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KORE - Knowledge Sharing Platform on Resilience

Policy brief
03/07/2017
Agriculture is the mainstay of the Kenyan economy, contributing to approximately 26 percent of the annual Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Pastoralist and agricultural activities are dependent on rain for sustainability. Erratic rainfall has led to significant reduction in crop and [...]
28/06/2017
  The 2017 Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) “Drought Resilience Summit: Visioning a Transformational Agenda for the Next 5 Years” is a three-day event to be convened in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 28 – 30 June 2017. The Summit’s objectives is being planned: To [...]
22/06/2017
A severe drought in 2016 and early 2017 severely impacted the 2016/17 main maha harvest with 45 percent reduction in the production of paddy crop. An FAO/WFP Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission (CFSAM) visited Sri Lanka from 12 to 29 March 2017 [...]
Quarterly Global Report
08/06/2017
FAO estimates that 37 countries are in need of external assistance for food. Civil conflict continues to be a main driver of severe food insecurity, triggering famine in South Sudan and putting populations at high risk of [...]
05/06/2017
The Somalia Water and Land Information Management project (SWALIM) is one of the few UN development programmes to have information management as its primary mission, using technologies such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and remote sensing mapping and data collection with mobile [...]