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 - 27/07/2017
Food security can be considered an outcome of resilience. From this perspective, a household can be considered resilient if it manages to recover from a shock and return to the previous level of food security that it held prior to the shock occurring. As such, exploring the nexus between resilience and ...read more
 - 27/07/2017
Why is action needed? Agriculture is the mainstay of the Kenyan economy, contributing to approximately 26 percent of the annual Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Pastoralist and agricultural activities are dependent on rain for sustainability. Erratic rainfall has led to significant reduction in crop and livestock production including Isiolo, Marsabit and Meru ...read more
 - 27/07/2017
Approximately 83 percent of the total area of the Republic of Kenya (Kenya) is classified as arid and semi-arid land (ASAL) with most agricultural and pastoralist activities depending on rain in order to be sustainable (Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries of Kenya (MALF, 2016). This makes the country vulnerable ...read more
 - 05/07/2017
Tras más de cincuenta años de conflicto armado interno, Colombia vive un momento de esperanza después de la firma del Acuerdo de Paz entre el gobierno colombiano y la guerrilla de las FARC-EP en noviembre de 2016. En este contexto, la Representación de la FAO en Colombia ha elaborado un “Marco ...read more
 - 25/05/2017
Why is action needed? Senegal is one of the poorest countries in the world but thanks to its political and social stability has experienced a higher economic growth compared to its neighboring countries. Senegalese population strongly relies on agriculture and livestock rearing activities: 46 percent of the workforce is employed in ...read more
 - 25/05/2017
The Republic of Senegal has experienced a higher economic growth with reference to other neighbour countries over the coast of West Africa, since its independence from France in 1960. However, in 2010, the country registered 46.7 percent of its population as being under the poverty line (WB, 2016). Moreover, the ...read more
 - 23/05/2017
The number and frequency of recorded natural disasters, along with the associated impact and damage to livelihoods and economies (local, national), are increasing significantly. Natural disasters often destroy critical agricultural assets and infrastructure, disrupting production cycles, trade flows and livelihoods means. This affects food security and causes additional disruptions throughout ...read more
 - 12/05/2017
Together with its partners, FAO works to increase the resilience of agricultural livelihoods at risk of disasters and crises. People with resilient livelihoods are better able to withstand damage, recover and adapt when disasters cannot be avoided. The increasing frequency and intensity of disasters caused by climate change reinforces the ...read more
 - 08/05/2017
The Sahel and West Africa is one of the world’s poorest, least developed and most food insecure regions, with the fastest growing population. On average, an estimated 20 million people face food insecurity every year during the lean season. Malnutrition rates are among the highest in the world, with 5.9 million children under the age ...read more
 - 05/04/2017
Une vision commune Suite aux élections présidentielles de février 2016, la République centrafricaine est retournée à l’ordre constitutionnel, après près de trois ans de conflits armés et d’une transition politique. En organisant des élections libres et démocratiques, les centrafricains ont tourné une page de leur histoire. La communauté internationale les a ...read more
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