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22 Feb 2017 description

I. FOOD SECURITY DASHBOARD (JANUARY – NOVEMBER 2016)

The Food Security Dashboard tracks and reports on food security situation and number of people reached with various food security interventions. During the period, Dashboard showed that 1,568,850 vulnerable persons were reached with different food security related activities or interventions.

The following are the breakdown of activities/interventions as per the three key FSS objectives of food assistance, livelihoods and agriculture production inputs, as detailed below:

22 Feb 2017 description

Natural hazards claim 1.35 million lives per year.

Over the past 20 years, typhoons, floods, droughts, earthquakes and other natural hazards have claimed 1.35 million lives and affected on average 218 million people per year. They also have devastating effects on socio-economic development with a global economic impact since 2005 surpassing USD 1.3 trillion, mostly in developing countries. If better preparedness planning was in place, time, money and lives could have been saved.

The international community underinvests in preparedness.

22 Feb 2017 description

February 17, 2017, Abuja- Buoyed by the prospect of restarting life through agricultural livelihoods, many internally displaced persons (IDPs) in North East Nigeria are returning to farms supported by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

Under the ongoing Restoring Agricultural Livelihoods of IDPs, Returnees and Vulnerable Host Families in North East Nigeria project, FAO is reaching 174 400 people with vegetable seeds and irrigation support for the dry season.

Maps / Infographics

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Jobs

7 entries found
15 Feb 2017 description
job Closing date: 27 Feb 2017 Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Position Title: National Consultant – Rural Women Economic Empowerment

Contract Type: Personal Service Agreement

Duty Station: Nairobi

Organizational Unit: FAO Representation Office in Kenya

Duration: 15 days when actually employed

Eligible Candidates: Kenyan nationals

Anticipated start date: April 2017

Background

15 Feb 2017 description
job Closing date: 06 Mar 2017 Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Position Title: Urban Food Systems Analyst

Contract Type: Personal Service Agreement

Duty Station: Nairobi

Organizational Unit: FAO Representation Office in Kenya

Duration: 10 months when actually employed

Eligible Candidates: Kenyan nationals

Anticipated start date: April 2017

Background

14 Feb 2017 description
job Closing date: 23 Feb 2017 Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Background

The Country Gender Assessment of the Agriculture and Rural Sector (CGA-ARS) is a requirement by the corporate CPF guidelines and mandated by the FAO’s Policy on Gender Equality. The CGA-ARS has the objective of revealing gender disparities in access to critical agriculture and rural resources, knowledge, opportunities and markets. There is evidence that these gender inequalities contribute to low agricultural productivity and food and nutrition insecurity.

The objectives of the CGA-ARS are to:

28 Jan 2017 description
job Closing date: 28 Feb 2017 Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

The Data Processing Assistant performs duties related to supporting situational analysis, monitoring and knowledge-generation assessments conducted to improve programme design and coordination, and ensure efficient implementation, tracking and timely reporting of results. He/she works under the direct supervision of the M&E Officer and receives supervisory support including close technical and procedural guidance and on-the-job learning and skills development.

Training

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29 Sep 2015 description

This short 35-minute module addresses the basic terms and concepts relating to food and nutrition, malnutrition, food security and livelihoods. By the end of this module, you will be able to define and differentiate these key concepts and understand the different situations that they encompass.

11 Mar 2015 description

One of the impacts of climate change is an increase in the incidence, severity and unpredictability of natural disasters. This e-learning course explains how livelihoods and tenure rights are affected by natural disasters, and illustrates how responsible governance of tenure of land, fisheries and forests can support a disaster management process through improved prevention, mitigation, preparedness, emergency response, and recovery and reconstruction.

Duration:

2 hours

Publication Date:

March 2015