Ukraine: Humanitarian response update - December 2022
This document provides an up-to-date summary of the humanitarian situation in Ukraine and the response of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on the ground.
Operationalizing pathways to sustaining peace in the context of Agenda 2030
Agriculture, natural resources, food security and nutrition can be sources of peace or conflict, crisis or recovery, tragedy or healing. Underpinning this is ensuring that the Organization’s projects and interventions are conflict-sensitive so that all stakeholders understand the dynamics of the diverse contexts in which FAO works.
South-South and triangular cooperation in agricultural development: FAO's experiences
This publication outlines key features of South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC) and how FAO has applied SSTC to the delivery of its mission. The case studies presented provide a window on how SSTC has contributed to alleviating hunger and malnutrition in countries across the global South and has helped build resilience in the face of climate change and other development challenges.
Ukraine: Humanitarian response update (21 July 2022)
FAO's revised Rapid Response Plan (RRP) requires USD 115.4 million to assist 979 320 people in rural areas through December 2022. To address the storage crisis, FAO has developed a Grain Storage Support Strategy, requiring an additional USD 50 million, as an extension of the RRP. As of 15 July...
FAO Strategy on Climate Change 2022 - 2031
FAO has developed the new Strategy on Climate Change through an inclusive and consultative process engaging FAO Members, FAO experts at headquarters and regional, subregional and country offices, and external partners.
The role of animal health in national climate commitments
This brief has been produced by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, in collaboration with the Global Dairy Platform (GDP) and the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA) and with the financial support of the New Zealand Government. FAO was approached by GDP and...
Note on the impact of the war on food security in Ukraine
As part of its response to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is issuing a series of quarterly updates on the impact of the war on agriculture and food security in the country. Drawing on recent surveys conducted by FAO and...
The State of Agricultural Commodity Markets 2022 – The geography of food and agricultural trade: Policy approaches for sustainable development
The State of Agricultural Commodity Markets 2022 (SOCO 2022) discusses how trade policies can address today’s challenges for sustainable development. Trade policies in food and agriculture should aim to safeguard global food security, address the trade-offs between economic and environmental objectives, and strengthen the resilience of the global agrifood system...
Drought in the Horn of Africa: Revised rapid response and mitigation plan to avert a humanitarian catastrophe
The Horn of Africa is facing the third severe La Niña‑induced drought episode in a decade, and the region is on the verge of a catastrophe if humanitarian assistance is not urgently scaled up and sustained. Drought is exacerbating the humanitarian situation in a region already facing high levels of...
Investing in carbon neutrality: Utopia or the new green wave? – Challenges and opportunities for agrifood systems
The world’s agrifood systems are on the frontlines of climate change, both as a cause and a victim. The agrifood sector is increasingly being targeted and curbing emissions is becoming a key global investment and policy theme. This report presents a comprehensive assessment of the key challenges and opportunities of...
Ukraine: Humanitarian response update (13 June 2022)
FAO's revised Rapid Response Plan was issued on 19 April, seeking USD 115.4 million to assist 979 320 people in rural areas through December. To date, FAO has raised USD 13.4 million. Further contributions are urgently needed to bolster agricultural production and provide support to vulnerable rural households. As of...
Ukraine: Data in Emergencies - Commercial farmer monitoring (23 March–14 April 2022)
In order to understand the impact of the war on the commercial agricultural sector in Ukraine, FAO is undertaking a series of monitoring surveys, targeting commercial grain producers across the country. This Data in Emergencies Monitoring (DIEM-Monitoring) summary shares the findings of the first survey conducted between March and April 2022. FAO established...
Ukraine Humanitarian Response Update (13 May 2022)
FAO’s revised Rapid Response Plan was issued on 19 April 2022, seeking USD 115.4 million to assist 979 320 people in rural areas through December. To date, FAO has raised USD 11 million. Further contributions are urgently needed to reach more people to maintain the spring cropping season and support the...
The State of the World’s Land and Water Resources for Food and Agriculture 2021 – Systems at breaking point
Satisfying the changing food habits and increased demand for food intensifies pressure on the world’s water, land and soil resources. However, agriculture bears great promise to alleviate these pressures and provide multiple opportunities to contribute to global goals. Sustainable agricultural practices lead to water saving, soil conservation, sustainable land management,...
The State of the World’s Forests 2022 – Forest pathways for green recovery and building inclusive, resilient and sustainable economies
The 2022 edition of The State of the World’s Forests (SOFO) explores the potential of three forest pathways for achieving green recovery and tackling multidimensional planetary crises, including climate change and biodiversity loss. The three interrelated pathways are halting deforestation and maintaining forests; restoring degraded lands and expanding agroforestry; and sustainably...
Ukraine: Rapid Response Plan, March–December 2022
The war in Ukraine that began on 24 February 2022 has led to large‑scale human suffering across all regions of the country. As the dynamics of the war continue to evolve, large portions of the population are affected by damage to critical infrastructure, lack of basic services and disruptions of...
Complementary Information Note: The impact of the war in Ukraine on rural labour markets
Since 2014, the armed conflict in the Eastern areas of Donetska and Luhanska has resulted in a humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, affecting the livelihoods of the people living in these areas. Rural households have also been affected particularly hard. The current war between Ukraine and the Russian Federation will pose additional...
Complementary Information Note: Gender-related impacts of the Ukraine Conflict
Since 2014, the ongoing conflict has been affecting people’s lives and driving humanitarian needs in eastern Ukraine, particularly in the Donbas region. The recent war in Ukraine is posing additional risks on civilians, particularly women and children, as is predicted to become the largest humanitarian emergency in Europe since World War...
24-hour Global Marathon for Sustainability – Food for Earth (2021)
The FAO elearning Academy together with Future Food Institute, organized the second edition of the 24-hour Global Digital Marathon for Sustainability entitled: “Food for Earth”, in 2021. The Marathon has proven to be an extremely powerful initiative to raise awareness among entrepreneurs, startups, scientists, journalists, young leaders, policymakers, general public,...
Technical Briefing to FAO Members: The impact of COVID-19 and the war in Ukraine on the outlook for food security and nutrition
In a technical briefing to FAO Members on the outlook for food security and nutrition on the heels of COVID-19 and the war in Ukraine, this presentation outlines the key market structures and country dependencies of importance in the current evolving scenario, as well as presents major risks to monitor...
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