- The regional consultation of the regional information system for Food Crisis Prevention and Management (PREGEC) in the Sahel and West Africa on the agricultural and food outlook was held from 17 to 19 September 2013 in Niamey, Niger.
- Madagascar est exposé aux catastrophes naturelles, notamment la sécheresse, les inondations, les cyclones et les crises acridiennes. L’invasion acridienne actuelle, qui a démarré en avril 2012 suite à deux années d’une recrudescence non enrayée faute de moyens suffisants, intervient dans un contexte où l’insécurité alimentaire et le taux de malnutrition ...read more
- Inside this issue:
Chinese foxtail millet shows promising results
Cereal Banks – a weapon in the fight against food scarcity in Karamoja
Planting trees offers multiple benefits to agro pastoralists
FAO and districts agree on Climate change project
Hunger costs Uganda Ugs 1.8 trillion per year
- Madagascar has been facing a plague of the Malagasy Migratory Locust since April 2012 that threatens the livelihoods of vulnerable rural populations in the country. Given the current threat to food security, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) conducted a mission to assess the actual and ...read more
After a late start, rains have allowed crops to develop
Prices remain high in the Sahel particularly in Niger, Nigeria, Benin, Mali and Burkina Faso
The lean season continues, and the poorest households face difficulties accessing adequate food
The Sahel crisis, with more than 11 million food insecure persons, has entered its peak with the lean season when poor households’ food stocks are exhausted and people face food shortages and high food prices until the next harvest.
The food security situation in northern Mali, northern Nigeria and neighbouring countries, ...read more
- Since April 2012, Madagascar has been facing a plague of the Malagasy Migratory Locust, that threatens the livelihoods of 13 million people in the country, nine million of whom earn a living from agriculture.
• Two-thirds of the country could be infested by September 2013. Findings from a damage assessment conducted in May 2013 indicate ...read more
Late start of the growing season due to the late onset of rains
Increasing number of refugees in Nigeria, of IDPs in Guinea and return of IDPs in Mali
Worrisome food situation in Guinea Bissau due to the failure of the cashew nut agricultural campaign
Unusually high millet prices in Niger