FAO emergencies and resilience

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...

5 things you should know about how conflict in Sudan is devastating agriculture and people's food security

One year on from the start of the most recent hostilities in Sudan, here are five things to know about conflict’s devastating impact on agriculture...

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.

In focus
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.


In 2023, access to food emerged as the most pressing need for people in the Niger, where the impact of climate change and armed conflict continue to drive acute food insecurity.


Agriculture is an increasingly vital lifeline for people in Haiti. Rising insecurity and low harvests have pushed food prices up.


By the end of 2022, the Global Report on Food Crises recorded the highest-ever levels of acute food insecurity – affecting a quarter of a billion people in 53 countries – in spite of the highest ever levels of funding for humanitarian response.