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Producer Organizations have a key role to play in improving social protection coverage in Africa

FAO knowledge exchange on extending social protection to rural households

We must not programme for farmers, but with farmers – this message was echoed by panelists and speakers throughout FAO’s recent Regional Knowledge Exchange webinar, Exploring the role of producer organizations in the extension of social protection to rural households (15 December 2021). The webinar was organized as part of…

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New interactive report shows Africa’s growing hunger crisis

Leaders of three regional agencies call for more action on agrifood systems transformation in the face of worsening hunger and malnutrition

A new, interactive digital report launched today shows that the number of hungry people in Africa continues to rise, spurred by conflict, climate change and economic slowdowns including those triggered by COVID-19. The African Union Commission (AUC), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and the UN Economic Commission…

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FAO sub-regional office for southern Africa sets 2022 implementation plan in motion

As the sub-regional office holds its 15th Multidisciplinary Team meeting

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) sub-regional office for southern Africa (SFS) is set to put its 2022 implementation plan in motion as it holds its 15th Multidisciplinary team (MDT) meeting for the Southern Africa sub-region. The SFS MDT meeting is an annual event which provides a…

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FAO urges Small Island Developing States in Africa to Urgently Accelerate the Transition to Climate-smart, Sustainable Agriculture

New study from FAO highlights lessons learnt and practical options as African SIDS face impacts of climate change

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) warns that urgent, transformative action is needed in Africa’s six Small Island Developing States (SIDS) due to poverty, vulnerability to temperature and rainfall variations, and the increased risk of prolonged droughts and floods caused by climate change. A new study by…

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Mainstreaming sustainable forest and land management to enhance ecosystem resilience for improved livelihoods in Zimbabwe

This initiative will support a cross-sector approach which will result in mainstreaming of sustainable forest and land management to enhance ecosystem

The process of land degradation negatively affects 3.2 billion people globally out of which 2 billion are located across dryland regions. Promoting and investing in healthy and vibrant drylands worldwide is therefore key to build back better and to promote a resilient world that fosters food security, biodiversity, addresses climate…

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Community Groups Showing the Way Forward to Making Africa’s Reliance on Charcoal and Firewood More Sustainable

Woodfuel use is rising with increasing energy needs: it is an urgent ecological, social, economic, policy and governance concern

Everyone needs energy to cook food for themselves and their families and to fend off the cold. But in Africa, many millions of people only have access to this by using the natural environment - forests amd woodlands- in the form of firewood and charcoal, rather than being able to…

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Developing Lesotho's first ever electronic Farmer Registry

The system will help the government to channel support to the intended farmers and inform future policies

It is a sunny afternoon in Berea, a district west of the capital Maseru. Ramokhitlane Matlapaneng, a data collector, is at ‘Me Letuka’s home to collect data of her household including, the names of all the family members, area of residence and the kind of farming they do - livestock…

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FAO delivers emergency fodder seeds to vulnerable livestock farmers in Lesotho

The high-quality animal fodder seeds will reach 1200 livestock farmers to restore their livelihoods

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), with financial support from the World Bank, is distributing emergency fodder seeds to vulnerable Lesotho livestock owners affected by COVID-19 pandemic. The intervention seeks to make a quick impact on about 1200 vulnerable farmers from wool sheds and livestock communities…

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FAO Subregional Coordinator for Southern Africa reaffirms the Organization’s commitment to meeting food security and livelihood needs in Mozambique

The FAO subregional mission to Mozambique took place against the backdrop of a complex humanitarian crisis in Cabo Delgado, which has left some 745 000 people internally displaced

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Sub-regional Coordinator for Southern Africa (SRC/SFS), Dr Patrice Talla, travelled to the Republic of Mozambique from 31 October 2021 to 7 November 2021 to reaffirm FAO’s commitment to supporting the Government of Mozambique in addressing the rising food insecurity and…

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Government of Tanzania to Improve Plant Health Surveillance with Support from EU and FAO

FAO is implementing the project in tandem with the Ministry of Agriculture

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in partnership with the European Union (EU) and the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania through the Ministry Agriculture are about to start a four-year project entitled: “Strengthening plant health services in Tanzania for enhanced food safety.” The project…