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Darfur Livelihoods Study 2012
 - Programming for secure livelihoods amid uncertainty: trends and directions in livelihoods, nutrition and food security in Darfur This report examines trends and directions in livelihoods, nutrition and food security across Darfur since 2005. It provides an analysis for agencies and government that can support programming which responds more effectively to the emerging ...read more
01/07/2012
Urgent action to support the resilience of vulnerable populations - Desert Locust threat in the Sahel-June 2012
 - Following unusual rains in late 2011 and early 2012, Desert Locust infestations were first reported in southwest Libya and in southeast Algeria in January 2012. Despite insecurity along both sides of the border, more than 60 000 hectares have been treated by national teams, thanks to the support provided to Libya ...read more
26/06/2012
Syria Joint Rapid Food Security Needs Assessment (Jun 2012)
 - Crops and livestock sectors are the most affected by the ongoing crisis in Syria. Major affected crops are the strategic crops, such as wheat and barley; fruit and other trees (cherry, olive, other fruits, ornamental trees) and vegetables in the 9 governorates. Rise in fuel costs and unavailability of labor force ...read more
15/06/2012
Zimbabwe: Egg Production Reviving Rural Economy
 - Zimbabwe’s economy is beginning to rebound after more than ten years of decline. With that, availability of and access to food is improving. Given that more than two-thirds of Zimbabweans make a living from agriculture, a healthy agriculture sector is essential to the country’s recovery. Finding innovative ways to unlock ...read more
11/06/2012
Zimbabwe: Strengthening Smallholder Market Linkages Through Contract Farming
 - Zimbabwe’s economy is starting to turn around after almost a decade of recession characterized by macroeconomic and political challenges. During this time, the near collapse of formal marketing channels, as well as shortages and high prices of key agricultural inputs (fertilizers, seeds, crops and chemicals), resulted in steep drops in ...read more
11/06/2012
Zimbabwe: Electronic Vouchers for Agricultural Inputs
 - After a decade of economic decline, marked by hyperinflation, high unemployment rates and steep drops in agricultural production, Zimbabwe’s economy is beginning to bounce back. And with that, support for the country’s smallholder farmers – numbering over 1.5 million – is moving away from free handouts to more innovative, market-based approaches. ...read more
11/06/2012
Zimbabwe: Post-harvest Management
 - Zimbabwe’s economy is starting to improve after a long period of economic decline from 2000 to 2008. The agriculture sector plays a key role in the country’s economic recovery, with about 70 percent of the population depending on agriculture for their livelihood. However, post-grain harvest losses remain a major concern ...read more
11/06/2012
Zimbabwe: Conservation Agriculture
 - The economy of Zimbabwe – a country once considered the breadbasket of southern Africa – is beginning to turn around after a decade-long recession that saw sharp drops in agricultural production, reduced incomes and food shortages. Roughly 70 percent of the country makes a living from agriculture, so a strong ...read more
11/06/2012
FAO Uganda Information Bulletin - Vol. 4 Issue 11, April - June 2012
 - Inside this issue: Transforming Dairy Farming Farmers sustain lucrative market for “Irish” potatoes Budding honey production Northern Uganda farmers get 2.3 Tonnes of seeds Revitalizing Community Animal Health in Karamoja
07/06/2012
Horn of Africa Update: May 2012
 - Dry conditions have generally eased in many parts of the Greater Horn of Africa following the onset of rains in parts of Ethiopia, Kenya, Djibouti, Somalia, South Sudan and Uganda. However, significant rainfall deficits remain in some parts of the subregion and are likely to affect crop production in eastern Kenya, southern ...read more
06/06/2012