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 - When Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) swept through the central Philippines on 8 November 2013, the storm affected some 14.1 million people and caused more than USD 700 million in damage to the agriculture sector, severely threatening the country’s food security. The typhoon’s record intensity destroyed crop fields, orchards, fishing ...read more
09/12/2015
 - Featured Stories Climate-resilient tilapia farming seen to contribute to food security in the Philippines Strategic framework to guide FAO initiatives in Mindanao through 2020 International delegation observes DRR approaches in the Philippines FAO and DA work together to assist farmers affected by Typhoon Koppu Early warning system helps Aklan LGUs address malnutrition and food insecurity Two ...read more
03/12/2015
 - Lancement de la troisième et dernière campagne antiacridienne La troisième et dernière campagne antiacridienne (2015/16) du Programme triennal (2013-2016) de réponse à l’invasion acridienne mis en oeuvre par la FAO en partenariat avec le Ministère de l’agriculture de Madagascar a débuté le 26 août 2015 avec le départ en prospection terrestre ...read more
30/11/2015
 - Sustainable peace and unhindered humanitarian access remain key to ensuring the food security, nutrition and resilience of the people of South Sudan. Although crop harvesting is underway, the long-term effects of conflict, coupled with high food prices, erratic rainfall during the planting season in some areas, reduced livelihood options and ...read more
30/11/2015
 - Highlights FAO activated a Level 3 Emergency Response in Yemen on 14 July 2015 given the urgent need to scale up its response to the large-scale impacts of the crisis on food security and nutrition. A Humanitarian System-Wide Level-3 Emergency has been active since 1 July 2015. 14.4 million people – more ...read more
27/11/2015
 - This study assesses the impact of medium to large scale natural hazards and disasters on the agriculture sector and subsectors in developing countries between 2003 and 2013, focusing on direct physical damage and indirect economic losses. The findings of the study are expected to support national and international efforts to reduce ...read more
26/11/2015
 - Key points: Continued rainfall in the west of the region with the risk of post-harvest losses due to decay of harvested crops More than 300,000 people affected by floods in the region. Slight increase in the index of the FAO food price index. Deterioration of food security in the northern regions of Mali.
25/11/2015
 - Durant le mois de septembre 2015, la pluviosité était encore très faible (inférieure à 15 mm), voire nulle, dans la Grande-Île, sauf dans quelques localités de l’Aire transitoire de multiplication, où elle était faible (15 à 50 mm). Les feux de brousse continuaient dans les compartiments Centre de l’Aire d’invasion ...read more
25/11/2015
 - Dans ce numéro: Édito Combattre l'insécurité alimentaire au Sahel Cultures pérennes et sécurité alimentaire Jeunesse au travail JMA 2015 - « Focus sur la protection sociale et l’agriculture » Nutrition à Bandigara
24/11/2015
 -  Rift Valley fevere (RVF) is a zoonotic, viral, vector-borne disease representing a threat to human health, animal health and livestock production in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Near East and potentially Europe and the rest of the world. The impact of the disease on people’s livelihoods (socio-economic) and on trade (restrictions) can be ...read more
23/11/2015