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 - The current Malagasy Migratory Locust plague began in April 2012. Rice, other crops and pasture resources for livestock were at risk of considerable damage by the locust plague, which could have had a significant negative impact on domestic supply and grain prices. In view of the scale of the plague, it was estimated that ...read more
01/09/2015
 - Diagnostic Durant la 3ème décade de juin 2015, la pluviosité restait faible ou nulle sauf dans l'Aire transitoire de multiplication Sud où elle était voisine de la plage optimale pluviométrique du Criquet migrateur malgache. Le dessèchement du tapis végétal dans les biotopes xérophiles et mésophiles s'accentuait. Dans l’Aire grégarigène, les populations ...read more
26/08/2015
 - Diagnostic Durant la 2ème décade de juin 2015, la pluviosité diminuait par rapport à la décade précédente sauf dans le secteur Sud de l’Aire transitoire de multiplication où une augmentation localisée a été constatée. La pluviosité semblait être acceptable pour le développement du Criquet migrateur malgache dans le secteur Sud de ...read more
18/08/2015
 - Key Points The pastoral lean season continues despite improved rainfall in end of July 2015 in the pastoral zone.  The agricultural campaign is off to a slow start due to a persistent lack of rainfall in the Sahel.  The prolonged conflict and civil insecurity in Nigeria and Mali continue to cause population movements.  The FAO index ...read more
18/08/2015
 - The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) leads global efforts to end hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition. In South Sudan, this entails closely linking short-term crisis response activities with longer-term development actions with the goal of helping millions of South Sudanese farmers, fishers and livestock owners to build resilient livelihoods. FAO’s support ...read more
18/08/2015
 - The livestock crisis continues to deepen and spread in South Sudan. Last December, FAO warned of a “silent emergency” as the ongoing conflict and instability undermined the livelihoods of the country’s agropastoral communities. Today, continued massive displacement and recurrent insecurity, disrupted markets, reduced trade, soaring food prices and a widespread ...read more
17/08/2015
 - Diagnostic  Durant la 1ère décade de juin 2015, des pluies faibles ont concerné l’Aire transitoire de multiplication et l’Aire de densation Sud et vraisemblablement le Sud-Est de l'Aire d’invasion Centre. Toutefois, le dessèchement du tapis végétal se généralisait et était plus prononcé au niveau des biotopes xérophiles et mésophiles. Les populations ...read more
14/08/2015
 - Surveillance and early warning of animal disease outbreaks, including zoonotic diseases, with potential public health impact enables national authorities to advise at-risk populations. However, early detection and timely reporting of animal diseases from the field are a challenge in developing countries, where weak infrastructure, human resources, capacities and lack of ...read more
05/08/2015
 - Locusts and grasshoppers pose a serious threat to agriculture in Caucasus and Central Asia. In October 2011, FAO initiated the “Programme to improve national and regional locust management in Caucasus and Central Asia (CCA)” to safeguard food security and the livelihood of rural populations through reduction of locust outbreaks and ...read more
03/08/2015
 - HIGHLIGHTS  Although 40 percent lower than the pre-conflict levels, wheat production in 2015, estimated at 2.445 million tonnes, is significantly better than the very poor harvest of 2014 and slightly better than that of 2013. This is mainly due to seasonal rainfall in 2014/15 that was the best in many years ...read more
31/07/2015
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