Improving food security in sub-Saharan Africa by supporting the progressive reduction of tsetse-transmitted trypanosomosis
By supporting backyard poultry production in Rural Damascus and Homs, FAO facilitates access to fresh, nutrient–rich foods at household level.
The project has enabled women’s groups to access irrigable and fertile land and farm it in their own names.
In addition to boosting income, farmers who maintain GIAHS can leverage increased recognition to safeguard their way of life.
Since 2011, FAO with the support of AusAid, USAID and WSPA has been assisting the Government of Indonesia to rapidly control the deadly rabies virus on island of Bali through an innovative strategy centered on comprehensive mass dog vaccination.
FAO’s emergency response to Typhoon Haiyan ensured that affected rice farmers could plant in time for the December/January planting season, avoiding a potentially devastating food crisis