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 - Background and purpose The impact of the 2015‒2016 El Niño weather phenomenon has been one of the most intense and widespread in the past one hundred years. The agriculture, food security and nutritional status of 60 million people around the globe is affected by El Niño-related droughts, floods and extreme hot ...read more
25/04/2016
 - Highlights FAO continues to support Government-led efforts to address and coordinate the response to food security and livelihood needs in the six districts most severely affected by the earthquakes: Dolakha, Dhading, Gorkha, Nuwakot, Rasuwa, and Sindhupalchowk. Since April 2015, FAO has reached close to 1.5 million people with agricultural inputs. Led by the ...read more
18/04/2016
 - Key messages Insecurity in Wau County is preventing farmers from preparing their lands in time for the coming rainy season. Without urgent support to increase access to necessary inputs, farmers and herders will remain extremely vulnerable to the devastating and compounding effects of conflict, climatic shocks and economic crisis. Soaring food prices, rapidly ...read more
18/04/2016
 - Key messages Without agriculture and livestock support, many farmers and herders won’t be able to secure food and income and will remain extremely vulnerable to the effects of the conflict and economic crisis. Assessments conducted by the Food Security Cluster – co-led by FAO and WFP – indicate an alarming deterioration of ...read more
15/04/2016
 - Key messages Damage to crops and livestock is estimated at USD 104 million, while damages to fisheries (not yet fully assessed) arealso critical. With much of the country relying on subsistence production to meet their food needs, restoring agricultureand fishery-based livelihoods is essential to avoid dependency on food aid in the ...read more
14/04/2016
 - As results of the heavy rains attributed to El-Niño event, since October 2015, more than 25 000 households have been directly affected by floods in six assessed regions of the United Republic of Tanzania namely Arusha, Dodoma, Mara, Morogoro, Mwanza, and Shinyanaga. This has had severe repercussion on the livelihood ...read more
14/04/2016
 - Key messages Humanitarian needs in Ethiopia have tripled since the beginning of 2015 as one of the strongest El Niño events on record has caused severe drought, leading to successive crop failures and widespread livestock deaths. Food insecurity and malnutrition rates remain high. Insufficient access to and availability of food has caused ...read more
13/04/2016
 - Highlights 13.5 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance, with the crisis now in its sixth year. 6.5 million people are displaced internally, and 4.8 million people are registered refugees in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. 8.7 million people are food insecure – half of the people remaining in Syria. In 2015, ...read more
13/04/2016
 - Featured Stories FAO and DA take agriculture disaster risk reduction to the next level Restoring livelihoods of typhoon-hit farmers in Central Luzon Pikit farmers acquire livelihood and disaster risk reduction skills Regional food security initiatives gain momentum in the Philippines Fisheries Improvement Plans adopted by 11 coastal communities FAO’s Typhoon Haiyan experience: Building back better means ...read more
11/04/2016
 - Diagnostic Durant la 1ère décade de janvier 2016, selon les relevés du Centre national antiacridien et au regard des besoins du Criquet migrateur malgache solitaire, la pluviosité était faible à moyenne dans l’Aire de multiplication initiale et l’Aire transitoire de multiplication, sauf dans le sud de l'Aire transitoire de multiplication Centre. ...read more
11/04/2016