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 - The dry and cool season is coming to an end in Madagascar; temperatures started increasing during the last week of August but the weather and ecological conditions are still unsuitable for locust breeding. However, these higher air temperatures allowed remaining swarms to move more actively and for more hours every ...read more
12/09/2014
 - FAO's response Funds received to-date have enabled FAO to provide over 1.5 million people with vital crop, vegetable, fishing and animal health kits. In the coming months, FAO plans to continue distributing fishing kits to ensure year-round access to fish, focusing on reducing post-harvest losses and implementing appropriate measures to avoid ...read more
09/09/2014
 - HIGHLIGHTS FAO is providing assistance in four critical areas of intervention, in support of 154 500 families in the Philippines:1. Rice and corn farming – FAO has supported 99 000 rice and corn farmers since December 2013. Livelihoods were restored rapidly, with big returns. For example, 44 000 families receiving seed ...read more
09/09/2014
 - HIGHLIGHTS Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone are struggling to contain the world’s deadliest recorded outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). Some cases have also been reported in Nigeria and one case was reported in Senegal. The West African epidemic is thought to have started when the virus crossed over from ...read more
08/09/2014
 - In Liberia, the first ever outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) was reported in late March 2014 in Lofa County which is on the border with Guinea where the Ebola outbreak started in West Africa. Government and medical emergency partners quickly intervened and nearly eradicated the disease, and nothing ...read more
05/09/2014
 - En juin 2014, l’installation de la saison sèche et fraîche se confirmait dans l'ensemble du pays. Les strates herbeuses devenaient de plus en plus sèches en raison de l’insuffisance des réserves hydriques des sols des biotopes xérophiles et mésophiles. Dans l'Aire grégarigène, les populations diffuses entamaient leur regroupement dans les ...read more
05/09/2014
 - Highlights The events in the Central African Republic have left more than 2.5 million people in need of humanitarian assistance and displaced one out of five people; around 509 000 are still internally displaced (of a total population of 4.6 million), however displaced people, including returnees, are resuming agricultural activities thus contributing to food production. Localised security incidents ...read more
25/08/2014
 - Durant la 3ème décade, les estimations de FEWS-NET indiquaient que la plage optimale pluviométrique (POP) du Criquet migrateur malgache était atteinte sur le versant occidental, de Mahajanga (AIN-NO-S) à Ankazoabo (AMI-N). Dans les autres régions de la Grande-Île, la pluviosité restait faible, variant de 0 à 10 mm (figure 1). Ces ...read more
19/08/2014
 - Durant la 2ème décade de juin, les estimations de FEWS-NET indiquaient que la pluviosité variait de 4 à 40 mm sur une bande diagonale d’environ 250 km de large, d’Antsiranana (AINE) à Tsiroanomandidy (AIC-MO). Dans les autres régions de la Grande-Île, elle était inférieure à 4 mm (figure 1). Les relevés (CNA), ...read more
14/08/2014
 - Durant la 1ère décade de juin 2014, la pluviosité était nulle à très faible et donc hyper-déficitaire par rapport aux besoins du Criquet migrateur malgache dans toute la Grande-Île. Les relevés (CNA) effectués dans l’Aire grégarigène montraient cependant que la plage optimale pluviométrique était atteinte dans certaines localités des compartiments Centre et Sud ...read more
05/08/2014
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