural livelihoods

“The cornerstone of the fight against hunger must be increasing the resilience of rural livelihoods to conflicts and the impacts of climate change.”


Jose Graziano Da Silva, FAO Director-General

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In recent years, the number of people experiencing
acute hunger
has been persistently high.
And 2018 was no exception. Some 113 million people in 53 countries were acutely hungry last year.

For FAO, building resilient agriculture-based livelihoods and food systems is at the core of efforts to fight acute hunger and avert food crises.

This publication offers an opportunity to reflect on some of
FAO’s achievements over the past year and identify
how we can do better in the future.

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