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 - This month FAO marked World Food Day, an important day set aside each year to reflect on food security issues and ways FAO and its development partners worldwide can work together to eliminate hunger and poverty. This year’s events across the globe focused on agricultural cooperatives as a vital way ...read more
01/10/2012
 - Following the long rains, some areas of concern have emerged with regard to the food security outlook in Kenya. A poor rainy season in some areas has resulted in poor crop performance (southeastern and coastal areas) and severely impacted pasture performance (northwestern and northeastern pastoral areas). In addition, post-harvest losses ...read more
01/10/2012
 - It is now the staple crop (millet and sorghum) growing season in Sudan, and the above-average rains so far have raised hopes of a successful harvest. The Federal Ministry of Agriculture has estimated an increase of 20 to 25 percent in land under cultivation compared to 2011. However, some areas that ...read more
03/09/2012
 - The Government of Zimbabwe, through the Ministry of Agriculture, Mechanization and Irrigation Development (MoAMID), issued national guidelines to govern the provision of support to smallholder farmers in the form of agricultural inputs and extension for the 2011/12 summer cropping season. These sought to minimize direct input distribution and eliminate the ...read more
01/09/2012
 - ACWG Journal is published monthly by FAO Zimbabwe. In this issue: 2012/13 rainfall outlook; updating the Zimbabwe Tick Distribution Map; Update on Dipping Services; Human Wildlife Conflict; Biogas Awareness.
01/09/2012
 -  Favorable growing conditions of crops in the Sahel Desert locust situation remains of concern in Mali and Niger Situation in Mali: lack of information in northern Mali Trends in international and regional markets: maize and wheat prices rise internationally; coarse grain prices rise in most Sahel markets
31/08/2012
 - Following an alert by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme in October/November 2011 regarding a food and nutrition crisis in the Sahel, FAO prepared a strategic response framework entitled “The food and nutrition crisis in the Sahel: Urgent action to support ...read more
26/07/2012
 - The long rains ended early with significant rainfall deficits being experienced across the eastern half of Kenya, parts of southern Somalia, northeastern Djibouti, and northeastern Ethiopia. The June – September rainfall season is now well established in Ethiopia, Sudan and South Sudan, despite the late and erratic onset. In the central Ethiopian highlands, ...read more
25/07/2012