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 - An analysis of the Harmonized Framework highlights minimal food insecurity in several areas in the region. However, between March and May 2015 ,4,749,000 persons are identified as being in crisis and emergency situation distributed in seventeen (17) areas in Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau, Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Sierra Leone and Chad. ...read more
10/04/2015
 - Diagnostic Durant la 2ème décade, les fortes pluies apportées par la tempête tropicale Chedza ont entraîné un engorgement des sols au niveau de certains bas-fonds et zones dépressionnaires dans l’Aire d’invasion et dans l’Aire grégarigène transitoire. La pluviosité restait favorable au développement du Criquet migrateur malgache dans les secteurs Nord et ...read more
09/04/2015
 - Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) is a highly contagious disease of sheep and goats caused by a Morbillivirus closely related to rinderpest virus and is considered to be one of the most damaging livestock diseases in Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Bearing in mind the strong negative impact that ...read more
08/04/2015
 - Diagnostic Durant la 1ère décade de janvier 2015, le compartiment Nord de l’Aire grégarigène a subi une pluviosité importante si bien que, dans certaines stations, les conditions pluviométriques devenaient excédentaires par rapport aux besoins du Criquet migrateur malgache solitaire. Par conséquent, une mortalité importante des oeufs est à envisager et les ...read more
07/04/2015
 - Peste des petits ruminants (PPR), a highly contagious viral disease affecting sheep and goats, causes a staggering USD 1.45 billion to USD 2.1 billion in losses each year. Since it was first identified in Côte d’Ivoire in 1942, PPR has spread to around 70 countries in Africa, the Middle East ...read more
01/04/2015
 - Situation Overview The political crisis in South Sudan has resulted in massive fighting among rival military and tribal groups since December 2013. This situation has caused countrywide insecurity, massive displacement of men, women and children and loss of livelihoods assets. Crisis-induced factors have worsened the situation of livestock-dependent populations and significantly ...read more
30/03/2015
 - Agriculture at increasing risk Agriculture is a source of livelihood for over 35 percent of the world’s population. Natural hazards and disasters – such as floods, drought, storms, earthquakes, landsides, tsunamis or wildfire – disproportionately affect the small-scale farmers, herders, fishers and forest dependent communities who generate over half of the ...read more
30/03/2015
 - FAO’s role and presence in Syria FAO is working with partners to strengthen food security and build the resilience of households, communities and institutions in Syria and neighbouring Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. By integrating relief and development activities, FAO’s resilience building efforts save livelihoods while helping communities lay the foundations ...read more
25/03/2015
 - FAO’s role and presence in Syria FAO is working with partners to strengthen food security and build the resilience of households, communities and institutions in Syria and neighbouring Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. By integrating relief and development activities, FAO’s resilience building efforts save livelihoods while helping communities lay the foundations ...read more
24/03/2015
 - Locust situation In February 2015, the tropical storm Fundi has severely hit almost the entire western side of the Island, the Mahafaly plateau and the peneplain having been less affected. The strong winds associated with the storm resulted in the geographical redistribution of the populations of the Malagasy Migratory Locust and ...read more
23/03/2015