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 - Despite good food supplies overall, civil unrest in the Lake Chad basin and in northern Mali continues to negatively a ect the livingconditions of households in the region, resulting in a critical food and nutrition situation in parts of Burkina Faso, Chad, northern Mali, Mauritania, Niger, northern Nigeria and Senegal. ...read more
29/03/2017
 - Main findings The 2016-2017 agricultural campaign was globally satisfactory with a cereal production superior to the five-year average. Cereal production increased by 10% compared to the 2015-2016 campaign and by 17.5% compared to the five-year average. However, slight decreases in cereal production were registered in The Gambia (-12.4%), in Liberia (-7.5%) ...read more
29/03/2017
 - The FAO Horn of Africa Cross-Border Drought Response Plan outlines the urgent livelihood needs of drought-affected pastoral agropastoral households in vulnerable cross-border areas of Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan and Uganda, building from national response plans and including subregional response actions. To safeguard livelihoods and improve food security and nutrition, FAO ...read more
28/03/2017
 - L’invasion du Criquet migrateur malgache a commencé en avril 2012 dans un contexte où l’insécurité alimentaire et le taux de malnutrition étaient déjà élevés. Les cultures céréalières (principalement le riz) et les pâturages étaient sous la menace de dégâts majeurs à cause de cette invasion acridienne qui aurait pu avoir ...read more
28/03/2017
 - The world faces the largest food crises in 70 years, with more than 10 million people in four countries — northeastern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen — on the brink of famine, and a further 30 million severely food insecure. Famine has already been declared in parts of South Sudan, ...read more
27/03/2017
 - Despite widespread emergency response in Ethiopia’s agriculture sector last year to the El Niño-induced drought, humanitarian needs remain high in 2017. New threats to food security are emerging – including severe drought in southern and southeastern pastoral areas and a growing refugee crisis in Gambella Region. Livelihood recovery will remain ...read more
23/03/2017
 - Key points The number of people food insecure in the hardest-hit areas has decreased from 1 million to 400 000 people, according to the latest Emergency Food Security Assessment (EFSA), conducted by FAO, WFP and the National Commission on Food Security. In the departments of Sud and Grand’Anse, where immediate food ...read more
16/03/2017
 - 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. Within this ...read more
14/03/2017
 - The Emergency Livelihoods Response Plan (ELRP) is a tool that allows the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to scale up its response in Yemen to prevent the already dramatic levels of food insecurity and malnutrition from worsening. The ELRP sets out the key emergency agricultural livelihoods ...read more
14/03/2017
 - Highlights Famine was declared in two counties (Leer and Mayendit) with a risk of famine in a further two (Koch and Panyijiar). The Government made the declaration on 20 February 2017, based on the latest Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) analysis. 4.9 million People are severely food insecure (IPC Phases 3, ...read more
28/02/2017