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 - Key points Damages produced by Hurricane Matthew to crops, livestock and fisheries are expected to be dramatic. Preliminary assessments indicate that almost 100 percent of crops were destroyed in Grande-Anse and more than 90 percent in Sud departments. With much of Haiti relying on subsistence production to meet their food needs, ...read more
11/10/2016
 - Key points Without support to revitalize the agriculture sector (crops, forestry, livestock and fishery), many former combatants and youths will not be able to find jobs and reintegrate into their communities, remaining extremely vulnerable and compromising peace efforts in the country. According to results of the latest Integrated Food Security Phase Classification ...read more
08/10/2016
 - Featured Stories: Strengthening climate change adaptation in agriculture FAO expands El Niño response in Mindanao Hope flows in Altavas, Aklan (Water impounding system project) Electronic tool for monitoring food and nutrition insecurity FAO and DENR work together to restore forests and other landscapes Promoting internationally-accepted voluntary guidelines on the responsible governance of tenure Philippines hosts four international ...read more
04/10/2016
 - Key messages Almost 4.5 million people face acute food insecurity in northeast Nigeria and require immediate assistance, according to the latest Cadre harmonisé analysis, released on 19 August. FAO is seeking USD 25 million to tackle food insecurity among returnee, IDP and host communities between September 2016 and May 2017. Of this, ...read more
28/09/2016
 - This good practice fact sheet aims to share the experience and technology behind eLocust3, a highly effective data recording and transmission system for crop pest monitoring. The document highlights the system’s innovative features and the lessons learned from the process of product development. It also sets out to explore how ...read more
28/09/2016
 - Participants in the regional technical consultation on agricultural and food prospects in the Sahel and West Africa, held from 19 to 21 September 2016, in Lomé, Togo, draw the following conclusions: 1. As part of preparations for the agro-pastoral season, States and their partners provided support to farmers with inputs (seeds, ...read more
26/09/2016
 - Key points Relatively well-distributed rainfall in most of the region with above normal in Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Nigeria and Senegal. Normal availability of pastures in the pastoral areas of the region. Increase in the number of food and nutrition insecure people in North East Nigeria, including 65,095 people in phase 5 (famine). ...read more
26/09/2016
 - Key messages Restoring agricultural livelihoods is a priority to avoid a further deterioration of the food security situation of displaced people and host communities in the coming months. Limited funding received in 2016 for livelihood interventions is of major concern, especially in Northeast Nigeria where 4.5 million people face acute food insecurity ...read more
23/09/2016
 - En juillet 2016, dans l’Aire grégarigène, la pluviosité était très faible et inférieure aux besoins du Criquet migrateur malgache, sauf dans l’Aire transitoire de multiplication Sud de la Grande-Île qui bénéficiait d’une pluviosité moyenne. Dans les Hautes- et Moyennes-Terres, le Criquet migrateur malgache ralentissait son métabolisme avec les basses températures enregistrées ...read more
21/09/2016
 - En juin 2016, dans l’Aire grégarigène, la pluviosité était très faible et inférieure aux besoins du Criquet migrateur malgache, sauf dans l’Aire transitoire de multiplication Sud de la Grande-Île qui bénéficiait d’une pluviosité favorable. Dans les Hautes-Terres, le Criquet migrateur malgache ralentissait son métabolisme avec les basses températures enregistrées en juin, ...read more
20/09/2016