Yemen Emergency Livelihoods Response Plan: Support to agriculture-based livelihoods in Yemen, January – December 2017

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1. Overview

The Emergency Livelihoods Response Plan (ELRP) is a tool that allows the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to scale up its response in Yemen to prevent the already dramatic levels of food insecurity and malnutrition from worsening.

The ELRP sets out the key emergency agricultural livelihoods interventions to be implemented in Yemen, within the framework of the 2017 Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan.

The overall goal of the ELRP is to improve food and nutrition security, alleviate rural poverty, and enhance the country’s capacity to manage and respond to risks and threats in the agriculture sector through a resilience-based approach. In this regard, the plan reflects FAO’s strategic objective to increase livelihoods by helping countries to prepare for, manage, and respond to threats and crises.

The plan was prepared after an extensive analysis of the drivers of food and nutrition insecurity in Yemen, a thorough review of assessment reports, as well as discussions with FAO technical staff and local st akeholders.

Implementing the plan will require USD 48.4 million to support 431 985 households (3 million people) over a 12-month period, in the nine governorates1 with the most food and nutrition insecure people.