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 - 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
 - An FAO/WFP Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission (CFSAM) visited South Sudan from 16 October to 10 November 2011 to estimate cereal production and assess the food-security situation. Highlights: National cereal production in South Sudan in 2011, estimated at 562 600 tonnes, is about 19 and 25 percent below the previous year’s ...read more
08/02/2012
 - 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
 - - Heavy monsoon rains beginning in mid-August led to severe flooding in Sindh and Balochistan provinces of southern Pakistan, where 70 percent of people depend on agriculture for their livelihood. ‐ Around 10 percent of the flood-affected area remains inundated. ‐ The floods left 3 million people in urgent need of agricultural ...read more
24/01/2012
 - Every year, countries in West Africa and Sahel subregion are adversely affected by natural disasters, which result in losses of life, assets and livelihoods and weaken the food and nutrition security of the populations. A holistic approach is needed that would integrate actions intended to strengthen crisis preparedness and to ...read more
24/01/2012