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 - Highlights The unprecedented crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR), which started in December 2012 and has devastated the country's overall economy in 2013, continues to constrain economic recovery through widespread insecurity and frequent episodes of violence, including the serious incidents which took place from September to November 2015 in the ...read more
01/03/2016
 - La mise en oeuvre du Programme triennal (2013-2016) de réponse à l’invasion acridienne à Madagascar, qui vise à préserver la sécurité alimentaire des populations rurales en assurant le retour à une situation de rémission acridienne, impose le recours à des opérations de lutte antiacridienne de grande envergure et donc à l’épandage d’importantes quantités de pesticides. Pour ce faire, ...read more
29/02/2016
 - Diagnostic Durant la 1ère décade de décembre 2015, malgré une pluviosité erratique et sporadique au niveau de l’Aire grégarigène , les conditions écologiques étaient encore assez favorables aux besoins du Criquet migrateur malgache, principalement dans l’Aire grégarigène transitoire et l’Aire de multiplication initiale. mais les marges côtières restaient encore arides. Dans ...read more
24/02/2016
 - Keys points: Confirmation of satisfactory levels of agro-pastoral production in West Africa and the Sahel: 12 percent increase in cereal production compared with the average over the past five years. Confirmation of a 12 percent decrease in cereal production in Chad. The security situation in the Lake Chad Basin, which continues to have ...read more
22/02/2016
 - Humanitarian needs in Ethiopia have tripled since the beginning of 2015 as one of the strongest El Niño events on record has caused severe drought, leading to successive crop failures and widespread livestock deaths. The drought started in early 2015 with unfavourable belg rains (March–May) and continued with late and ...read more
16/02/2016
 - South Sudan is facing the worst levels of food insecurity since independence owing to conflict, high food prices, market disruptions and an escalating economic crisis. Some 2.8 million people (IPC Phases 3, 4 and 5) are facing severe food and nutrition insecurity with the majority located in Unity, Upper Nile and ...read more
11/02/2016
 - Monitoring, providing early warning, and acting promptly to control outbreaks of locust and other migratory pests are crucial to ensure that timely and appropriate action can be taken when an emergency arises. The Desert Locust Information Service (DLIS) at FAO Headquarters continuously monitors global weather, ecological conditions and the locust ...read more
08/02/2016
 - Highlights FAO continues to support Government-led efforts to address and coordinate the response to food security and livelihoodneeds in the six districts most severely affected by the earthquakes: Sindhupalchowk, Nuwakot, Dhading, Gorkha, Rasuwa, Dolakha. Since April 2015, FAO has reached 240 000 households with agricultural assistance. FAO supported a Joint Assessment on Food ...read more
28/01/2016
 - Diagnostic Durant la 3ème décade de novembre 2015, malgré une pluviosité erratique et sporadique dans l’Aire grégarigène selon les relevés du Centre national antiacridien, les conditions écologiques restaient favorables aux besoins du Criquet migrateur malgache solitaire. Dans l’Aire d’invasion, les conditions pluviométriques semblaient favorables pour le développement du Criquet migrateur malgache. ...read more
26/01/2016
 - As a follow up to the Post-Earthquake Food Security Assessment conducted in May 2015, a Joint Assessment on Food Security, Livelihoods and Early Recovery was conducted in September and October 2015 both as a monitoring exercise and to further inform broader early recovery efforts identified as priorities in the Post-Disaster ...read more
21/01/2016