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Meeting Our Goals. FAO's Programme for Gender Equality in Agriculture and Rural Development

Published: 2016
FAO recognizes the potential of rural women and men in achieving food security and nutrition and is committed to overcoming gender inequality, in line with the pledge to “leave no [...]

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Resilience Analysis in Sudan. A Policy Brief

Published: 2016
Since 1950s, Sudan has been intermittently devastated by civil wars and, in 2011, has split into two different nations, the Republic of Sudan (subject of the analysis) and the Republic [...]

Case study

Increasing the Resilience of Agricultural Livelihoods

Published: 2016
At FAO, increasing the resilience of agriculture-based livelihoods against threats and crises is a corporate priority. FAO’s resilience work is multisectoral, encompassing all aspects of agriculture: crops, livestock, fisheries, aquaculture, [...]

Report

2015–2016 El Niño - Early Action and Response for Agriculture, Food Security and Nutrition

Published: 2016
This report provides a global analysis of the El Niño-related disasters and their impact on agriculture, food security and nutrition.  Analysis in the report is divided between FAO high priority [...]

Tool

Characterization of the Agricultural Drought Prone Areas on a Global Scale. Using the FAO Agricultural Stress Index System (ASIS) to Enhance the Understanding of, and Boost Resilience to, Water Stress Conditions in Drought-Prone Areas

Published: 2016
Drought is one of the main causes of food insecurity. In 2011, the horn of Africa has faced the worst drought in 60 years. An estimated 12.4 million people suffered [...]

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Meeting Fuel and Energy Needs in Protracted Crises. The SAFE approach

Published: 2016
This note focuses on the topic of access to fuel and energy in protracted crises, and the possible solutions using the SAFE approach, illustrated by case studies from FAO's interventions [...]

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The Role of Social Protection in Protracted Crises. Enhancing the Resilience of the Most Vulnerable

Published: 2016
This note focuses on the topic of social protection in protracted crises, presenting some possible approaches and its contribution to food security and nutrition, illustrated by case studies from FAO [...]

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Nutrition in Protracted Crises. Breaking the Vicious Circle of Malnutrition

Published: 2016
This note focuses on the topic of nutrition in protracted crises. While malnutrition is one of the biggest challenges to development and human well-being in many countries, rates of malnutrition, [...]

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IPC Global Support Unit and Global Food Security Cluster. Guidance on Global Standards for Collaboration at Country Level

Published: 2016
The Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) is a set of standardized tools that aims at providing a "common currency" for classifying the severity and magnitude of food insecurity. The [...]

Issue paper

Social Protection in Protracted Crises, Humanitarian and Fragile Contexts. FAO’s Agenda for Action for Social Protection and Cash-Based Programmes

Published: 2016
FAO recognizes that scaling-up cash-based programming and risk-informed and shock-responsive social protection systems is a strategic priority in particular to improve food security and nutrition and protect households' assets as [...]