Droughts

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  • How Farmers in Kenya Are Beating The Effects of Drought

    Christine Nthenya Mutua

    07/03/2017 — Droughts

    As the effects of drought continue stifling crop and livestock production across Kenya, some farmers in the worse affected areas have managed to beat this scourge. Having adopted small-scale dryland farming technologies, these farmers are

  • Herders In Kenya Expand Livelihoods To Cope With Drought

    Kenya Drought FFA Isiolo

    15/02/2017 — Droughts

    WFP is helping 650,000 food-insecure people living in the arid and semi-arid lands build resilience to drought. Together with partners, WFP is helping these families to build rural productive assets while transferring new production skills and

  • USAID Support Boosts Income For Malawian Farmers

    16/12/2016 — Droughts

    Using a contribution from USAID specifically for local maize purchase, WFP purchased 30 metric tons of maize directly from the Chigonthi Farmers Organization in mid-2016 which it then delivered to food-insecure households as part of its current

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  • 17/03/2017 — Droughts

    #FightingFamine - Somalia

    In February 2017, WFP reached almost a million people in Somalia using a combination of food distributions and digital cash cards that allow people to buy food in local markets-that’s more than twice the number of people reached in January. Close to 3 million people cannot meet their daily food requirements and require urgent humanitarian assistance, while another 3.3 million Somalis need livelihood support to keep from sliding into crisis. WFP is mobilizing air and other logistics assets to ensure a rapid and comprehensive response.

  • 14/10/2016 — Droughts SHOTLIST (PDF)

    WFP Marks World Food Day With Focus on Bold Partnerships that Spur Change (For the Media)

    ROME – To mark World Food Day on 16 October, the World Food Programme is highlighting the need for bold and constructive partnerships between governments, business and organizations that will create the requisite momentum towards achieving Zero Hunger and shaping a brighter future for millions of children. 

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