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Sustainable development cannot be achieved without resilient livelihoods. People around the world are increasingly exposed to natural hazards and crises – from drought, floods, earthquakes and disease epidemics to conflict, market shocks and complex, protracted crises. Worldwide, 75 percent of poor and food insecure people rely on agriculture and natural resources for their living. They are usually hardest hit by disasters.

FAO assists countries to increase the resilience of households, communities and institutions to more effectively prevent and cope with threats and disasters that impact agriculture, food security and nutrition [...read more]


 - This document presents the results of the resilience analysis of the Matam region in Senegal and gives policy indications based on them. The brief can be adopted as a baseline to critically review the different policies put in place with respect to resilience by the Government of Senegal and suggests better tailoring ...read more