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 - Highlights With a projected population of about 11.8 million people in mid-2016, the overall cereal deficit in January-December 2016 marketing year is estimated at about 380 000 tonnes, over 130 000 tonnes (54 percent) more than the deficit estimated for 2015. In late 2015, 49 percent of South Sudan’s population was food ...read more
05/04/2016
 - Hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition As the international community transitions from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the challenges ahead of Member States is to build on the substantial progress made in reducing poverty and hunger by 2015. A total of 72 countries out of 129 ...read more
05/04/2016
 - FAO’s Rapid Results Drought Response Plan is a time-sensitive call for funds. It responds to the most pressing food security and livelihood needs of people severely affected by poor rains and drought conditions in parts of Somaliland and Puntland. The Plan focuses on short-term tangible results that need to be ...read more
31/03/2016
 - FAO has long been concerned about the impact of war on food security and on how hunger can be one of the drivers of instability and conflict but we also know that actions to promote food security can help prevent a crisis, mitigate its impacts and promote post-crisis recovery and ...read more
30/03/2016
 - Madagascar connaît, depuis 2012, une invasion du Criquet migrateur malgache, Locusta migratoria capito (Saussure, 1884), qui menace dangereusement les productions agropastorales. Afin de répondre à cette invasion acridienne et assurer la mobilisation des ressources, une requête d’assistance technique et financière a été soumise par le Ministère de l’agriculture malgache à ...read more
29/03/2016
 - FAO’s role and presence in Syria FAO is working with partners to strengthen food security and build the resilience of households, communities and institutions in Syria and neighbouring Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. By integrating relief and development activities, FAO’s resilience building efforts save livelihoods while helping communities lay the foundations ...read more
24/03/2016
 - FAO’s role and presence in Syria FAO is working with partners to strengthen food security and build the resilience of households, communities and institutions in Syria and neighbouring Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. By integrating relief and development activities, FAO’s resilience building efforts save livelihoods while helping communities lay the foundations ...read more
24/03/2016
 - Trransboundary aquatic animal diseases (TAADS) are a primary constraint to sustainable aquaculture production, and have a significant socio-economic and environmental impact in several aquaculture countries and regions of the world. The impact of TAADs are particularly hard-felt by small-scale farmers, who represent the backbone of many rural communities in developing ...read more
23/03/2016
 - Locust situation During January 2016, rains have continued in the Outbreak Area, which has resulted in green vegetation cover and suitable weather and ecological conditions for locust development. In February 2016, rains have decreased and were sporadic. In January and February 2016, the Transitory Multiplication Areas and the Densation Areas of ...read more
23/03/2016
 - Highlights FAO activated a Level 3 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. 14.4 million people – more ...read more
22/03/2016