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 - FAO’s role and presence in Syria FAO is working with partners to strengthen food security and build the resilience of households, communities and institutions in Syria and neighbouring Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. By integrating relief and development activities, FAO’s resilience building efforts save livelihoods while helping communities lay the foundations ...read more
24/03/2015
 - Locust situation In February 2015, the tropical storm Fundi has severely hit almost the entire western side of the Island, the Mahafaly plateau and the peneplain having been less affected. The strong winds associated with the storm resulted in the geographical redistribution of the populations of the Malagasy Migratory Locust and ...read more
23/03/2015
 - Highlights On 13 March, Tropical Cyclone Pam caused severe damage to agriculture (crops, fisheries, livestock and forestry)in Vanuatu’s six provinces, posing an immediate and long-term threat to food security. Tafea is the worst affected province, followed by Shefa, Penama, Malampa, Torba and Sanma. Around 80 percent of the population relies on agriculture ...read more
23/03/2015
 - An ongoing locust plague is threatening the livelihoods and food security of 13 million people in Madagascar. To address this major issue, the Ministry of Agriculture of Madagascar and FAO developed a “Three-year emergency Programme in response to the locust plague” comprising three successive locust campaigns (2013–2016).
19/03/2015
 - Key findings This brochure presents the preliminary findings of an FAO study on the impact of natural hazards and disasters on the agriculture sector and sub–sectors1 in developing countries. The core findings of the study are: The agriculture sector – including crops, livestock, fisheries and forestry – absorbs approximately 22 percent of the ...read more
17/03/2015
 - Overview In March 2014, the first Ebola virus disease (EVD) case was confirmed in Guinea and quickly spread to the neighbouring countries of Sierra Leone and Liberia. In September, the EVD outbreak was declared a global emergency by the UN assembly and national governments in the region, resulting in the implementation ...read more
16/03/2015
 - Latest situation 2.5 million people face Emergency and Crisis food insecurity between January and March 2015. Specifically, there are 3.9 million people in Phase 2 (Stressed), 1.6 million in Phase 3 (Crisis) and 900,000 in Phase 4 (Emergency). The ongoing conflict in South Sudan has led to massive displacement (about 1.5 ...read more
26/02/2015
 - FAO’S Response A major food crisis has been contained in 2014 thanks to timely donor support that has allowed emergency crop production support, saving families from a domino effect of continued losses, as well as preventing farmers from adopting negative coping strategies with long-term effects. Resilience building FAO and Non-governmental Organization (NGO) partners ...read more
24/02/2015
 - The Desert Locust (Schistocerca gregaria) is considered the most dangerous of all migratory pest species in the world. It threatens people’s livelihoods, food security, the environment and economic development. It can easily affect more than 65 of the world’s poorest countries. It can reproduce rapidly, migrate long distances and devastate crops ...read more
21/02/2015
 - L'Essentiel Malgré les bonnes perspectives de récoltes en Afrique de l’Ouest, les estimations de production céréalière au Sahel Ouest (Cap-Vert, Gambie, Guinée-Bissau, Sénégal) enregistrent une baisse de 32 pour cent par rapport à la moyenne quinquennale. Les prix des céréales sèches sont supérieurs à leurs moyennes quinquennales dans les localités où la ...read more
20/02/2015
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