Topic: Food Security

WMO Statement on the State of the Global Climate in 2018

The World Metereological Organization (WMO) marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the WMO Statement on the State of the Global Climate, which was first issued in 1194. The 2019 edition treating data for 2018 marks sustained international efforts dedicated to reporting on, analysing and understanding the year-to-year variations and long-term trends of a changing climate. Some …

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The impact of disasters on agriculture: Addressing the information gap

  In developing countries the agriculture sector absorbs 23 percent of the total damage and losses. Between 2005 and 2014, approximately USD 93 billion was lost in crop and livestock production due to natural hazards and disasters in developing countries.  The number and frequency of recorded natural disasters, along with the associated impact and damage …

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Solución: Asistencia Alimentaria para la Integración Social

  Ante los problemas de seguridad alimentaria en una zona rural, donde hay altos índices de malnutrición, desnutrición y pérdida de cosechas por incapacidad para almacenarlos, conservarlos, consumirlos y transportarlos, la Unidad Municipal Santander de la Cruz Roja Colombiana nos cuenta acerca de sus prácticas de solución.  Algunas de las palabras clave de esta experiencia …

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Asistencia Alimentaria para la Integración Social en Santander

Esta experiencia se desarrolla en Málaga, Santander, ubicada a 120 km de Bucaramanga, en Colombia, Unidad Médica de la Seccional. ORIGEN DE LA DIFICULTAD ENCONTRADA Problemas de seguridad alimentaria en una zona rural, donde existen altos índices de malnutrición, desnutrición y pérdida de cosechas por incapacidad para almacenarlos, conservarlos, consumirlos y transportarlos. Se elaboró una …

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Minimum Standards Commitments to gender and diversity in emergency programming.

This guidance presents Red Cross Red Crescent staff and volunteers with a set of Minimum Standards Commitments to gender and diversity in emergency programming. They are designed to assist in analysts of and response to distinct needs of females and males of all ages and backgrounds.  It introduces a four-point framework around which the Minimum …

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Integrating Climate Change into Market-based Development Programming

This brief focuses on a few components of Mercy Corps’ broader PRIME (Pastoralist Areas Resilience Improvement through Market Expansion) portfolio in Ethiopia, highlights lessons learned, and offers insights for other development programs that want to incorporate climate considerations, in particular programs focused on expansion of markets. This series of case studies are aimed to discover …

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