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 - Responding to the occurrence of influenza A (H7N9) virus requires a wide array of disciplines. Unlike H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), H7N9 is a low pathogenic virus that does not cause any disease signs in infected birds. Consequently there is no signal from poultry of the zoonotic risk at ...read more
 - As the security situation gradually stabilizes, agriculture offers the most opportunities for economic growth, particularly among the youth and returnees who are seeking work and can engage in agricultural activities to rapidly generate an income, while contributing to rebuilding the country’s economy. FAO's response For the 2015 main agricultural campaign, FAO partnered ...read more
 - Central America is one of the regions most vulnerable to disaster risks due to its geographical location, high climate variability, exposure to extreme hazards and the institutional and socio-economic weaknesses of its population. Agriculture and food and nutrition security face multiple threats that can cause damage and disrupt regular weather ...read more
 - Highlights The rainfall situation has improved markedly in most parts of the region. However, some areas particularly the south of Benin, Ghana and Togo, northwest Mali, central Mauritania, northeast Niger and northwest Chad still experiencing rainfall deficits. Livestock remains affected by the long lean period especially in areas that have experienced delayed ...read more
 - The Peace Agreement has been signed, but its impact on the conflict and economic situation is difficult to foresee. Displaced populations in southern Unity State remain cut-off from humanitarian assistance, while other areas of South Sudan have seen heightened tensions in recent weeks. Deteriorating macro-economic conditions have driven a sharp ...read more
 - Déclin de l’invasion acridienne La deuxième campagne antiacridienne du Programme triennal de réponse à l’invasion acridienne, élaboré conjointement par le Ministère de l’agriculture (Minagri) et l’Organisation des Nations Unies pour l’alimentation et l’agriculture (FAO), a atteint son objectif : le déclin de l’invasion acridienne à Madagascar est désormais confirmé. Par ailleurs, ...read more
 - Featured Stories: Asia-Pacific region achieves MDG hunger target, but millions still chronically hungry Three new projects launched to restore agricultural livelihoods and food security in Mindanao IPC chronic food security analysis of Mindanao Building more resilient farming communities after Typhoon Haiyan Partnerships: working together to improve food security
 - 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
 - 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
 - Highlights FAO continues to support Government-led efforts to address food security and livelihood needs in the six districts mostseverely affected by the earthquakes: Sindhupalchowk, Nuwakot, Dhading, Gorkha, Rasuwa, Dolakha. FAO has already reached more than 130 000 vulnerable households with emergency assistance, helping them to producemore food, protect existing food stores and ...read more
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