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 - Key points The various post-disaster assessments conducted by FAO, WFP and the National Commission on Food Security (CNSA) indicate that local production and livelihoods were strongly affected by the Hurricane Matthew and almost destroyed in Grand’Anse and Sud departments. In Sud all food crops (bean, yam, corn, cassava and millet) are ...read more
22/11/2016
 - Invasive alien species (IAS) have become a serious threat to the productivity of forest plantations in many parts of the world. In Zimbabwe, there are three new invasive insects species on Eucalyptus plantations - bronze bug, blue gum chalcid, and red gum lerp psyllid - that are presently causing devastating damages ...read more
21/11/2016
 - Key points The various post-disaster assessments conducted by FAO, WFP and the National Commission on Food Security (CNSA) indicate that local production and livelihoods were strongly affected by the Hurricane Matthew and almost destroyed in Grand’Anse and Sud departments. In the Sud all food crops (bean, yam, corn, cassava and millet) ...read more
17/11/2016
 - Highlights The economic situation in the Syrian Arab Republic further deteriorated over the past 12 months. Gross Domestic Product, which contracted by 5.3 percent in 2015, is forecast to further decline by 3.3 percent in 2016. Inflation in 2015 surged to about 38 percent reflecting general shortages and cuts in the ...read more
16/11/2016
 - On 3 and 4 October 2016, Category 4 Hurricane Matthew cut a path of destruction across the Republic of Haiti. Its devastating winds and heavy rainfall caused widespread and extensive damage in the southwest part of the country. The departments of Grand Anse, Sud, Sud-Est and Nippes were the most ...read more
15/11/2016
 - Key points An estimated 90 000 people were affected by El Niño (heavy rains, strong winds, floods and landslides) in late 2015 and early 2016, and now Burundi is experiencing late, irregular and insufficient rainfall. An estimated 10 000 households from Ruyigi, Kirundo, Cankuzo and Rutana are fleeing their homes due ...read more
15/11/2016
 - The Global Early Warning - Early Action System (EWEA) provides a forward-looking summary of major risks to agriculture and food security including their likelihood and the extent of their probable impact. It is a product of the analysis provided by existing FAO information and Early Warning systems (GIEWS, FCC-EMPRES, IPC) ...read more
31/10/2016
 - Situation overview The 2015/16 agricultural season in Southern Africa was the driest in 35 years. In a region where over 70 percent of the population is dependent on agriculture for their livelihoods, and following two, and in some cases three, consecutive years of drought, El Niño has had devastating impacts on ...read more
30/10/2016
 - The Cadre Harmonisé (CH) is a current regional framework aimed to prevent food crisis by quickly identifying affected populations and proffering appropriate measures to improve their food and nutrition security. This analysis used the food and nutrition security outcome indicators corroborated by relevant contributing factors to identify the food and ...read more
29/10/2016
 - Key points The Emergency Food Security Assessment (EFSA) conducted by FAO, WFP and the National Commission on Food Security (CNSA) indicates that local production and livelihoods were strongly affected by Hurricane Matthew and almost destroyed in Grande-Anse and Sud departments. With much of the country relying on subsistence production to meet their food needs, ...read more
28/10/2016