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 - Information Note N. 1 This Information Note summarizes key issues regarding the 2012 food and livelihoods crisis in some localized areas of Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal and other neighbouring countries. It analyses the impact of the agricultural and pastoral situation on food security and household vulnerability, and provides ...read more
06/02/2012
 - While the number of severely food insecure and famine-affected people has fallen since the height of the drought crisis, high food prices and the large displaced population continue to strain food security across the Horn of Africa. In Somalia, the number of people in crisis has fallen from 4 to ...read more
02/02/2012
 - L'Essentiel: Alerte Sahel: Crise alimentaire et pastorale au Sahel dans de larges zones en Mauritanie, au Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger et Tchad, et dans une moindre mesure au Sénégal et en Gambie. L’accès difficile à l’eau d’irrigation limitera les performances des cultures de contre-saison. Marchés: prix des céréales stagnent mais restent élevés, ...read more
01/02/2012
 - FAO recognizes that the structural solution to hunger lies in improving agricultural productivity in countries prone to food shortages. In Sudan, FAO helps farmers, herders, fishers and other vulnerable groups recover from crisis and improve their food security. FAO also works with all levels of government to prepare for and ...read more
01/02/2012
 - Inside this issue: New Uganda FAO Representative Cassava on the verge epidemic Combating illegal harvesting and trade in timber and charcoal New FAO chief on global eradication of hunger
01/02/2012
 - - Heavy monsoon rains beginning in mid-August led to severe flooding in Sindh and Balochistan provinces of southern Pakistan, where 70 percent of people depend on agriculture for their livelihood. ‐ Around 10 percent of the flood-affected area remains inundated. ‐ The floods left 3 million people in urgent need of agricultural ...read more
24/01/2012
 - Every year, countries in West Africa and Sahel subregion are adversely affected by natural disasters, which result in losses of life, assets and livelihoods and weaken the food and nutrition security of the populations. A holistic approach is needed that would integrate actions intended to strengthen crisis preparedness and to ...read more
24/01/2012
 - Même si au niveau national, les productions agricoles ont été moyennes en 2011, cette situation cache de très fortes disparités d’une zone à l’autre du pays, le centre, le sud et le sud-est du pays ayant été très affectés par de fortes baisses de productions agricoles localisées dans certaines Communautés ...read more
23/01/2012
 - Sommaire: CountrySTAT-TOGO: Troisième Atelier du Groupe de Travail Pluridisciplinaire; Elaboration d’une stratégie et d’un plan de développement de l’Aquaculture au Togo: Deuxième Réunion du Groupe Consultatif; Renforcement des bases de la sécurité alimentaire des ménages agricoles vulnérables au Togo: Remise de matériels et Equipements au Gouvernement; La bibliothèque virtuelle de la FAO.
02/01/2012
 - Elevated risk of food and nutrition insecurity in large areas of the Sahel In Niger, the preliminary estimated results of the ‘rural and ur-ban household food insecurity and vulnerability’ survey were published January 13. The results show that, as of December 2011, over 5.4m persons (34,9 % of the population) were ...read more
02/01/2012