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 - Keys points: Confirmation of satisfactory levels of agro-pastoral production in West Africa and the Sahel: 12 percent increase in cereal production compared with the average over the past five years. Confirmation of a 12 percent decrease in cereal production in Chad. The security situation in the Lake Chad Basin, which continues to have ...read more
22/02/2016
 - Humanitarian needs in Ethiopia have tripled since the beginning of 2015 as one of the strongest El Niño events on record has caused severe drought, leading to successive crop failures and widespread livestock deaths. The drought started in early 2015 with unfavourable belg rains (March–May) and continued with late and ...read more
16/02/2016
 - South Sudan is facing the worst levels of food insecurity since independence owing to conflict, high food prices, market disruptions and an escalating economic crisis. Some 2.8 million people (IPC Phases 3, 4 and 5) are facing severe food and nutrition insecurity with the majority located in Unity, Upper Nile and ...read more
11/02/2016
 - Monitoring, providing early warning, and acting promptly to control outbreaks of locust and other migratory pests are crucial to ensure that timely and appropriate action can be taken when an emergency arises. The Desert Locust Information Service (DLIS) at FAO Headquarters continuously monitors global weather, ecological conditions and the locust ...read more
08/02/2016
 - FAO promotes the use and scale up of Cash+ as a flexible tool for promoting resilience and social protection. By providing cash transfers plus agricultural inputs, assets and/or training, FAO’s approach to Cash+ enables beneficiaries to address their immediate needs while supporting their livelihoods and productive capacity. The combined interventions ...read more
07/02/2016
 - Highlights FAO continues to support Government-led efforts to address and coordinate the response to food security and livelihoodneeds in the six districts most severely affected by the earthquakes: Sindhupalchowk, Nuwakot, Dhading, Gorkha, Rasuwa, Dolakha. Since April 2015, FAO has reached 240 000 households with agricultural assistance. FAO supported a Joint Assessment on Food ...read more
28/01/2016
 - Diagnostic Durant la 3ème décade de novembre 2015, malgré une pluviosité erratique et sporadique dans l’Aire grégarigène selon les relevés du Centre national antiacridien, les conditions écologiques restaient favorables aux besoins du Criquet migrateur malgache solitaire. Dans l’Aire d’invasion, les conditions pluviométriques semblaient favorables pour le développement du Criquet migrateur malgache. ...read more
26/01/2016
 - As a follow up to the Post-Earthquake Food Security Assessment conducted in May 2015, a Joint Assessment on Food Security, Livelihoods and Early Recovery was conducted in September and October 2015 both as a monitoring exercise and to further inform broader early recovery efforts identified as priorities in the Post-Disaster ...read more
21/01/2016
 - The Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) is a semi‐autonomous tribal region in northwestern Pakistan. FATA is comprised of seven tribal agencies and six Frontier Regions (FRs) and borders Afghanistan and several districts of Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Baluchistan provinces. FATA is under jurisdiction Pakistan's federal government through Frontier Crimes Regulations ...read more
21/01/2016
 - Diagnostic Durant la 2ème décade de novembre 2015, malgré une pluviosité déficitaire au niveau de l’Aire grégarigène selon les relevés du Centre national antiacridien, les conditions écologiques étaient encore favorables aux besoins du Criquet migrateur malgache, surtout grâce aux bons apports pluviométriques reçus lors des deux décades précédentes. Dans l’Aire d’invasion, ...read more
21/01/2016