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15 Sep 2017 description
This year’s "The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World" warns that the long-term declining trend in undernourishment seems to have come to a halt and may have even reversed.
07 Sep 2017 description
Experts in water, sanitation and hygiene, engineers, medical, logistics, nutrition, child and social protection are coordinating their efforts in light of the impact of Hurricane Irma.
30 Aug 2017 description
UN agriculture chief calls Uganda's refugee model 'an example to the world' and urges greater funding to support refugees in producing food for themselves rather than relying on food aid.
30 Aug 2017 description
El programa Mesoamérica sin hambre ayuda a comunidades vulnerables en Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras y Panamá a aprovechar el agua de lluvia como fuente de agua potable y para el riego en épocas de sequía.
14 Aug 2017 description
As of August 2017, the overall number of people requiring emergency food assistance between August and December 2017 is 8.5 million of which 3.3 million reside in the Somali region.
14 Aug 2017 description
Between June 2016 and June 2017, the number of people in “emergency” and “crisis” levels of food insecurity (IPC Phase 4 and 3) – which precede “famine” levels – and requiring urgent food aid has risen to 7.7 million.
11 Aug 2017 description
Hunger is on the rise and with up to 2 million animals lost so far, FAO is focusing on providing emergency livestock support to the most vulnerable pastoralist communities.
03 Aug 2017 description
FAO has mobilized US$500,000 to scale up its response to drought-hit households in four most critical counties (Marsabit, Turkana, Mandera and Wajir), focusing on assistance to livestock owners.
02 Aug 2017 description
The programme will support 12,000 people in Kirkuk, Anbar, Salah al-Din and Ninewa governorates and will benefit local farmers, by enabling them to restart or expand farming activities.
27 Jul 2017 description
60% de la población indígena padece hambre. FAO ha articulado con el Ministerio Agropecuario de Panamá un proyecto para fortalecer la seguridad alimentaria y nutricional de estas comunidades.
20 Jul 2017 description
DPR Korea's crop production for 2017 has been severely damaged by prolonged dry weather conditions, with low rainfall levels affecting the planting of main season crops.
18 Jul 2017 description
New report estimates 6.9 million Syrians are still food insecure while another 5.6 million people are likely to become food insecure without the regular food assistance they receive every month.
14 Jul 2017 description
The third consecutive failed rainy season has seriously eroded families' resilience, and urgent and effective livelihood support is required. The most affected areas are in Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.
12 Jul 2017 description
Crop production last year already fell by 40 per cent compared with the pre-conflict average. This year, the harvest will be even lower due to poor rains, the FAO Director-General told the UN Security Council today.
07 Jul 2017 description
"The situation remains extremely dire," said FAO. "While we acknowledge progress, we cannot underestimate just how much remains to be done if we are to avert another famine declaration in 2017."
06 Jul 2017 description
Joint multi-year funding from Canada will help FAO, IFAD and WFP to build resilience and tackle food insecurity in parts of Somalia, Niger and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
04 Jul 2017 description
Agriculture accounts for more than 80 per cent of all freshwater withdrawals in the region. As more frequent and intense heat waves and reduced rainfall will curb growing seasons, there is a need for efficient water management practices.
03 Jul 2017 description
Almost 60 percent of the people suffering from hunger live in countries affected by conflict and climate change. FAO identifies 19 countries in a protracted crisis situation.
22 Jun 2017 description
Rice production is expected to drop by nearly 40 percent in 2017 and some 900,000 people are food insecure. Assisting farmers is critical to halt the growing food insecurity.
21 Jun 2017 description
Despite famine having eased, the situation remains dire as the number of people struggling to find enough food each day has grown to 6 million - up from 4.9 million in February.