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 - Locust situation During March and until the end of the 2nd dekad of April 2016, weather and ecological conditions were highly suitable for the development of the Malagasy Migratory Locust. From the 3rd dekad period of April 2016, rainfall has become very sporadic. As a result, the vegetation started to dry ...read more
24/05/2016
 - COMMITMENT TO ACTION 1. We commit to implementing a “new way of working” that meets people’s immediate humanitarian needs while at the same time reducing risk and vulnerability as proposed in the SG’s report “One Humanity: Shared Responsibility” (paragraphs 124-142) and its Agenda for Humanity, as a joint commitment towards core ...read more
24/05/2016
 - Key messages Damage to livestock is estimated at USD 10.1 million, while damage to agriculture is USD 28.6 million. With much of the country relying on subsistence production to meet their food needs, restoring agriculture and livestock-based livelihoods is essential to revive these sectors. Since the earthquake last April 2015, FAO has ...read more
23/05/2016
 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has a long and well-established history of working to eradicate hunger, improve agriculture and promote the sustainable use of natural resources, taking into account the various aspects of people’s livelihoods. FAO priorities for the WHS and related commitments Although FAO has both ...read more
16/05/2016
 - FAO recognizes that scaling-up cash-based programming and risk-informed and shock-responsive social protection systems is a strategic priority in particular to improve food security and nutrition and protect households' assets as well as increase income of the most vulnerable population. Over the past 15 years, there has been a rapid increase ...read more
14/05/2016
 - Due to the growing world population, it is estimated that global food production will need to increase by 60 percent to feed over 9.5 billion people by 2050. Worldwide, the livelihood of 2.5 billion people depend on agriculture. These small-scale farmers, herders, fishers and forest-dependent communities generate more than half ...read more
13/05/2016
 - The Technical Meeting on Understanding Ebola Virus at the animal-human interface was convened by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to determine the current status of the scientific knowledge on Ebola Viruses (EBOV), identify the major gaps that require further research studies, in order to better ...read more
12/05/2016
 - Key messages As a result of the socio-political crisis and floods, rural and urban populations in Burundi have sold part of their assets, crops and small livestock, causing the deterioration of their already fragile livelihoods. An estimated 90 000 people were affected by the El Niño phenomenon (heavy rains, strong winds, floods ...read more
11/05/2016
 - Key messages The food security and nutrition situation in Yemen will turn into a humanitarian disaster unless urgent funding is accessible for FAO to timely deliver the inputs needed to: meet the April/May cereal and vegetable planting season and the summer fishing season; and vaccinate livestock in time for winter. Around 14.4 ...read more
09/05/2016
 - Key points: Good agricultural production 2015-2016 are confirmed in the Sahel and West Africa. 6.7 million people are affected by food and nutrition insecurity with 4.2 million people displaced in the Sahel and West Africa due to civil insecurity prevailing in the Lake Chad Basin, northern Mali, Libya, Central African Republic and ...read more
06/05/2016