livelihoods

How to build Safe Roofs with Corrugated Galvanised Iron (CGI) Sheeting

Corrugated Galvanized Iron or Steel (CGI or CGS) sheets are at present the best known, most widely available low-cost roof covering material. There is an enormous variety of qualities of CGI sheets on the market, greatly varying in the different regions of the world. This manual aims to give guidance on how to choose the […]

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Plecostumus: alternative family income and livelihood – Flood Resilience

The communities in the municipality of Jonuta (Tabasco, Mexico), have been coached in how to use the Plecostomus as a food source. The money generated in wages and from sales of Plecostomus have increased family incomes and improved local subsistence practices. The Flood Resilience Alliance (2013 -2017) is a five-year partnership that set out to develop

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The impact of disasters and crises on agriculture and food security 2017

In 2015 FAO issued its first report on The Impact of Disasters on Agriculture and Food Security, exploring the negative effects of naturally-induced and climate-related disasters ona agriculture. Against the backdrop of increasingly pressing challenges, FAO has now expanded the report’s scope. The 2017 edition takes into consideration all threats facing agriculture today – from

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Finding Economic Opportunity in the City

This report looks at International Rescue Committe’s (IRC) experiences in cash assistance and livelihoods programming in Lebanon and Jordan in the context of the Syrian regional response. It explores opportunities and challenges inherent to cash and livelihoods programming, identifying good practices and ways to integrate other relevant sectors in order to produce better outcomes for

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Creating Economic Opportunities in Northern Belize

  In 2015, the Belize Red Cross, with support from the American Red Cross, provided initial support to 38 beneficiaries, working with them to diversify community income sources. Grants included support in agriculture and micro-enterprise development, among others. Eight months later, program participants explained how the resulting economic benefits have influenced their livelihoods and that

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Conoce los participantes del programa Oportunidades de Beneficio Económico en Belice

  Las comunidades al norte de Belice poseen fuentes de ingresos económicos bastante limitados, enfocados principalmente en la industria de la caña de azúcar y en algunas ocasiones la pesca de mar o río. La Cruz Roja Americana trabaja en conjunto con la Cruz Roja de Belice para diversificar los métodos de ingreso en estas

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Get to Know Participants of the Economic Opportunities Benefit in Belize

  The villages in Northern Belize have a very narrow economic basis, mainly focused on the cane sugar industry and sometimes river or sea fishing. To ensure food and economic security, the Red Cross provides small grants and training to community members in a variety of topics. American Red Cross works together with the Belize

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