Food Security & Agriculture

Key points

  • A major drought occurred in late 2017, early 2018 in the Pampas of central-eastern Argentina, a major world breadbasket. The drought was linked to a mild La Niña event and intraseasonal modes of atmospheric variability. Several locations in
GAR Special report on drought 2021 cover image

Droughts have deep, widespread and underestimated impacts on societies, ecosystems, and economies. They incur costs that are borne disproportionately by the most vulnerable people.  The extensive impacts of drought are consistently underreported even

Displacement
After Hurricanes Iota and Eta ripped through Central America in 2020, many were forced to flee with little more than the wet clothes on their backs, leaving their houses destroyed and even bodies of family members buried in thick mud. Instead of returning
SRSG Mami Mizutori
(Check against delivery) Statement by SRSG Mami Mizutori High-level launch of the 2021 edition of FAO’s report on The Impact of Disasters and Crises on Agriculture and Food Security 18 March 2021 FAO Director General, Dr Qu Dongyu, Distinguished guests
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Resilience can be created anywhere - even at the kitchen table.


In the documentary “Tsunami Ladies”, producers Emiliano Rodríguez Nuesch and Víctor Orellana show how the women fed neighbors and helped revive their local economies after the tsunamis

Panelists of  Second PRP webinar
Suva –Local wisdom, ownership and leadership are critical factors for effective humanitarian action in support of communities exposed and vulnerable to climate and disaster risk. Preparedness and response planning need to be more collaborative and
VII Regional Platform will be held in 2021
The Government of Jamaica, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) - Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean, and the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) are pleased to announce that the VII Regional
Cover of COVID19 Brief on social protection
This brief explores how countries in the region are leveraging social protection systems in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, highlighting the challenges and successes to date. It also draws attention to lessons from the region, including how to ensure social protection systems are in place before a shock occurs. It also explores financing options to expand social protection coverage, especially to help reduce disaster-related vulnerability.
Social protection through cash assistance in the Philippines
BANGKOK – The Asia-Pacific region can benefit from scaling-up investment in social protection to reduce the impact of the COVID-19 crisis, maintain social cohesion and reduce overall vulnerabilities. Those were some of the insights from a webinar

Brazil is not an exception to the increasing frequency and intensity of droughts in several countries. However, assessing the spatial and temporal identification of drought episodes is an extremely complex process. Drought indices are particularly useful