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 - Background On 20 and 21 February, Category 5 Tropical Cyclone Winston cut a path of destruction across Fiji, causing widespreaddamage in all four divisions: Eastern, Northern, Western and Central. With sustained winds of 230 km per hour and gusts of325 km per hour, the tropical cyclone was one of the most ...read more
 - Diagnostic Durant la 2ème décade de décembre 2015, une forte pluviosité (excédentaire pour les besoins du Criquet migrateur malgache solitaire) a été enregistrée dans l’Aire grégarigène transitoire, l’Aire de multiplication initiale et l’Aire transitoire de multiplication des compartiments Centre et Nord selon les relevés du Centre national antiacridien ; les conditions ...read more
 - Highlights The unprecedented crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR), which started in December 2012 and has devastated the country's overall economy in 2013, continues to constrain economic recovery through widespread insecurity and frequent episodes of violence, including the serious incidents which took place from September to November 2015 in the ...read more
 - La mise en oeuvre du Programme triennal (2013-2016) de réponse à l’invasion acridienne à Madagascar, qui vise à préserver la sécurité alimentaire des populations rurales en assurant le retour à une situation de rémission acridienne, impose le recours à des opérations de lutte antiacridienne de grande envergure et donc à l’épandage d’importantes quantités de pesticides. Pour ce faire, ...read more
 - Diagnostic Durant la 1ère décade de décembre 2015, malgré une pluviosité erratique et sporadique au niveau de l’Aire grégarigène , les conditions écologiques étaient encore assez favorables aux besoins du Criquet migrateur malgache, principalement dans l’Aire grégarigène transitoire et l’Aire de multiplication initiale. mais les marges côtières restaient encore arides. Dans ...read more
 - 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
 - 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
 - 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
 - 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
 - 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