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 - Zimbabwe’s economy is starting to improve after a long period of economic decline from 2000 to 2008. The agriculture sector plays a key role in the country’s economic recovery, with about 70 percent of the population depending on agriculture for their livelihood. However, post-grain harvest losses remain a major concern ...read more
11/06/2012
 - The economy of Zimbabwe – a country once considered the breadbasket of southern Africa – is beginning to turn around after a decade-long recession that saw sharp drops in agricultural production, reduced incomes and food shortages. Roughly 70 percent of the country makes a living from agriculture, so a strong ...read more
11/06/2012
 - Inside this issue: Transforming Dairy Farming Farmers sustain lucrative market for “Irish” potatoes Budding honey production Northern Uganda farmers get 2.3 Tonnes of seeds Revitalizing Community Animal Health in Karamoja
07/06/2012
 - Dry conditions have generally eased in many parts of the Greater Horn of Africa following the onset of rains in parts of Ethiopia, Kenya, Djibouti, Somalia, South Sudan and Uganda. However, significant rainfall deficits remain in some parts of the subregion and are likely to affect crop production in eastern Kenya, southern ...read more
06/06/2012
 - Key Points Overall, normal start of the growing season in the Sahel  Locust numbers increase in Mali and Niger  Food security situation of concern in northern Mali  International and regional markets : increase of grain prices in Niger and Senegal and stability in Burkina Faso and Mali (south and center)
01/06/2012
 - This is a an analysis drawn from the West Bank and Gaza Strip midterm review of its Plan of Action. This document contains the analysis of the data gained through more than 300 household surveys and 8 focus group discussions held across the West Bank and Gaza Strip. The data was ...read more
01/06/2012
 - Following is a synthesis of the feedback provided by FAO project participants in Cambodia and WBGS with regard to FAO’s accountability to affected populations (AAP) and how the quality of FAO’s service provision could be improved from their perspective. The analyses were conducted with different methodologies, but with the same analytic ...read more
31/05/2012
 - Key Points Preparation for the 2012-2013 growing season: low donor response to the agricultural sector and humanitarian appeals in the region Crisis in Mali: household food security and situation of refugees and IDPs Grain prices in the Sahel: downward trend or stability in Burkina Faso and increases in Mali and the Niger
25/05/2012
 - Countries of the West Africa and Sahel sub-region are regularly affected by crises that jeopardize the livelihoods and food and nutritional security of the populations. In 2012, more than 18 million people are at risk of food insecurity in the Sahel. In Mali and in the neighboring countries, the displacements ...read more
01/05/2012