FAO emergencies and resilience

Carpe data, carpe DIEM

How FAO's state-of-the-art data platform is speeding up emergency relief operations in Afghanistan and beyond

El Niño and La Niña: four crucial steps to build climate resilience

At UNGA-ECOSOC event, FAO Deputy Director-General emphasizes the key role of anticipatory action in protecting and equipping communities ahead of shocks

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...


In 2022, West Africa experienced some of the worst flooding on record. Millions lost their homes. Thousands lost their lives. The heavy rainfall destroyed crops on close to three million hectares of farmland and killed more than one million head of livestock in six countries alone.


In Ahangaran village of Bamiyan, water is vital for farmers. Traditional irrigation systems caused a severe water crisis. FAO rehabilitated 2,500 metres of irrigation canals, improving water supply for agriculture, households, and livestock.

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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.

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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.


Emergency assistance for post-earthquake and tsunami recovery through cash assistance in Central Sulawesi


The 2023–2024 El Niño is one of the five strongest on record, according to the World Meteorological Organization.


The Identification, Delivery and Empowerment Application (IDEA) is a digital ecosystem of applications developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to ensure the protection and secure management of beneficiary data, and delivery and tracking of assistance.