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 - Accidental or malicious releases of radioactive material have the potential to threaten health and disrupt life. Experience has shown that communities, agricultural production and food trade can be affected by major accidents. Such events may have international or even global consequences, therefore, it is important to prepare and make arrangements ...read more
11/06/2016
 - Key messages After missing three consecutive agricultural seasons, restoring agricultural livelihoods is a priority for host communities and displaced people to avoid the deterioration of the food security situation during the lean season (May – September). Limited funding received in 2016 for food security and livelihoods interventions is of major concern for ...read more
08/06/2016
 - Key messages As a result of the socio-political crisis and floods, rural and urban populations in Burundi have sold part of their assets, crops and small livestock, causing the deterioration of their already fragile livelihoods. An estimated 90 000 people were affected by the El Niño phenomenon (heavy rains, strong winds, floods ...read more
08/06/2016
 - Context Food production in the Gaza Strip is constrained by an arid environment and limited access to steady sources of water. This threatens the food security and nutrition of local communities, which is further undermined by a wider context of protracted crisis and continued restricted access to critical livelihood resources for ...read more
07/06/2016
 - According to the data available and the INFORM 2015 Risk Index, Serbia is highly exposed and vulnerable to natural hazards. Floods are the main type of hydro-meteorological hazard in the country. The assessment covers overall damage and losses caused by heavy rainfalls, rivers, floods and landslides in the period February-March ...read more
02/06/2016
 - This new FAO publication brings an innovative contribution to the existing research work on Ebola. At its height, the outbreak led to border closures, quarantines and other restriction measures which seriously disrupted the marketing of goods including of agricultural commodities. This study provides an analysis of the impact of the Ebola ...read more
01/06/2016
 - La construction d’un magasin de stockage des pesticides et de traitement des fûts vides s’inscrit dans le cadre de la mise en oeuvre du Programme triennal (2013-2016) de réponse à l’invasion acridienne à Madagascar, mené conjointement par le Ministère auprès de la présidence en charge de l’agriculture et de l’élevage (MPAE) et l’Organisation des Nations Unies pour l’alimentation et ...read more
31/05/2016
 - Key messages Humanitarian needs in Ethiopia have tripled since the beginning of 2015 as one of the strongest El Niño events on record caused severe drought, leading to successive crop failures and widespread livestock deaths. Food insecurity and malnutrition rates remain high. Insufficient access to and availability of food has caused humanitarian ...read more
30/05/2016
 - The gender dimensions of natural and human-induced disasters Women and men play specific and complementary roles in agriculture and food and nutrition security, which must be taken into account in efforts to build the resilience of their livelihoods. In most countries, women have less access to productive resources, services and employment ...read more
30/05/2016
 - The current Malagasy Migratory Locust plague began in April 2012. Crops (mainly rice) and pastures were at risk of considerable damage from this locust plague, which could have had a significant negative impact on domestic supply and grain prices. In view of the scale of the plague, it was estimated ...read more
30/05/2016