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 - In view of the expected nutrition, food and pastoral crises in the Sahel and its neighbouring countries in 2012, this document aims to: Strengthen preparedness at the regional level; Support the coordination among response actors and facilitate the monitoring of the situation; Serve as a reference document if other appeals (i.e. Flash Appeals) ...read more
15/02/2012
 - Joint statement by United Nations agencies, the European Commission and USAID on the deteriorating situation in the Sahel Rome – Leaders of United Nations agencies, representatives of affected governments, and major donors today called for an urgent scale up of humanitarian, rehabilitation and development assistance to address rising levels of hunger ...read more
15/02/2012
 - Food insecurity and malnutrition are recurrent and severe in the Sahel. Acute food crises occurred in 2005 and 2010. In 2012, several countries in the subregion are again at high risk. Agricultural production was sharply reduced due to late and irregular rains, and prolonged dry spells in 2011. Even though ...read more
14/02/2012
 - The “Response Plan for a food and nutrition crisis in the Sahel”, is an updated version of the strategy on “Preparedness for a food and nutrition crisis in the Sahel and affected neighbouring Countries”, just recently launched in Dakar on 15 December 2011. The updated version emphasizes the needs and the ...read more
14/02/2012
 - Good Emergency Management Practice: The Essentials - A guide to preparing for animal health emergencies is one of FAO’s GEMP publications, focused on preparedness. Planning for emergency disease eradication or control programmes cannot be left until a disease outbreak has occurred. An animal disease emergency can have serious socio-economic consequences. If ...read more
07/02/2012
 - 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