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 - 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
16/09/2015
 - 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
14/09/2015
 - 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
03/09/2015
 - 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
03/09/2015
 - 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
01/09/2015
 - 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
26/08/2015
 - Highlights FAO continues to support Government-led efforts to address food security and livelihood needs in the six districts most severely 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 produce more food, protect existing food ...read more
25/08/2015
 - Diagnostic Durant la 2ème décade de juin 2015, la pluviosité diminuait par rapport à la décade précédente sauf dans le secteur Sud de l’Aire transitoire de multiplication où une augmentation localisée a été constatée. La pluviosité semblait être acceptable pour le développement du Criquet migrateur malgache dans le secteur Sud de ...read more
18/08/2015
 - Key Points The pastoral lean season continues despite improved rainfall in end of July 2015 in the pastoral zone.  The agricultural campaign is off to a slow start due to a persistent lack of rainfall in the Sahel.  The prolonged conflict and civil insecurity in Nigeria and Mali continue to cause population movements.  The FAO index ...read more
18/08/2015
 - The livestock crisis continues to deepen and spread in South Sudan. Last December, FAO warned of a “silent emergency” as the ongoing conflict and instability undermined the livelihoods of the country’s agropastoral communities. Today, continued massive displacement and recurrent insecurity, disrupted markets, reduced trade, soaring food prices and a widespread ...read more
17/08/2015