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Regional gender equality strategy for the Near East and North Africa 2017-2020

This Regional Gender Strategy is designed to enable FAO RNE officers and country officers in the region as well as development practitioners to respond to current regional priorities. As a complement to the FAO Gender Equality Policy, the regional gender strategy will promote coherence and improve efficiency of gender-sensitive programming. The strategy supports the development of easy and efficient approaches and methodologies to adequately address the needs of the different stakeholders and specific groups, particularly the most invisible and under-considered ones among women, men, youth as well as understand the different interactions or synergies. It is aligned with global FAO priorities and their incorporation of gender equality as a cross-cutting theme.

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Lake Chad Basin crisis - Response strategy (2017-2019)

In the past year, FAO scaled up its capacities and level of interventions to respond to the Lake Chad Basin crisis. In order to address food security and livelihoods-related needs on a larger scale and timeframe, the next relevant step is to provide FAO with a three year Resilience Strategy for the Lake Chad Basin – with focus on Northeast Nigeria. The document presents in a concise and comprehensive manner the impact of the crisis on food security and livelihoods in Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon and Chad. FAO’s twin-track approach is developed with emphasis on FAO’s strategic framework of intervention, including outcomes, outputs and cross-cutting priorities at the sub-regional level. Focus is also made on the country-specific plans of action.

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Water and fodder availability along livestock trade routes in the Horn of Africa: A baseline report

This report consolidates findings from previous activities by FAO and other stakeholders, and identifies in the four focus countries (Ethiopia, Sudan, Djibouti & Somalia): - the location and direction of the main livestock trade routes, - appropriate sites for rehabilitation & development of strategic livestock water sources, - good practices on fodder production and commercialization units as well as rehabilitation of natural rangelands in production areas and along the livestock export trade routes, and potential sites for replication/upscaling of these practices.

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Punjab & Sindh KHARIF Crop Mask

Land and crop statistics are fundamental to effective development planning in agriculture. The present study is Phase II of an annual cycle of monitoring and developing masks for seasonal crops in in Punjab and Sindh, begun with the publication "Punjab & Sindh RABI Crop Mask". Datasets reported in this publication are been collected through manual field techniques supported and well integrated by use of Remote Sensing platforms and GIS analysis.

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City Region Food Systems and Food Waste Management

This book describes the results of 13 case studies on city region food systems and food waste management. It provides lessons learned on the institutionalisation of city region food policies and programmes; provisioning of national and legal frameworks embedding city region food systems in broader legislation, on strengthening of coordination and collaboration across horizontal and vertical government levels, and on design of specific programmes and policies for sustainable city region food systems.

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E-agriculture in action

 This publication presents case studies in innovative use of emerging technologies to significantly improve the living standards of farming communities.

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