Combating drought and desertification
United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund Project fact sheet: Emergency livelihood support to drought-affected communities in NamibiaPDF
In a bid to avert the devastating effects of the critical drought situation in Namibia, the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO), with financial support from the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), availed N$10 million to assist 3250 drought-stricken farming households in...
RECLIMA contributes to minimizing desertification and drought in El SalvadorVideo
El Salvador is part of the "Dry Corridor of Central America", which is considered one of the most vulnerable countries to climate risks in the world. Droughts and floods threaten the food security of vulnerable rural families
UNCCD capacity building training fair Georgetown (Guyana) 25–26 Jan 2019 – PresentationsWebsite
A series of e-learning courses on land degradation neutrality (LDN) including useful case studies, gender and LDN, drought preparedness, and building resilience to sand and dust storms. Users need to register in order to access the material.
Handbook of drought indicators and indicesPDF
The purpose of this handbook is to cover some of the most commonly used drought indicators/indices that are being applied across drought-prone regions, with the goal of advancing monitoring, early warning and information delivery systems in support of risk-based drought management policies and...
A rapid review of effective financing for policy, implementation and partnerships addressing drought risksPDF
The present report was informed by the work of the Intergovernmental Working Group on Drought under the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), and its holistic approach with the other Rio Conventions, as well as the international sustainable development and disaster risk...
Climate Change and LandPDF
An IPCC Special Report on climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems
Proactive approaches to drought preparedness – Where are we now and where do we go from here?PDF
This paper presents current approaches to building proactive policies that support drought-stricken populations and activities, reduce vulnerability, and strengthen resilience to droughts. The paper analyses challenges and options for countries to adopt proactive drought preparedness policies,...
Drought in the Horn of Africa: Progress report on the rapid response and mitigation plan to avert a humanitarian catastrophePDF
This progress report details FAO’s work to mitigate the impact of the worst drought in 40 years on food security and livelihoods in the Horn of Africa in 2022. Partners have been generous, contributing USD 120 million towards FAO's Revised rapid response and mitigation plan to avert a...
Drought portal - Knowledge resources on integrated drought managementWebsite
The FAO Drought portal is a global knowledge-sharing platform to support countries and stakeholders in enhancing the resilience of agriculture and improving food security. The Drought portal builds on the Integrated Drought Management (IDM) approach, to foster the transition from crisis-led and...
Studies and reports
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