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 - « Ainsi, toujours poussés vers de nouveaux rivages, Dans la nuit éternelle emportés sans retour, Ne pourrons-nous jamais sur l’océan des âges Jeter l’ancre un seul jour ? L’homme n’a point de port, le temps n’a point de rive Il coule, et nous passons» Ainsi déplorait langoureusement Alphonse de LAMARTINE (1790-1869), ...read more
03/12/2012
 - Many major humanitarian crises involving natural disasters or conflict can present significant humanitarian access problems. Barriers can include the absence of: physical access to populations or infrastructures due to geographical, political or conflict reasons adequate security time to consult population in life-threatening situations coherent social structures within displaced populations. In 2011 the ...read more
01/12/2012
 -  Donor funding committed to FAO: The West Bank and Gaza Strip portfolio currently consists of 9 ongoing projects, with a total value of USD 17.6 million, and three projects in the pipeline, valued at USD 9.9 million in total. Main donors include: Belgium, Canada, the European Commission, Italy and Spain, as ...read more
21/11/2012
 - Hurricane Sandy hit the eastern region of Cuba hard. It passed through the country on 25 October, 2012 as a category 2 Hurricane (approaching category 3) in a five hours span. Sustained winds reached 200 km/h as Sandy lashed Cuba´s second and third most populated provinces of Santiago de Cuba ...read more
12/11/2012
 -  Good crop prospects confirmed by PREGEC Locust situation remains of concern Grain prices in West Africa and on the international market: millet prices remain high but other coarse grain prices are normalizing in West Africa Households whose livelihoods remain affected by the 2011-2012 crisis might face food difficulties in 2013
01/11/2012
 - In this issue: Season Update: promising harvest, livestock movement and disease monitoring; FSL Sector News; Caution Over Foreign Land Deals; FAO Focus: Healthier Herds; Global Food Outlook.
01/11/2012
 - Canada is a key partner of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in the fight to end hunger. Thanks to timely contributions from the Government of Canada, FAO has been able to rapidly respond to agricultural threats and emergencies cross the globe, helping farmers, pastoralists and ...read more
30/10/2012
 - AAP Useful External Links
26/10/2012
 - FAO has not traditionally had extensive operations in Syria, and is therefore not well embedded across the agricultural sector, aside from at a more governmental and diplomatic level. Consequently, there is not the same level of intimate knowledge and expertise as to the complex and interacting factors that will influence outcomes, ...read more
26/10/2012
 - Rome based agencies FAO and WFP, along with the global Food Security Cluster, undertook an interagency mission to Pakistan in September and October, 2012, in order to support IASC activities on accountability to affected populations (AAP), investigate the current status of AAP amongst humanitarian agencies, with a particular focus on ...read more
26/10/2012