Thursday, May 18, 2017

Supporting farmers in Peru recover from El Niño floods and landslides

FAO is working with the government of Peru to assist some 7,000 mostly small-scale farmers restore their capacity to produce crops and feed their families in the wake of heavy rains, floods and landslides that hit the country earlier this year.

The adverse conditions were caused by the "Coastal El Niño" phenomenon in January-March. In the worst-hit northern coastal areas of the country some 445 000 people - 59 percent of affected households - preliminary estimates indicate. Read More