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 - From 8 to 10 September 2014, was held in Banjul, The Gambia, the regional consultation on the mid-term assessment of the agropastoral season and the 2014-2015 agricultural and food prospects. This meeting comes within the framework of the operation of the Regional Device for Prevention and Management of Food Crises ...read more
 - Conducting a study tour to Indonesia from 9-14 March 2014 is a key capacity building and advocacy-related activity implemented through FAO’s Vietnam’s Technical Cooperation Program-in support of rabies prevention and control. Sixteen senior government officials from the public and animal health sectors in Thai Nguyen, Phu Tho, Yen Bai and ...read more
 - The dry and cool season is coming to an end in Madagascar; temperatures started increasing during the last week of August but the weather and ecological conditions are still unsuitable for locust breeding. However, these higher air temperatures allowed remaining swarms to move more actively and for more hours every ...read more
 - FAO's response Funds received to-date have enabled FAO to provide over 1.5 million people with vital crop, vegetable, fishing and animal health kits. In the coming months, FAO plans to continue distributing fishing kits to ensure year-round access to fish, focusing on reducing post-harvest losses and implementing appropriate measures to avoid ...read more
 - HIGHLIGHTS FAO is providing assistance in four critical areas of intervention, in support of 154 500 families in the Philippines:1. Rice and corn farming – FAO has supported 99 000 rice and corn farmers since December 2013. Livelihoods were restored rapidly, with big returns. For example, 44 000 families receiving seed ...read more
 - HIGHLIGHTS Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone are struggling to contain the world’s deadliest recorded outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). Some cases have also been reported in Nigeria and one case was reported in Senegal. The West African epidemic is thought to have started when the virus crossed over from ...read more
 - In Liberia, the first ever outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) was reported in late March 2014 in Lofa County which is on the border with Guinea where the Ebola outbreak started in West Africa. Government and medical emergency partners quickly intervened and nearly eradicated the disease, and nothing ...read more
 - En juin 2014, l’installation de la saison sèche et fraîche se confirmait dans l'ensemble du pays. Les strates herbeuses devenaient de plus en plus sèches en raison de l’insuffisance des réserves hydriques des sols des biotopes xérophiles et mésophiles. Dans l'Aire grégarigène, les populations diffuses entamaient leur regroupement dans les ...read more
 - Highlights The 2014 main crop harvesting season is about to start and faces difficulties mainly due to labour shortages as a result of movement restrictions following the Ebola outbreak. Disruptions in cross-border trade and marketing activities have resulted in sharp price rises, affecting the food security situation of large numbers of people. An ...read more
 - Highlights The events in the Central African Republic have left more than 2.5 million people in need of humanitarian assistance and displaced one out of five people; around 509 000 are still internally displaced (of a total population of 4.6 million), however displaced people, including returnees, are resuming agricultural activities thus contributing to food production. Localised security incidents ...read more