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Resource Partners
10 Nov 2015
Zimbabwe’s efforts to address the root causes of poverty and food insecurity and build resilience against climate change are being supported by means of a four-year USD 48 million (GBP 30 million) initiative made possible through a partnership between the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development’s (DFID) and FAO.  Running through 2017, the Zimbabwe Livelihoods and Food Security Programme (LFSP) is expected to reduce poverty for nearly 300 000 smallholder farmers through climate-smart farming practices increasing agricultural productivity, and initiatives improving farmers’ access to markets.  FAO is responsible for leading the preparation of the programme’s implementation during an inception phase, including coordination...
South-south Cooperation
30 Sep 2015
Despite Latin America’s recent success in reducing the number of people affected by hunger by 24 percent, over 49 million people still go hungry every day. The region produces enough food, however, poverty prohibits people’s access to nutritious meals. Children in particular are severely affected, as inadequate nutrition not only results in poor health; it reduces their life prospects in the long-term. Hunger decreases children’s cognitive performance, participation and often results in absenteeism... Read more!
South-south Cooperation
22 Sep 2015
Sharing best practices to ensure increased crop production while safeguarding the environment in Southern Africa
In Southern Africa, smallholder agricultural production remains low, leaving farmers unable to meet household and national food requirements. Low production levels, particularly for cereal crops, are largely the result of erratic and unreliable rainfall rates and the failure of agricultural techniques to mitigate such conditions. Compounded by farmers’ inefficient use of agricultural resources (use of labour, soil supplements and rain water) current farming methods often contribute to soil degradation. Other factors include the limited use of improved seed and fertilizers, and inadequate agricultural extension systems. Increasing productivity in the face of climate variability is central to strengthening the resilience of...
Private Sector
20 Jul 2015
20/07/2015 - Kuehne Foundation and FAO signed an agreement last year to cooperate in supporting rural livelihoods through improved logistics. The combined capacities of both organizations increase the impact of their respective efforts to reduce food losses and waste. Kuehne Foundation and FAO are working together to respond to the increasing amount of crises and emergencies to increase the resilience of livelihoods from disasters. Martin Willhaus, Managing director from Kuehne Foundation reflects on the results of the partnership so far and the importance of boosting public-private partnerships as FAO is doing. Why is enhancing logistics in the agro-food systems so important for...
South-south Cooperation
12 May 2015
Tapping ancient Chinese know-how
Agricultural production and productivity in sub-Saharan Africa remain significantly lower than the global average. There is an urgent need to address the production gap and enhance the adaptive capacity of Africa’s agricultural landscapes, considering the rapidly growing population and changing climate. Interest in enhancing sustainable rice and aquaculture productivity across the continent is at an all-time high. 
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