11.01.2017

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The country's driest season - the Jilaal that begins in January- is expected to be even harsher than usual.  Some five million Somalis are food insecure through December 2016. 

Farming families in Ethiopia, meanwhile, are extremely vulnerable as they have not been able to recover from the 2015 El Nino-induced drought. Some 5.6 million people remain food insecure, while millions more depend on livestock herds that need to be protected and treated to improve milk and meat production. Here, too, better access to feed and water is critical.

The crop situation is relatively stable after the country completed the most widespread emergen-cy seed distribution in Ethiopia's history. FAO and more than 25 NGOs and agencies reached 1.5 million households with drought-resistant seeds. As a result of enabling farming families to grow their own food, the government and the humanitarian community saved close to USD 1 billion in emergency aid, underlining that investing in farmers is not only the right thing to do, but also the most cost-efficient. (FAO/ile)

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