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FAO and UN Women: partnering for rural women and men in Pakistan

In 2010, severe flooding killed nearly 2 000 people in Pakistan and wiped out 1.6 million homes. Whole villages were submerged, and families lost not only their homes, but also their livestock and standing crops – 2.4 million hectares of soon-to-be-harvested crops were destroyed, and estimated agriculture losses stood at USD 5.1 billion.

Learning to be prepared: food preservation training for disaster-prone communities in Vanuatu

With El Niño following hard on the heels of Tropical Cyclone Pam in March 2015, subsistence farmer Ruta Bule faced a difficult recovery. “Cyclone Pam came and that was bad,” she explained. “The storm spoiled our gardens. But then El Niño came and that was even worse.”

“Now there is a difference”: a look at climate change adaptation in Uganda

A new video, released by FAO on the occasion of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP22), illustrates how men and women in rural Uganda are making climate change adaptation work for them.

Women in Kyrgyzstan receive dairy cows and agricultural machinery

Fifty-four pregnant “Ala-Tau” heifers were handed over to rural women in the region of Issyk-Kul last month.

Cooking up a SAFE solution: fuel-efficient stoves for displaced communities in South Sudan

“These days collecting firewood for cooking is not easy,” said Jersy Yata, in Lainya County, near Juba in the Republic of South Sudan. “Sometimes we will stay for days without food because there is no firewood to cook with.”
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