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 - HIGHLIGHTS The Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak resulted in a serious shock to the agriculture and food sectors in 2014. The epidemic started spreading when crops were being planted and expanded during the crop maintenance and the critical harvesting period for the staple crops rice, maize and cassava. In Sierra Leone, the ...read more
17/12/2014
 - Durant la 3ème décade, les informations disponibles concernant la pluviosité étaient contradictoires : selon les estimations de FEWS-NET (figure 1), les pluies étaient abondantes dans la majeure partie de Madagascar avec une pluviosité variant de 10 à 40 mm dans les secteurs Est de l’Aire d’invasion Nord (AINE) et Nord de ...read more
17/12/2014
 - HIGHLIGHTS FAO is providing assistance in four critical areas of intervention, in support of over 157 600 families in the Philippines: Rice and corn farming – FAO has supported some 103 100 rice and corn farmers since December 2013. Livelihoods were restored rapidly, with big returns. This included, the distribution of certified ...read more
17/12/2014
 - Durant la 2ème décade d’octobre 2014 : selon les estimations de FEWS-NET, les pluies étaient abondantes dans la majeure partie de Madagascar. La pluviosité était inférieure à 40 mm dans l’Aire d’invasion Nord Sofia et Est et dans quelques localités de l’Aire d’invasion Centre-Ouest. Elle variait de 40 à 65 mm ...read more
16/12/2014
 - One year on from the outbreak of violence in South Sudan, the country has devolved into two worlds: the areas affected by conflict, mostly in Greater Upper Nile, and the areas less affected by it. As of December 2014, Greater Equatoria and parts of Greater Bahr el-Ghazal have shown good ...read more
16/12/2014
 - FAO’S response A major food crisis has been contained thanks to timely donor support that has allowed emergency crop production support, saving families from a domino effect of continued losses, as well as preventing farmers from adopting negative coping strategies with long-term effects. Resilience building FAO and Non-governmental Organization (NGO) partners have provided ...read more
15/12/2014
 - L'Essentiel Les prévisions régionales de production agricole sont en hausse par rapport à la moyenne des cinq dernières années. Ce niveau de production cache des disparités d’un pays à l’autre. Les prix des céréales sèches sont supérieurs aux moyennes quinquennales dans les zones de déficits agricoles et de conflit. Selon le Cadre Harmonisé, ...read more
15/12/2014
 - In the Invasion Area (mainly in the West), control operations started on the 17 October with the onset of the rainy season and the first breeding of the Malagasy Migratory Locust. Numerous localized hopper spots and bands were treated. The hopper populations having escaped treatments have formed some adult groups ...read more
15/12/2014
 - The 2014-2015 cropping campaign was characterized by a late onset. Despite a better spatial and temporal rainfall distribution in August and September, the significant rainfall deficit persisted in the Western part of the Sahel (Cap Verde, Mauritania, Senegal, the Gambia and Guinea-Bissau) and some areas of Mali, Niger and Chad. ...read more
25/11/2014
 - FAO’S response A major food crisis has been contained thanks to timely donor support that has allowed emergency crop production support, saving families from a domino effect of continued losses, as well as preventing farmers from adopting negative coping strategies with long-term effects. Resilience building FAO and NGO partners have provided crop production ...read more
24/11/2014