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 - Key points The latest IPC analysis (September 2018) indicates that the number of people severely food insecure has increased compared with the previous analysis (March 2018) ‒ from 1.6 to 1.9 million ‒ but is slightly lower than the projection for August 2018 (2 million), showing that despite the assistance provided ...read more
10/10/2018
 - Highlights Security has considerably improved in many parts of the Syrian Arab Republic, which is facilitating the return of IDPs to their respective places of origin. Crop production: Despite improved access to agricultural land in some areas, production of wheat and barley declined sharply in 2018 compared to the previous year due ...read more
09/10/2018
 - Available evidence indicates that pastoral destitution in Ethiopia is principally driven by feed and water scarcity. Feed resources ought to be considered in the broader perspective and not predominantly during emergency as is the case now. Feed inventory and balance is therefore requisite such that the country is aware of ...read more
05/10/2018
 - Southern Africa is subject to multiple, frequent, and compounded shocks and stressors that prevent communities from fully recovering from crises, thereby deepening their vulnerability. This vulnerability was particularly exposed during the El Niño-induced drought in 2015–2016: the worst in the region for 35 years, it devastated local food systems and ...read more
05/10/2018
 - Countries in the Sahel are among the most at risk of crises and disasters. Increasingly unpredictable weather patterns, frequent droughts and floods, and land degradation threaten the livelihoods of highly vulnerable communities. In the last decade, a spike in armed conflict and violence has exacerbated chronic needs, forced the displacement ...read more
05/10/2018
 - The Early Warning Early Action (EWEA) report on food security and agriculture is developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). It provides a quarterly forward-looking analysis of major disaster risks to food security and agriculture, specifically highlighting: potential new emergencies resulting from imminent disaster threats new developments ...read more
02/10/2018
 - Fall Armyworm (FAW) arrived in Namibia during the 2016/2017 cropping season, following several years of difficulties for the agricultural sector caused by recurrent droughts. However, during the 2016/2017 season, weather conditions were generally favourable throughout most of the country – excluding the western and the southern regions. In these western and ...read more
01/10/2018
 - There is a strong imperative to rebuild Iraq’s agriculture sector as it is a major provider of employment and income in rural and peri-urban areas. This will allow for the return of millions of internally displaced people (IDP) in Iraq to their areas of origin, following the retaking of Iraqi ...read more
01/10/2018
 - Crisis-affected populations – including refugees, internally displaced and the communities hosting them – often have severely constrained access to fuel and energy for cooking, heating, lighting and powering. FAO is working with partners through the Safe Access to Fuel and Energy (SAFE) initiative to address energy needs during emergencies and ...read more
28/09/2018
 - Highlights: FAO China ECTAD Office and the Veterinary Bureau of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) jointly organize the Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Video Launch Ceremony FAO China ECTAD attendance at the first meeting of the Technical Working Group (TWG) for the revision of the FAO Guide on Good Emergency Management ...read more
27/09/2018
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