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 - Key points Burkina Faso is facing an unprecedented humanitarian crisis, mainly due to a recent upsurge in violence by non‑identified armed groups and increased inter-communal conflict. In a context where needs are chronically high, the situation is compounded by high levels of food insecurity and malnutrition, and the crisis is threatening ...read more
15/07/2019
 - Key points Some 13.1 million Congolese are severely food insecure (Integrated Food Security Phase Classification [IPC], August 2018), who struggle to feed themselves daily – only second to Yemen (Global Report on Food Crises, 2019) – and two out of three households across the country have low food consumption. Results of ...read more
09/07/2019
 - Key points The latest IPC analysis (June 2019) indicates that the number of people projected to be severely food insecure in June–August 2019 has decreased compared with the previous analysis (October 2018) ‒ from 1.9 to 1.81 million ‒ as well as with the projection for August 2018 (2 million). Of ...read more
09/07/2019
 - La campagne agropastorale 2017/18 au Sahel a été marquée par un déficit et une mauvaise répartition spatio-temporelle des pluies. Une diminution importante de la production de biomasse, ainsi qu’un tarissement précoce des points d’eau ont été constatés dès la fin de la saison des pluies. Les productions fourragères très faibles et ...read more
25/06/2019
 - Highlights: China Field Epidemiology Training Program for Veterinarians trainees supporting epidemiology investigation in China FAO China ECTAD attendance at the One Health Zoonotic Disease Prioritization China Workshop China Field Epidemiology Training Program for Veterinarians trainees’ attendance at Workshop on Harmonization of Value Chain Study Methodology and Proposal Development
22/06/2019
 - Key points Alarming levels of food insecurity persist in the Far North, North-West and South-West regions of Cameroon due to worsening violence, the influx of refugees and internal displacement. Civil unrest continues to affect land preparation in the Far North as well as agricultural activities in the North-West and South-West, causing a ...read more
19/06/2019
 - FAO seeks USD 144 million to assist more than 6 million rural Somalis affected by the drought. This includes 2 million people to receive direct food security and livelihood support, while delivering emergency veterinary care to 32.7 million livestock belonging to around 4.3 million people. This Action Plan builds on ...read more
14/06/2019
 - Climate-driven hazards and conflicts are increasing in intensity and frequency. The impact on local economies, people’s lives and their livelihoods has similarly increased. Approximately 8 out of 10 people who are acutely food insecure rely on crops, fisheries, livestock or forestry assets for their survival. However, one crisis can follow ...read more
07/06/2019
 - Key messages 98 400 households (688 800 people) have been targeted for FAO’s rainy season activities (distribution of crop seed and fertilizer). As it is the main planting season, the success of the 2019 rainy season will determine the food security and income needs of about 80 percent of the people ...read more
07/06/2019
 - Agriculture is the backbone of the economy in the United Republic of Tanzania. The sector contributes to about 30 percent of the gross domestic product, while supporting about 80 percent of rural livelihoods and producing about 95 percent of the country’s food requirements. However, small-scale production, which engages the majority ...read more
07/06/2019