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 - 01/08/2017
The Abyei Administrative Area (AAA) is a contested zone located on the central border between South Sudan and Sudan. Its status has remained unresolved since South Sudan seceded from Sudan in 2011, and the governments failed to agree on the border division. A United Nations peacekeeping mission, the United Nations Interim Security Force ...read more
 - 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
 - 23/07/2017
Tsetse-transmitted trypanosomosis is a lethal parasitic disease of humans and livestock. The disease severely limits mixed livestock–crop agriculture in over 10 million km2 of highly productive land in sub-Saharan Africa. Direct and indirect losses due to trypanosomosis are estimated in billions of dollars every year. The disease is often neglected ...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
 - 13/06/2017
This information sheet presents some key facts on an emerging threat to public health globally which can cause severe respiratory infections in humans: the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV). It also describes the One Health coordinating role of FAO in reducing the risk of MERS-CoV at the human-animal inter- ...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
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