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Japan and FAO sign a project agreement for emergency assistance in Yemen

Feb 2019

Japan has contributed over $8 million (JPY 891,000,000) to back FAO’s work on enhancing food and nutrition security for the most vulnerable households in conflict-ridden Yemen, which is facing the world's largest humanitarian crisis. This will be achieved through the provision of crucial agricultural inputs and services, including the distribution of cereal and legumes seeds, restocking of livestock, and the rehabilitation of irrigation systems and other agricultural facilities, using “cash for work”.

These interventions will help food insecure households produce life-saving food and generate income as well as stimulate local economies through rural job creation. The two-year project aims to reach about 200 000 conflict-affected Yemenis. The funding agreement was signed today at FAO headquarters in Rome by Ambassador of Japan to Italy and Permanent Representative to FAO Keiichi Katakami and FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva.

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