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Joint visit of Heads of UN Rome-Based Agencies to Ethiopia
Description: In September 2017, the heads of the UN food agencies - FAO, IFAD and WFP - traveled together to Ethiopia to assess how to work closer together to eradicate hunger and poverty. With visits to the drought-hit Somali region and the more developed Tigray region, they examined how to narrow the gap between humanitarian and development investments to ensure people are more resilient to droughts and other climate shocks.
20 Sep 2017
Description: Months after Hurricane Matthew slammed into Haiti, affecting over 2 million people throughout the country, Haitians are still working hard to rebuild their communities before the next big storm hits.
08 Sep 2017
Description: A technical cooperation project between JICA and Kenya has crafted a unique approach: the Smallholder Horticulture Empowerment Promotion (SHEP). This approach addresses the motivation of farmers, and ensures their success in farming as a business. JICA is now promoting the SHEP Approach all over Africa.
08 Sep 2017
Description: This event, drawing on the World Food Programme's (WFP) 2017 global stocktake of food assistance, brings together voices from across academic, NGO and donor communities.
05 Sep 2017
Description: IOM Mauritania has been operating in the region since April 2013 following the massive influx of Malian refugees. The projects focuses on community stabilization of host populations and supporting M’Béra camp’s refugees.
24 Aug 2017
Description: Our INSPIRE project has helped 1,200 smallholder farmers diversify into indigenous chicken farming in the Manicaland province of Zimbabwe, improving their livelihoods.
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24 Aug 2017
Description: Mercy Corps, in partnership with USAID, is helping to improve food security for a half a million people in Karamoja, Uganda.
22 Aug 2017
Description: It tells a success story of a fish conservation zone in Phathalung, Thailand, that has helped improve fish stock and the livelihoods of fishing families.
08 Aug 2017
Description: This month's overview summarizes FEWS NET’s most forward-looking analysis of projected emergency food assistance needs in FEWS NET coverage countries, including East Africa, West Africa, Southern Africa, and Latin America and the Caribbean. The risk of famine remains high in parts of South Sudan, the Horn of Africa, Nigeria,, and Yemen where conflict is the main driver of food insecurity, while in other areas typical seasonal improvements in food security have reduced assistance needs.
We recently updated the 2017 food assistance needs map, and continuously provide updates on over 30 countries, all of which are available on www.fews.net.
11 Jul 2017
Description: Afghanistan is one of the world’s most vulnerable countries to climate change; including beautiful, mountainous Panjshir province.
The Panjshir valley starts about 2 hours’ drive from Kabul and winds north into the Hindu Kush. Isolated and poor, its 140,000 people, mostly farmers, get by on a string of small-scale farms by the side of the river or hacked into the mountainsides. Their lives have always been hard, but they are made even more difficult by desertification and regular floods.
Across Afghanistan, UNDP’s Climate Change Adaptation project staff work closely with vulnerable communities to identify exactly what their problems are and the best ways to solve them. They combine UNDP’s global expertise with their own local knowledge — and their passion for development.
“Dealing with climate change is very important,” says Sulaiman, UNDP’s Regional Manager for our Climate Change Adaptation project. “My staff in Panjshir think of their work as not just a job but also a service to these communities and our country in general.”
Read more about the US$10m project made possible by the Global Environment Facility-Least Developed Countries Fund. Being put into action by Afghanistan’s Ministry of Agriculture, with support from UNDP: https://medium.com/@UNDPaf/undp-and-climate-adaptation-in-panjshir-4d827d217376
11 Jul 2017
Description: Addressing the Migration Challenge: The Critical Roles of Agriculture and Rural Development”, a Conversation with José Graziano da Silva, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
The 2030 Agenda recognises that migrants can make important contributions to sustainable development. However, the current global migration crisis risks detracting from and derailing the many positive aspects of migration. Migrants may move to escape a range of distressing situations, from violence and conflict to poverty, climate change, and food insecurity. For the large number of migrants that move from rural areas, the underlying drivers of distress migration can stem from a lack of investment in agriculture and rural development. Advancing sustainable agriculture not only improves food security, but also creates resilient livelihoods, reduces conflict over natural resources, and addresses environmental degradation. Thus, ensuring agricultural development in rural areas plays an integral part in tackling distress migration and in harnessing the development potential of migration.
FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva joins UNU Policy Adviser Rebecca Brubaker for a conversation discussing the nexus between migration, agriculture, and rural development, particularly in light of the current global migration crisis.
About the speaker
José Graziano da Silva was elected Director-General of FAO in 2012, and is now serving in his second term. Prior to his current role, he headed the FAO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean from 2006 to 2011. Before joining FAO, Graziano da Silva served as the Brazilian Special Minister of Food Security and the Fight against Hunger, during which he led the design and implementation of the Zero Hunger (Fome Zero) programme. As an agronomist and academic, he has over 30 years of experience working in the field of food security, rural development, and agriculture issues.
Graziano da Silva holds a BA and MA from the University of São Paulo (Brazil), a doctorate from the State University of Campinas (Brazil), as well as post-doctorate degrees from University College London (United Kingdom) and the University of California, Santa Cruz (United States).
29 Jun 2017
Description: Ever since Flonira started growing tree tomatoes with an Oxfam-supported co-operative in Rwanda, life has never been the same. For one thing, she’s had the training she needed so she could grow in confidence and take on leadership positions. And the money she’s earned is enough to help her son make the most of a life-changing opportunity. Flonira’s proving that, when women are unlimited, anything is possible – including ending poverty.
16 Jun 2017