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FAO Sudan Monthly Newsletter - September 2012
 - It is now the staple crop (millet and sorghum) growing season in Sudan, and the above-average rains so far have raised hopes of a successful harvest. The Federal Ministry of Agriculture has estimated an increase of 20 to 25 percent in land under cultivation compared to 2011. However, some areas that ...read more
03/09/2012
E-vouchers in Zimbabwe: Guidelines for agricultural input distribution
 - The Government of Zimbabwe, through the Ministry of Agriculture, Mechanization and Irrigation Development (MoAMID), issued national guidelines to govern the provision of support to smallholder farmers in the form of agricultural inputs and extension for the 2011/12 summer cropping season. These sought to minimize direct input distribution and eliminate the ...read more
01/09/2012
ACWG Journal FAO Zimbabwe September 2012
 - ACWG Journal is published monthly by FAO Zimbabwe. In this issue: 2012/13 rainfall outlook; updating the Zimbabwe Tick Distribution Map; Update on Dipping Services; Human Wildlife Conflict; Biogas Awareness.
01/09/2012
Food Security and humanitarian implications in West Africa and the Sahel - FAO/WFP Joint Note, August 2012
 -  Favorable growing conditions of crops in the Sahel Desert locust situation remains of concern in Mali and Niger Situation in Mali: lack of information in northern Mali Trends in international and regional markets: maize and wheat prices rise internationally; coarse grain prices rise in most Sahel markets
31/08/2012
Urgent action to support the resilience of vulnerable populations - Full version July 2012
 - Following an alert by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme in October/November 2011 regarding a food and nutrition crisis in the Sahel, FAO prepared a strategic response framework entitled “The food and nutrition crisis in the Sahel: Urgent action to support ...read more
26/07/2012
Horn of Africa Update: July 2012
 - The long rains ended early with significant rainfall deficits being experienced across the eastern half of Kenya, parts of southern Somalia, northeastern Djibouti, and northeastern Ethiopia. The June – September rainfall season is now well established in Ethiopia, Sudan and South Sudan, despite the late and erratic onset. In the central Ethiopian highlands, ...read more
25/07/2012
Horn of Africa Update: June 2012
 - The February—May rainfall was characterized by a late onset and mixed performance throughout the horn of Africa (HoA). Exceptionally heavy rains and the consiquential flooding in western areas contrasted sharply with large rainfall deficits in eastern areas, including the eastern half of Kenya, parts of southern Somalia, northeastern Ethiopia, and northwestern Uganda. ...read more
24/07/2012
Food Security and humanitarian implications in West Africa and the Sahel - FAO/WFP Joint Note, July 2012
 - Key points Normal start to the 2012-2013 growing season Desert locust threat in the Sahel Situation in Mali: 175 000 IDPs, 250 000 refugees and a lack of information in northern Mali International and regional markets: rise in international maize and wheat prices; stability of grain prices -though still at high levels- in West ...read more
20/07/2012
Information Note on the IASC Transformative Agenda
 - The Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) is a global humanitarian forum established in 1991 by a resolution of the United Nations General Assembly to bring together the main operational relief agencies from the United Nations, international components of the Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement, the International Organization for Migration and international non-governmental ...read more
02/07/2012