- 13/09/2017
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is conducting a comprehensive study across regions to assess the benefit from applying disaster risk reduction (DRR) good practices in agriculture. The study identify practices that help to reduce the vulnerability of households and communities to natural hazards. The study more
 - 12/09/2017
Climate change is predicted to have a marked effect on the agricultural sector in Eastern Africa. However, there is considerable potential to adapt to climate change. This can be done within the framework of the watershed management approach. There are compelling reasons for systematically integrating climate change adaptation and mitigation more
 - 13/08/2017
The eastern Africa sub-region has recurrently experienced climate-induced food insecurity crises. Their magnitude and frequency have been rising. To illustrate, the number of people affected by droughts has been multiplied seven folds, between the 1980 average decadal baseline and 2011. Floods and landslides also present rising impacts. To address the more
 - 10/08/2017
Despite widespread emergency response in Ethiopia’s agriculture sector last year to the El Niño-induced drought, humanitarian needs remain high in 2017. New threats to food security are emerging – including severe drought in southern and southeastern pastoral areas and a growing refugee crisis in Gambella Region. Livelihood recovery will remain more
 - 06/07/2017
The report assesses the occurrence and impacts of drought, the current policies underlying drought management as well as the mitigation measures and responses adopted in Central Asia and Turkey, with a focus on Agriculture Sector. It is part of a series of similar studies carried out in different regions and more
 - 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 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 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 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 more
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