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 - Key Points The resumption of hostilities in northern Mali leads to an influx of displaced people in an ever more difficult context for affected populations Prices of millet are still high in the Sahel despite a good harvest Food insecurity still persists because of the 2011-2012 crises which resulted from natural disasters, high ...read more
25/01/2013
 -  Despite good harvest prospects and good conditions for pastoralists, the situation in the Sahel remains critical, mostly due to the impact of the 2012 crisis and other recent crises. Approximately 10.3 million people remain food insecure in 2013 and over 1.4 million children are at risk of severe acute malnutrition.  The ...read more
25/01/2013
 -  Strongest recorded winter storm in recent decades brought strong winds, snow, heavy rain and floods damaging animal shelters and causing livestock mortality. As risks of disease increase and mortality rates increase, response by the livestock working group (NGOs, MoA and UN) has been prioritised. The distribution of vaccines is on-going ...read more
25/01/2013
 - FAO’s development programme is designed to respond to the priorities of the Government of Kenya as outlined in the Agricultural Sector Development Strategy (ASDS) 2010-2020 and Vision 2030. Through the sharing of knowledge and best practices, we aim to strengthen the capacity of the Government and other partners. We are ...read more
23/01/2013
 - Current Situation: Strongest recorded winter storm in recent decades in the West Bank and Gaza Strip brought rainfall exceeding between 95% to 177% in the West Bank and 70% to 119% in the Gaza Strip of the normal for the same period. MoA reported an estimated 5,700 dunums of partially or completely ...read more
22/01/2013
 - This brief presents an overview of the latest innovations being implemented by FAO’s Emergency Rehabilitation and Coordination Unit (ERCU) in Zimbabwe between 2009 and 2011. Lessons learned from these projects are being used to inform decisions about the best approach for scaling up in the 2011/12 season as part of ...read more
22/01/2013
 - In this issue: FSL Sector News New Training Centre Opens Protecting Crops from Animals
14/01/2013
 - This year’s Consolidated Appeals Process (CAP) draws attention to acute humanitarian needs in 16 countries, calling for financial support to help save the lives and livelihoods of some of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people. The 2013 CAP shows that conflict, natural disasters, climate change and volatile food prices continue ...read more
14/12/2012
 - Despite positive political developments in Yemen, security is volatile in some parts of the country, especially in the south, and poverty, hunger and malnutrition are rife. The combination of high food prices – Yemen imports more than 90 percent of its food – declining agricultural production and reduced incomes, makes ...read more
14/12/2012