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 - Agro-forestry in South-eastern Madagascar The South-eastern region of Madagascar, where most families (80% of the population) depend on agriculture, is regularly affected by floods and cyclones, causing severe damages to crops, land degradation and loss of human lives and livelihoods. Repeated climatic shocks, such as floods and cyclones erode poor families’ ...read more
01/12/2011
 - La RDC est le théâtre de l’une des pires crises humanitaires au monde. La bonne tenue des premières élections démocratiques depuis 40 ans à la fin de l’année 2006 et la mise en place d’un nouveau gouvernement début 2007 avaient apporté beaucoup d’espoir dans le pays. Cependant, force est de ...read more
30/11/2011
 - Heavy monsoon rains beginning in mid-August have led to severe flooding in Sindh and Balochistan provinces of southern Pakistan. Sindh has been hardest hit, suffering the majority of losses/damage across all districts. More than 3 million flood-affected and food-insecure people (352 000 families) urgently require agricultural support to resume farming ...read more
14/11/2011
 - Famine conditions persist in southern Somalia where 3 million people face food insecurity and require emergency life saving and livelihood support at scale. Some 750 000 lives remain at risk and conditions are not likely to improve through December 2011 without large scale multi-sectoral humanitarian assistance. With the secondary harvest ...read more
09/11/2011
 - Sommaire: Elaboration d’une Stratégie Nationale et d’un Plan National de Développement de l’Aquaculture au Togo: Voyage d’Etude et d’Echange sur l’organisation du secteur aquacole au Ghana; Réhabilitation des moyens d’existence de 4 100 ménages agricoles dans les régions Maritime, Centrale, Kara et Savanes du Togo: Distribution de kits de matériels agricoles aux ...read more
01/11/2011
 - Millions of people at risk of food insecurity in the Sahel The regional meeting on the agriculture and food security outlook in West Africa and the Sahel (PREGEC), held in Cotonou (from 24 to 26 November), assessed the 2011 agropastoral season as follows: the 2011/2012 crop production in West Africa and ...read more
01/11/2011
 - FAO and CARE co-host Regional DRR and FS/DRR Workshop FAO and CARE joined hands in organizing the second DIPECHO/ECHO threeday regional workshop on “Experiencebased Disaster Risk Reduction in the Southeast Africa and Southwest Indian Ocean Region” in Johannesburg, South Africa from 25 to 27 October 2011. The workshop aimed at collating ...read more
01/11/2011
 - La situation sécuritaire des mois de septembre et octo-bre 2011 est entachée par des cas de tueries ciblées, tout comme les mois précédents. Selon le HCR, les préparatifs pour l’accueil des 38000 burundais refugies dans le camp de Mtabila, en Tanza-nie continuent. Cependant le mouvement de retour a été presqu’c inexistant ...read more
01/11/2011
 - Heavy monsoon rains beginning in mid-August have led to severe flooding in southern Pakistan. Sindh province has been hardest hit, with nearly all of the deaths, casualties and damages caused by the floods, spread across all 23 districts. The floods have affected over 9.3 million people. An estimated 70% people in the ...read more
28/10/2011
 - To-date, FAO has received just USD 65 million towards its emergency interventions in response to the drought in the Horn of Africa. A further USD 95 million is still required to assist drought-hit populations in the region. Over 40 000 households (241 458 people) have already participated in FAO’s ongoing ...read more
14/10/2011