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 - The rainy season in Madagascar is now coming to an end and weather and ecological conditions are becoming unsuitable for locust breeding. Therefore, no further massive breeding will occur before the next rainy season, in October 2014. A recent extensive aerial survey, carried out from 3 to 9 June along ...read more
17/06/2014
 - Poultry production, and its associated activities, account for around one percent of Indonesia’s gross domestic product and provide the majority of animal protein consumed by 232 million Indonesians. A complex array of poultry enterprises, ranging from intensive commercial enterprises, to small-scale semiintensive broiler and layer enterprises, to small backyard flocks ...read more
16/06/2014
 - Introduction June 2014: Despite continuous efforts of governments and partners to fight hunger in the Sahel, the situation remains of great concern. Since January 2014 and after an early start of the lean season, an increasing number of poor and very poor households with low levels or depleted food stocks will depend ...read more
14/06/2014
 - Wheat is a source of food and livelihoods for over 1 billion people in developing countries. A major staple food crop in many countries, it is an important source of nutrition, providing on average 40 percent of per capita calorie intake. Drought, floods and diseases severely affect wheat production. Exacerbated by ...read more
12/06/2014
 - Suffering from the prolonged effects of civil war for nearly twenty years, Somalia’s institutional capacity has been lost and most professional and skilled expertise has left the country. Also, one and a half decades of civil strife in Somalia have resulted in the loss or damage of most of the ...read more
11/06/2014
 - Decades of political, social and economic challenges in Somalia have led to critical capacity limitations. The fall of the national governance structures and the reduced institutional capacities have contributed to poor performance of the human and social indicators in the country. The national education and knowledge creation systems have collapsed, ...read more
11/06/2014
 - In April 2012, FAO, WFP and UNICEF launched a Joint Resilience Strategy refocusing modalities of engagement to effectively build up resilience in Somalia. The focus on resilience bridges humanitarian and development programming to better address overlapping risks and stresses. In line with the Joint Resilience Strategy, the FAO’s three year Programme ...read more
11/06/2014
 - Durant la troisième décade d’avril 2014, les estimations de FEWS-NET indiquaient que la plage optimale pluviométrique était atteinte dans la partie nord de la Grande-Île et que la pluviométrie était hyper-excédentaire sur une bande centrale d’environ 250 km de large, de Maintirano (AIC-O) à Mananjary (AIE-C) ; la pluviométrie dans ...read more
10/06/2014
 - Highlights The events in the Central African Republic (CAR) over the last 18 months have left more than 2.5 million people in need of humanitarian assistance and have displaced one out of five people. Localised security incidents continue to be reported, including several attacks on trucks transporting humanitarian aid. Recent events in ...read more
09/06/2014
 - Highlights To date, FAO has distributed 111 000 emergency livelihood kits and has scaled up distributions to ensure support reaches beneficiaries in time for the planting season (before June 15). Kits include fishing gear, vegetable seed, crop seeds (including ‘no-harm’ tools) and animal health supplies. Inputs have now reached seven states ...read more
06/06/2014