Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is a specialized technical agency that leads international efforts to defeat hunger by working towards the alleviation of poverty and strengthening of livelihoods and food security.
FAO plays a key role in informing humanitarian response in Somalia through its information collection and analysis projects that provide essential information to enable both short-term emergency response and longer term strategic planning:
- Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit (FSNAU); and
- Somali Water and Land Information Management (SWALIM).
FAO leads the emergency-oriented Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Agriculture and Livelihoods Cluster for Somalia. FAO’s emergency interventions in Somalia aim at prevention, mitigation and response to natural disasters and the impact of conflict, while longer-term interventions focus on crops, livestock, fisheries, forestry and their interactions with the environment.