FAO emergencies and resilience

Sudan: Cereal production down by over 40 percent, likely exacerbating hunger

Director of the FAO Office of Emergencies and Resilience, Rein Paulsen, evaluates the food security situation on the ground and urges continued global...

Worsening hunger grips West and Central Africa amid persistent conflict and economic turmoil

 Nearly 55 million people in West and Central Africa will struggle to feed themselves in the June-August 2024 lean season, according to the March...

In times of crisis, every seed counts

As conflict rages across Sudan, agriculture – a key pillar of food and income – is jeopardized for millions of people. Yet, some farmers have held the line.


Discover Afghanistan's rural views in this engaging video, which showcases farmers' different perspectives.


The food security situation in Gaza is catastrophic; famine is imminent in the Northern Governorates and there is a risk of famine across the rest of the Gaza Strip, according to a new report published March 18 by the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) global initiative.

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Anticipatory action

FAO is forging a way for a faster, more effective humanitarian system by shifting from disaster response to anticipation.

Social protection

Worldwide, 80 percent of the extreme poor live in rural areas. Of these, 76 percent work in agriculture, and a great share of them relies on subsistence farming.