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 - HIGHLIGHTS Rice production is estimated to decline by 12 percent, 8 percent and 3.7 percent in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, respectively. The sub - national level impact on production is much higher (up to 20 percent) in the areas hit hardest by the disease. The general decline in economic activity has severely ...read more
05/01/2015
 - Since the crisis erupted in December 2013, FAO in South Sudan has been committed to “stay and deliver”. Although attacks on FAO offices in state capitals and deep field locations in Jonglei, Upper Nile and Unity States initially forced the closure of offices and the displacement of some staff, FAO’s other seven offices remained open ...read more
31/12/2014
 - The outbreak and subsequent spread of the ebola virus disease had catastrophic effects on the income generating capacities of Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLA) members throughout Liberia. The impacts were multidimensional and intense and have occasioned persistent decline in the service delivery of VSLAs in regard to their financial, ...read more
19/12/2014
 - HIGHLIGHTS The Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak, which has severely affected the country since the beginning of the year resulted in a serious shock to the agriculture and food sectors in 2014. The epidemic started to spread when crops were being planted and grew during the crop maintenance period and expanded ...read more
17/12/2014
 - HIGHLIGHTS The Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak, which has severely affected the country since the beginning of 2014, has seriously impacted on the agriculture and food sectors. The relatively high level of impact on food production, compared to Guinea and Sierra Leone, is primarily due to the much higher intensity of ...read more
17/12/2014
 - HIGHLIGHTS The Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak resulted in a serious shock to the agriculture and food sectors in 2014. The epidemic started spreading when crops were being planted and expanded during the crop maintenance and the critical harvesting period for the staple crops rice, maize and cassava. In Sierra Leone, the ...read more
17/12/2014
 - Durant la 3ème décade, les informations disponibles concernant la pluviosité étaient contradictoires : selon les estimations de FEWS-NET (figure 1), les pluies étaient abondantes dans la majeure partie de Madagascar avec une pluviosité variant de 10 à 40 mm dans les secteurs Est de l’Aire d’invasion Nord (AINE) et Nord de ...read more
17/12/2014
 - HIGHLIGHTS FAO is providing assistance in four critical areas of intervention, in support of over 157 600 families in the Philippines: Rice and corn farming – FAO has supported some 103 100 rice and corn farmers since December 2013. Livelihoods were restored rapidly, with big returns. This included, the distribution of certified ...read more
17/12/2014
 - Durant la 2ème décade d’octobre 2014 : selon les estimations de FEWS-NET, les pluies étaient abondantes dans la majeure partie de Madagascar. La pluviosité était inférieure à 40 mm dans l’Aire d’invasion Nord Sofia et Est et dans quelques localités de l’Aire d’invasion Centre-Ouest. Elle variait de 40 à 65 mm ...read more
16/12/2014
 - One year on from the outbreak of violence in South Sudan, the country has devolved into two worlds: the areas affected by conflict, mostly in Greater Upper Nile, and the areas less affected by it. As of December 2014, Greater Equatoria and parts of Greater Bahr el-Ghazal have shown good ...read more
16/12/2014