“Major investments in rural development and agriculture must be integral to peacebuilding efforts”, FAO's Director-General said in a visit to a project for pastoral resilience in the Sahel region, where FAO and the EU are partnering against hunger through strengthened food insecurity and supporting policy change.
The new version of the IPC Technical Manual, in addition to the IPC's Acute Food Insecurity scale, incorporates two new scales, measuring chronic food insecurity and acute malnutrition, and a new classification of the IPC Acute Food Insecurity scale's Phase 5, called ‘Famine Likely'.