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 - Torrential monsoonal rains, exacerbated by Cyclone Komen, caused widespread flooding and landslides in Myanmar from July to October this year. Agriculture bore the brunt of the disaster, with the sector accounting for half of all losses. The Myanmar Government, FAO and the World Food Programme (WFP) led an assessment of the ...read more
22/12/2015
 - Rift Valley fever (RVF) is a zoonotic, viral, vector-borne disease representing a threat to human health, animal health and livestock production in Africa, the Near East and potentially Europe and the rest of the world. In this EMPRES WATCH, a description of the past RVF epidemic in East Africa during ...read more
21/12/2015
 - Keys points: Good agro-pastoral production is expected in West Africa and the Sahel. Some localized fodder deficits in the pastoral zone of Niger, Mali, Mauritania, Senegal and Chad may lead to an early pastoral lean period. Results of the Cadre Harmonisé (CH) indicate that 7.9 million people are in crisis in the current ...read more
21/12/2015
 - In 2015, volatile security conditions and increasing access constraints posed considerable challenges to the implementation of FAO South Sudan’s Emergency Livelihoods Response Programme (ELRP). Despite the increasing complexity and deepening impact of the crisis, FAO has achieved remarkable results and built on valuable experiences. By continually adapting its strategy to ...read more
16/12/2015
 - As the crisis in South Sudan enters its third year, FAO remains committed to its pledge to “stay and deliver”. Despite ongoing insecurity and in response to other logistical constraints, FAO in South Sudan has been employing innovative solutions in 2015 to deliver critical and urgent humanitarian assistance – including ...read more
16/12/2015
 - Diagnostic Durant la 1ère décade de novembre 2015, selon les relevés du Centre national antiacridien, l’Aire grégarigène a reçu une pluviosité importante susceptible d’enrayer l’aridité. Dans l’Aire d’invasion, les conditions pluviométriques semblaient favorables au développement du Criquet migrateur malgache. Les températures ont diminué d’environ deux degrés : les températures étaient favorables ...read more
16/12/2015
 - Locust situation With the rainy season in place since late October, weather and ecological conditions have gradually become favorable for the development of the Malagasy Migratory Locust during the month of November, despite some local disparities. From the first ten-day period of November 2015, patches of hoppers of almost all instars ...read more
14/12/2015
 - Durant le mois d’octobre 2015, les premières pluies importantes ont été enregistrées à partir de la 3ème décade. Les sols seraient alors devenus humides, au moins en surface, sur l’ensemble de la Grande-Île. Les températures ont augmenté d’environ deux degrés Celsius : les températures étaient favorables au Criquet migrateur malgache ...read more
10/12/2015
 - When Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) swept through the central Philippines on 8 November 2013, the storm affected some 14.1 million people and caused more than USD 700 million in damage to the agriculture sector, severely threatening the country’s food security. The typhoon’s record intensity destroyed crop fields, orchards, fishing ...read more
09/12/2015
 - Featured Stories Climate-resilient tilapia farming seen to contribute to food security in the Philippines Strategic framework to guide FAO initiatives in Mindanao through 2020 International delegation observes DRR approaches in the Philippines FAO and DA work together to assist farmers affected by Typhoon Koppu Early warning system helps Aklan LGUs address malnutrition and food insecurity Two ...read more
03/12/2015