Since 1990, Zambia has lost over 13% of its forest cover, among the highest deforestation rates in the world.
FAO has helped lagoon communities set up 26 fishery associations and supported improvement of 9 that already existed.
Farmers who planted their fields with quality seeds doubled their yields, which provided enough beans for more than 450 000 families.
Micro-finance helps female farmers improve their livelihoods.
CILSS constantly monitors the region, seeking ways to build resilience into the fragile ecosystem that provides livelihoods for millions.
FAO supported nine Caribbean countries in building agribusiness capacities, encouraging farmers to plan before putting seed in the ground.