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 - In October 2015, the Food Security Sector in Myanmar co-led by the Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Food Programme released an Agriculture and Livelihood Flood Impact Assessment Report. The assessment was jointly led by the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation, Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries & Rural Development, FAO ...read more
 - Durant le mois d’août 2015, la pluviosité restait très faible (inférieure à 15 mm) voire nulle dans la Grande-Île sauf dans l’Aire grégarigène, où elle était faible (15 à 150 mm). Les feux de brousse continuaient sur le plateau de l’Horombe et ont repris sur le piémont Est de l’Isalo ...read more
 - Key points Average to good productions is expected in West Africa/Sahel. Further decline of the FAO food index was noted during this reporting period. In areas affected by civil insecurity and / or a longer lean period, access to food remains a concern. With improved production prospects, cereal prices remained stable from July ...read more
 - HIGHLIGHTS FAO activated a Emergency Response in Yemen on 14 July 2015 given the urgent need to scale up its response to the large-scale impacts of the crisis on food security and nutrition. A Humanitarian System-Wide Level-3 Emergency has been active since 1 July 2015. 12.9 million people – close to 50 ...read more
 - Responding to the occurrence of influenza A (H7N9) virus requires a wide array of disciplines. Unlike H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), H7N9 is a low pathogenic virus that does not cause any disease signs in infected birds. Consequently there is no signal from poultry of the zoonotic risk at ...read more
 - As the security situation gradually stabilizes, agriculture offers the most opportunities for economic growth, particularly among the youth and returnees who are seeking work and can engage in agricultural activities to rapidly generate an income, while contributing to rebuilding the country’s economy. FAO's response For the 2015 main agricultural campaign, FAO partnered ...read more
 - Central America is one of the regions most vulnerable to disaster risks due to its geographical location, high climate variability, exposure to extreme hazards and the institutional and socio-economic weaknesses of its population. Agriculture and food and nutrition security face multiple threats that can cause damage and disrupt regular weather ...read more
 - Highlights The rainfall situation has improved markedly in most parts of the region. However, some areas particularly the south of Benin, Ghana and Togo, northwest Mali, central Mauritania, northeast Niger and northwest Chad still experiencing rainfall deficits. Livestock remains affected by the long lean period especially in areas that have experienced delayed ...read more
 - The Peace Agreement has been signed, but its impact on the conflict and economic situation is difficult to foresee. Displaced populations in southern Unity State remain cut-off from humanitarian assistance, while other areas of South Sudan have seen heightened tensions in recent weeks. Deteriorating macro-economic conditions have driven a sharp ...read more
 - Déclin de l’invasion acridienne La deuxième campagne antiacridienne du Programme triennal de réponse à l’invasion acridienne, élaboré conjointement par le Ministère de l’agriculture (Minagri) et l’Organisation des Nations Unies pour l’alimentation et l’agriculture (FAO), a atteint son objectif : le déclin de l’invasion acridienne à Madagascar est désormais confirmé. Par ailleurs, ...read more