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 - The information sheet describes the results achieved by the ‘Programme to improve national and regional locust management in Caucasus and Central Asia (CCA)’ established in 2011. The Programme is based on the key concepts of the locust preventive control strategy consisting of monitoring locust habitats. Early to detection of changes ...read more
27/09/2017
 - Members of PREGEC met in Conakry to discuss the progress of this year’s agro-pastoral campaign, the agricultural outlook and the food situation. In preparation for the campaign, governments and their partners made significant strides in helping farmers and pastoralists obtain agricultural inputs (seeds, fertilisers and pesticides) and veterinary materials (vaccines). ...read more
27/09/2017
 - Highlights Rapid response missions are ongoing in Haat, Jonglei and another being prepared for Ayod, Jonglei to take place in the second week of September. Seed fairs complete for the second planting season in Central Equatoria (Juba and Terekeka counties) and Western Equatoria (western region), targetinng 16 258 households. Direct distribution of livelihood ...read more
19/09/2017
 - The agriculture sector is vital to Iraq’s economy and has been the second largest contributor to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP). The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has escalated armed activities in the summer of 2014 at a particularly crucial time in the agricultural calendar, leading ...read more
11/09/2017
 - Highlights The ongoing lean season is contributing to a deterioration in food insecurity in northeastern Nigeria – in the three most affected states, the number of food insecure people increased from 4.7 million to 5.2 million people between March and June. While planted crops are generally benefiting from average rainfall across the ...read more
07/09/2017
 - This study offers a framework to better understand how addressing the specific priorities of men and women in nutrition and food interventions in conflict-affected contexts may shape peacebuilding processes and improve gender equality in the aftermath of violent conflicts.
06/09/2017
 - Au Sahel, les populations rurales dépendent en grande majorité de l’agriculture, secteur régulièrement affecté par les aléas climatiques. La production agricole, principalement basée sur l’agriculture pluviale et les systèmes extensifs d’élevage, reste fortement exposée aux risques climatiques. En particulier, les sécheresses récurrentes entraînent des déficits de production agricole et des ...read more
06/09/2017
 - Highlights Consecutive seasons of poor rainfall in southern and southeastern pastoral areas have driven increasing humanitarian needs. At USD 1.25 billion, Ethiopia’s Midyear Review of the 2017 HRD is among the largest humanitarian appeals in the world. A surge in food insecurity – now affecting 8.5 million people, up from 5.6 million in ...read more
30/08/2017
 - Highlights Food Security and Nutrition Monitoring System (FSNMS) Round 20 has been finalized in most areas; however, access challenges were noted in Ayod, Leer, Mayendit, Morobo, RagaandYei. Training of trainers for 50 farmer field schools (FFS) and junior farmer field and life schools (JFFLS) are taking place across Eastern Equatoria. Seed fairs and ...read more
28/08/2017
 - FAO’s Famine Prevention and Drought Response Plan is part of a wider humanitarian response involving UN, and international and local NGO partners to prevent a famine this year in Somalia. It complements WFP, UNICEF and other partners’ response plans to address the main dimensions of food and nutrition insecurity. FAO’s updated ...read more
21/08/2017