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 - FAO STRATEGY The most urgent priority of FAO and all UN partners is stopping the epidemic and ending the tragic loss of life. Immediate action must also be taken to avoid a potential food security crisis. Therefore, FAO’s strategy focuses on supporting life-saving activities while also safeguarding food security, nutrition and ...read more
17/12/2014
 - STRATEGIC RESPONSE FAO’s main objective is to mitigate the negative impacts of EVD on food security and livelihoods in Guinea, and to contribute to lifesaving activities by stopping the spread of the disease to ensure a prompt return to agricultural production and awareness raising and income-generating activities. FAO’s response in Guinea builds ...read more
17/12/2014
 - STRATEGIC RESPONSE The most urgent concerns expressed by the women and men interviewed were the imminent threat of virus transmission and the revitalization of their livelihood activities, especially in regards to community savings and loans schemes. Communities have not been sufficiently educated on virus transmission, which prevents them from continuing their ...read more
17/12/2014
 - STRATEGIC RESPONSE The Food Security and Nutrition Working Group – of which FAO supports the secretariat – recommends the following actions: (i) re-open key periodic markets under sanitary conditions; (ii) facilitate transportation of food commodities to market centres; (iii) encourage farmers and farmers’ groups to resume farming under safe conditions in ...read more
17/12/2014
 - HIGHLIGHTS The Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak, which has severely affected the country since the beginning of the year resulted in a serious shock to the agriculture and food sectors in 2014. The epidemic started to spread when crops were being planted and grew during the crop maintenance period and expanded ...read more
17/12/2014
 - HIGHLIGHTS The Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak, which has severely affected the country since the beginning of 2014, has seriously impacted on the agriculture and food sectors. The relatively high level of impact on food production, compared to Guinea and Sierra Leone, is primarily due to the much higher intensity of ...read more
17/12/2014
 - HIGHLIGHTS The Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak resulted in a serious shock to the agriculture and food sectors in 2014. The epidemic started spreading when crops were being planted and expanded during the crop maintenance and the critical harvesting period for the staple crops rice, maize and cassava. In Sierra Leone, the ...read more
17/12/2014
 - Durant la 3ème décade, les informations disponibles concernant la pluviosité étaient contradictoires : selon les estimations de FEWS-NET (figure 1), les pluies étaient abondantes dans la majeure partie de Madagascar avec une pluviosité variant de 10 à 40 mm dans les secteurs Est de l’Aire d’invasion Nord (AINE) et Nord de ...read more
17/12/2014
 - HIGHLIGHTS FAO is providing assistance in four critical areas of intervention, in support of over 157 600 families in the Philippines: Rice and corn farming – FAO has supported some 103 100 rice and corn farmers since December 2013. Livelihoods were restored rapidly, with big returns. This included, the distribution of certified ...read more
17/12/2014
 - Durant la 2ème décade d’octobre 2014 : selon les estimations de FEWS-NET, les pluies étaient abondantes dans la majeure partie de Madagascar. La pluviosité était inférieure à 40 mm dans l’Aire d’invasion Nord Sofia et Est et dans quelques localités de l’Aire d’invasion Centre-Ouest. Elle variait de 40 à 65 mm ...read more
16/12/2014
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