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Response to the locust plague in Madagascar: Interim Report N. 1 September 2013 - February 2014
 - The current Malagasy Migratory Locust plague started in April 2012. Rice, other crops and pasture resources for livestock are at risk of considerable damage by the locust plague, which can have a wider impact on domestic supply and cereal prices. The locust plague threatens the food and nutrition security of ...read more
23/06/2014
Food Security and humanitarian implications in West Africa and the Sahel - FAO/WFP Joint Note, May 2014
 - Highlights Population displacements as a result of violence in the Central African Republic, in northern Nigeria and in northern Mali, pose a humanitarian risk in the region. Thousands of refugees continue to arrive in Cameroon in very difficult conditions. Heavy rains along the Gulf of Guinea mark the start of the agricultural ...read more
20/06/2014
Situation Update: Locust Crisis in Madagascar - 17 June 2014
 - The rainy season in Madagascar is now coming to an end and weather and ecological conditions are becoming unsuitable for locust breeding. Therefore, no further massive breeding will occur before the next rainy season, in October 2014. A recent extensive aerial survey, carried out from 3 to 9 June along ...read more
17/06/2014
FAO ECTAD Indonesia Annual Report 2013
 - Poultry production, and its associated activities, account for around one percent of Indonesia’s gross domestic product and provide the majority of animal protein consumed by 232 million Indonesians. A complex array of poultry enterprises, ranging from intensive commercial enterprises, to small-scale semiintensive broiler and layer enterprises, to small backyard flocks ...read more
16/06/2014
FAO’s component of the 2014-2016 Strategic Response Plan for the Sahel
 - Introduction June 2014: Despite continuous efforts of governments and partners to fight hunger in the Sahel, the situation remains of great concern. Since January 2014 and after an early start of the lean season, an increasing number of poor and very poor households with low levels or depleted food stocks will depend ...read more
14/06/2014
Wheat Rust Diseases Global Programme 2014–2017
 - Wheat is a source of food and livelihoods for over 1 billion people in developing countries. A major staple food crop in many countries, it is an important source of nutrition, providing on average 40 percent of per capita calorie intake. Drought, floods and diseases severely affect wheat production. Exacerbated by ...read more
12/06/2014
Information for Action Pillar Sub-programme
 - Suffering from the prolonged effects of civil war for nearly twenty years, Somalia’s institutional capacity has been lost and most professional and skilled expertise has left the country. Also, one and a half decades of civil strife in Somalia have resulted in the loss or damage of most of the ...read more
11/06/2014
Institutional capacity development and policy support Pillar Sub-programme
 - Decades of political, social and economic challenges in Somalia have led to critical capacity limitations. The fall of the national governance structures and the reduced institutional capacities have contributed to poor performance of the human and social indicators in the country. The national education and knowledge creation systems have collapsed, ...read more
11/06/2014
Resilience Pillar Sub-programme
 - In April 2012, FAO, WFP and UNICEF launched a Joint Resilience Strategy refocusing modalities of engagement to effectively build up resilience in Somalia. The focus on resilience bridges humanitarian and development programming to better address overlapping risks and stresses. In line with the Joint Resilience Strategy, the FAO’s three year Programme ...read more
11/06/2014
Madagascar - Locust situation bulletin (2014-D12) in FRENCH
 - Durant la troisième décade d’avril 2014, les estimations de FEWS-NET indiquaient que la plage optimale pluviométrique était atteinte dans la partie nord de la Grande-Île et que la pluviométrie était hyper-excédentaire sur une bande centrale d’environ 250 km de large, de Maintirano (AIC-O) à Mananjary (AIE-C) ; la pluviométrie dans ...read more
10/06/2014