12 August 2016, Rome - Ethiopia has staved off the worst of El Niño's potential to devastate, but possible impacts of La Niña looming are large for the country. This is according to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization, which is calling for forty-five million dollars (USD) to help keep the Ethiopian agriculture sector on its feet. This latest call for support is based on a new humanitarian assessment that has been released for the country.
27 July 2016, Rome – With only a few weeks before land preparation begins for the next main cropping season, some 23 million people in Southern Africa urgently need support to produce enough food to feed themselves, according to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization. If assistance is secured now from donors this will curb the countries dependency on humanitarian assistance until mid-2018 says the agency.
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