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 - Key points: The agricultural production is expected to be overall average to above-average in West Africa and the Sahel. Fodder deficits persist in the extreme North-East of Chad, the pastoral zone of Niger, Northern Senegal and the agro-pastoral zone of Mauritania. The Fall Armyworm continues to spread in the region, the situation remains ...read more
31/10/2017
 - This information sheet focuses on the work that the International Food Safety Authorities Network (INFOSAN) – a global network jointly managed by FAO and WHO – is doing to prevent, prepare, and respond to food safety events and emergencies. INFOSAN contributes to efficient prevention and control of cross-border spread of ...read more
31/10/2017
 -  Forced migration is a crisis centred in developing countries. At its root are the same ten conflicts which have accounted for the majority of the forcibly displaced every year since 1991, consistently hosted by about 15 countries – also overwhelmingly in the developing world. Most drivers of violence – and resulting cycles of ...read more
27/10/2017
 - FAO has taken and is taking several actions in response to Fall Armyworm: FAO projects: Technical Cooperation Programme (TCP) projects on FAW management are ongoing in Central Africa (Sao Tomé and Principe, since July 2016 and Democratic Republic of Congo, since March 2017). In response to the request of many countries, ...read more
24/10/2017
 - The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is experiencing a protracted humanitarian crisis. Extreme poverty, a fragile security context and intensified inter-community conflict have rendered communities increasingly vulnerable. 7.7 million people are facing crisis and emergency levels of food insecurity (phases 3 and 4), representing 11 percent of the rural ...read more
12/10/2017
 - Key points Insecurity in the Central African Republic has worsened. Clashes among various armed groups continue, particularly affecting the southeastern and northwestern areas, caused additional population displacements which bring the total number of IDPs to nearly 600 000. This has significantly increased humanitarian needs. Three consecutive years of reduced harvests, compounded by ...read more
11/10/2017
 - Highlights 8050 households reached through seed fairs in Yambio in August and September. Following the completion of post-planting assessments in August, harvest assessments are ongoing throughout the country, and finalized in Northern Bahr el Ghazal, Western Bahr el Ghazal and Warrap. FAO participated in the International Rabies Day through conducting a vaccination campaign ...read more
10/10/2017
 - Highlights: FAO China ECTAD attendance at the H7N9 activities review meeting FAO China ECTAD participating in the Second Regional Technical Consultation on Zoonotic Influenza Surveillance in Asia and the First Internal Consultation on Laboratory Capacity Building in Asia AO China ECTAD attendance at the First China & Asia-Pacific Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases ...read more
09/10/2017
 - The Global Early Warning - Early Action System (EWEA) report on food security and agriculture is developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) through its EWEA. The system aims to translate forecasts and early warnings into anticipatory action. This report specifically highlights: HIGH RISK: Yemen (risk of famine and spread of cholera), Democratic Republic of ...read more
06/10/2017
 - The paper discusses the role social protection can play in saving livelihoods while also enhancing the capacity of households to respond, cope and withstand threats and crises. It focuses on social protection’s role in protracted crises and fragile and humanitarian contexts, as well as discusses the importance of shock-response systems, ...read more
29/09/2017