UN meeting urges long-term development action for food security, safeguarding livelihoods
30 June 2016, Rome - Urgent action by the international community and governments in the Dry Corridor of Central America is essential to help build resilience, food security, and restore livelihoods damaged by drought and other extreme-weather effects of El Niño, United Nations leaders said today.
Food Security Snapshot - Planting activities affected by irregular rainfall at beginning of cropping season - Rice production increased by 11 percent in 2015 compared to previous year - Number of food insecure people estimated at about 22 400
Early prospects uncertain for 2016 cereal production
Food Security Snapshot - Early prospects for 2016 cereal production favourable - Cereal imports expected to remain at high levels in 2016/17 marketing year - Rice prices declined in June - Improved prospects for food security following peace accord agreement and cessation of hostilities between Government and FARC
Early prospects for 2016 cereal production favourable
The dashboard from the Food Security Sector is for April actuals for Sector Objective 1 in regards to food assistance and Sector Objectives 2 and 3 in regards to agriculture, livelihoods and services. The dashboard also has the response recorded in April by all partners who reported to the sector in the Hard to Reach and Besieged locations.
Furthermore, please also find Food Security Sector’s online interactive map showing April data for all sector objectives as well as June plans based on partners inputs.
Maps / Infographics
FAO has a clear mandate for, and comparative advantage in, supporting early warning and early action to protect food security and agriculture. The Organization already supports or directly manages a range of early warning systems at global, regional and national levels, which are key to resilience programming and has a substantial portfolio of work in supporting nationally led response and, where necessary, directly manages humanitarian and resilience interventions in this sector.
When? Thursday, 7 July 2016: 15.00-16.30 CEST (GMT+2)
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.
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.