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 - 03/07/2017
This policy brief explores gaps and challenges related to managing recurrent climatic events that iteratively trigger agriculture and food insecurity disasters in eastern Africa. For over 40 years, natural hazards (mainly droughts, floods and landslides) have affected millions of people in the eastern Africa subregion. The impact of these hazards ...read more
 - 13/06/2017
Based on FAO’s work for over a decade, the Climate Change Strategy has been formulated to focus FAO’s work on climate change in light of these landmark decisions. Driven by the desire to best serve its Member States in achieving their commitments under the Paris Agreement and their priorities under ...read more
 - 16/01/2017
FAO’s Rapid Results Drought Response Plan addresses the most time-sensitive needs of rural families across Somalia. In 2016, Somalia’s two main rainy seasons were poor, both Gu (April-June) and Deyr (October-December). Drought has been declared across the country: from the north’s largely pastoral arid lands, down through the central and ...read more
 - 03/12/2016
Climate change is a growing threat to the agriculture sectors: crops, livestock, forestry, fisheries. The negative effects on agricultural production and livelihoods of farmers, foresters and fisher folk are already being felt in many places. They will only get worse overtime.
 - 09/11/2016
Men and women are impacted by disasters in different ways and often have distinct coping strategies. A gender-responsive approach to DRR planning means that gender-based differences and issues are considered in the design of the policy, strategy, plan or programme, and gender equality is promoted in its implementation. This note ...read more
 - 03/11/2016
This report aims to facilitate the use of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 5th Assessment Report (IPCC AR5) by those concerned with the fisheries and aquaculture sector and their dependent communities. The extensive information within the AR5 is condensed from the fisheries and aquaculture perspective and guiding links to ...read more
 - 03/11/2016
Billions of people around the world depend on fisheries and aquaculture for food, essential nutrients and livelihoods. The sector is already under stress from pollution, habitat degradation, overfishing and harmful practices; climate variability, climate change and ocean acidification represent additional threats to the sector and dependent communities. FAO and its partners ...read more
 - 16/10/2016
Africa is probably the most vulnerable continent to climate change and variability, because of the combination of its low adaptive capacity with particular eco-climatic and socio-economic conditions. Nevertheless it remains one of the regions less covered by climate change studies. African population mostly depends on the rural sector, mainly based ...read more
 - 10/10/2016
FAO is helping to reorient food and agricultural systems in countries most exposed to climate risks, with a clear focus on supporting smallholders. This booklet provides a summary of FAO’s holistic approach to the adaptation of agriculture.
 - 03/10/2016
End hunger, achieve food security and improve nutrition are at the heart of the sustainable development goals. The World has committed to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger by 2030. But climate change is undermining the livelihoods and food security of the rural poor, who constitute almost 80% of the world’s ...read more
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