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 - The Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) is a semi‐autonomous tribal region in northwestern Pakistan. FATA is comprised of seven tribal agencies and six Frontier Regions (FRs) and borders Afghanistan and several districts of Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Baluchistan provinces. FATA is under jurisdiction Pakistan's federal government through Frontier Crimes Regulations ...read more
21/01/2016
 - Diagnostic Durant la 2ème décade de novembre 2015, malgré une pluviosité déficitaire au niveau de l’Aire grégarigène selon les relevés du Centre national antiacridien, les conditions écologiques étaient encore favorables aux besoins du Criquet migrateur malgache, surtout grâce aux bons apports pluviométriques reçus lors des deux décades précédentes. Dans l’Aire d’invasion, ...read more
21/01/2016
 - To address the consequences of the global phenomenon of El Niño, FAO is moving forward on the development of response plans for emergency interventions, recovery and resilience building. Including Ethiopia, 20 countries (in Africa, the South Pacific, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean) are being targeted as high priority, with ...read more
15/01/2016
 - As the security situation gradually stabilizes, agriculture offers the most opportunities for economic growth, particularly among the youth and returnees who are seeking work and can engage in agricultural activities to rapidly generate an income, while contributing to rebuilding the country’s economy. FAO's response For the 2015 main agricultural campaign, FAO partnered ...read more
14/01/2016
 - Highlights: National rice production in 2015 is estimated at about 3.7 million tonnes (in paddy terms), representing a decline of 6 percent compared to the previous year. Estimates for maize and cassava outputs are approximately 330 000 tonnes and 2.7 million tonnes, respectively, down about 10 percent for both crops compared ...read more
04/01/2016
 - Torrential monsoonal rains, exacerbated by Cyclone Komen, caused widespread flooding and landslides in Myanmar from July to October this year. Agriculture bore the brunt of the disaster, with the sector accounting for half of all losses. The Myanmar Government, FAO and the World Food Programme (WFP) led an assessment of the ...read more
22/12/2015
 - Rift Valley fever (RVF) is a zoonotic, viral, vector-borne disease representing a threat to human health, animal health and livestock production in Africa, the Near East and potentially Europe and the rest of the world. In this EMPRES WATCH, a description of the past RVF epidemic in East Africa during ...read more
21/12/2015
 - Context The protracted conflict since 2003 in Darfur (Sudan) has resulted in massive loss of human lives and assets, disrupted livelihoods and led to severe food insecurity in some areas. An estimated 60 percent out of a total population of 7-8 million is currently displaced (March 2015). Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) and ...read more
21/12/2015
 - Keys points: Good agro-pastoral production is expected in West Africa and the Sahel. Some localized fodder deficits in the pastoral zone of Niger, Mali, Mauritania, Senegal and Chad may lead to an early pastoral lean period. Results of the Cadre Harmonisé (CH) indicate that 7.9 million people are in crisis in the current ...read more
21/12/2015
 - Outbreaks of transboundary animal and plant pests and diseases, including forest pests and aquatic diseases, food safety and radiation events has been increasing over the past years, impacting people’s access to quality food, and putting their livelihoods and health at risk. To address this challenge, FAO established the Food Chain ...read more
20/12/2015