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Haiti and FAO

Strengthening food and nutrition security and enhancing rural incomes

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    Final Evaluation of the Project “Strengthening Climate Change Resilience and Disaster Risk Reduction in Agriculture to Improve Food Security in Haiti After the Earthquake”
    GCP/HAI/027/LDF- Project evaluation - Evaluation report
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    Over the past decade, the country of Haiti located in the Caribbean has been subjected to numerous natural disasters, including Hurricanes Isaac and Sandy in 2010. Implemented by FAO and funded by the LDF, the agricultural and livelihoods resilience project “Strengthening Climate Change Resilience and Disaster Risk Reduction in Agriculture to Improve Food Security in Haiti After the Earthquake” sought to restore livelihoods, introduce climate-smart agriculture techniques and rehabilitate damaged land and livelihoods. The final evaluation found solid gains made in the area of climate change adaptation, as the project took important steps to link emergency relief efforts. The project led to sustainable outcomes for increased resilience in terms of agricultural productivity, and incomes were increased due to improved production techniques. The project did not however have a sufficient exit strategy, and more work is needed to ensure the financial sustainability necessary to achieve long-term impact.
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    Climate Action for Agriculture: Strengthening the Engagement of Agriculture Sectors to Implement the Climate Change Elements of the 2030 Agenda in Asia and the Pacific 2018
    Climate change poses a systemic risk to the achievement of food security in Asia and the Pacific. In acknowledgement of this risk, member countries in the region have highlighted the agriculture and land sectors as key priorities for action under the Paris Agreement (SDG 13) and the Sendai Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction. Strategic engagement by Agriculture, Livestock, Forestry and Fishery Ministries in these international frameworks will enhance the capacity to finance and scale up measures to strengthen the climate resilience of food and agriculture systems. This paper provides a review of current knowledge on climate change risks to food security in the region and the opportunities and challenges for the agriculture and land sectors to play a more ambitious role in implementing the Paris Agreement and Sendai Framework. It discusses the potential benefits of strong, sector-based action in support of achievement of the SDG targets related to food security, as well as the potential contributions from strategic partnerships involving the private sector, civil society, South-South and triangular cooperation and development partners. The paper cites novel adaptation strategies, such as geographic indications - GI and Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems - GIAHS, that can help farmers increase resilience and provide a buffer against extreme climate events. Member countries are invited to provide guidance on how FAO can best support their efforts to address the needs and priorities of the agriculture sectors under the climate change-related elements of the 2030 Agenda and how FAO, through its Global Strategy and Regional Initiative on Climate Change, can best support member countries to plan and implement sector-specific action to address climate change risks to food security.
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    Brochure, flyer, fact-sheet
    Haiti | Humanitarian Response Plan 2019-2020
    FAO in the 2019 humanitarian appeals
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    In a context of economic fragility and socio-political tensions, the successive shocks that have recently affected Haiti – natural disasters, epidemics and population displacements – combined with structural weaknesses limiting access to basic services, have significantly aggravated the population’s chronic vulnerability, reducing their resilience while increasing the level of poverty. For 2019, FAO is appealing for USD 24 million to assist 384 500 people through livelihood support.

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