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 - Highlights FAO activated a Emergency Response in Yemen on 14 July 2015 given the urgent need to scale up its response to the large-scale impacts of the crisis on food security and nutrition. A Humanitarian System-Wide Level-3 Emergency has been active since 1 July 2015. 12.9 million people – close to 50 ...read more
01/10/2015
 - Responding to the occurrence of influenza A (H7N9) virus requires a wide array of disciplines. Unlike H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), H7N9 is a low pathogenic virus that does not cause any disease signs in infected birds. Consequently there is no signal from poultry of the zoonotic risk at ...read more
25/09/2015
 - As the security situation gradually stabilizes, agriculture offers the most opportunities for economic growth, particularly among the youth and returnees who are seeking work and can engage in agricultural activities to rapidly generate an income, while contributing to rebuilding the country’s economy. FAO's response For the 2015 main agricultural campaign, FAO partnered ...read more
21/09/2015
 - Central America is one of the regions most vulnerable to disaster risks due to its geographical location, high climate variability, exposure to extreme hazards and the institutional and socio-economic weaknesses of its population. Agriculture and food and nutrition security face multiple threats that can cause damage and disrupt regular weather ...read more
21/09/2015
 - Highlights The rainfall situation has improved markedly in most parts of the region. However, some areas particularly the south of Benin, Ghana and Togo, northwest Mali, central Mauritania, northeast Niger and northwest Chad still experiencing rainfall deficits. Livestock remains affected by the long lean period especially in areas that have experienced delayed ...read more
16/09/2015
 - The Peace Agreement has been signed, but its impact on the conflict and economic situation is difficult to foresee. Displaced populations in southern Unity State remain cut-off from humanitarian assistance, while other areas of South Sudan have seen heightened tensions in recent weeks. Deteriorating macro-economic conditions have driven a sharp ...read more
14/09/2015
 - Many of the pesticides used in desert locust control pose a risk to the environment and to human health, even if they are used judiciously. To minimize the impact of pesticides use on human health and the environment, member countries of the FAO Commission for Controlling the Desert Locust in ...read more
07/09/2015
 - Déclin de l’invasion acridienne La deuxième campagne antiacridienne du Programme triennal de réponse à l’invasion acridienne, élaboré conjointement par le Ministère de l’agriculture (Minagri) et l’Organisation des Nations Unies pour l’alimentation et l’agriculture (FAO), a atteint son objectif : le déclin de l’invasion acridienne à Madagascar est désormais confirmé. Par ailleurs, ...read more
03/09/2015
 - Featured Stories: Asia-Pacific region achieves MDG hunger target, but millions still chronically hungry Three new projects launched to restore agricultural livelihoods and food security in Mindanao IPC chronic food security analysis of Mindanao Building more resilient farming communities after Typhoon Haiyan Partnerships: working together to improve food security
03/09/2015
 - The current Malagasy Migratory Locust plague began in April 2012. Rice, other crops and pasture resources for livestock were at risk of considerable damage by the locust plague, which could have had a significant negative impact on domestic supply and grain prices. In view of the scale of the plague, it was estimated that ...read more
01/09/2015