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 - Animal health emergencies continue to erupt around the world at an ever-increasing pace. Increased global travel, human migration and informal trade of animals and animal products continue to intensify the risk of disease spread. Infectious diseases and other animal health threats have the potential to move rapidly within a country ...read more
05/11/2018
 - There’s evidence that the intensity and frequency of climate-driven natural disasters and conflicts is increasing. Natural disasters now occur nearly five times as often as 40 years ago. The impact on local economies, on lives and livelihoods, has similarly grown. In some of the worst-hit places, it can seem unrelenting. ...read more
31/10/2018
 - Pastoral livestock production is crucial to the livelihoods and the economy of Africa’s drylands. It developed 7 000 years ago in response to long‑term climate change. It spread throughout Northern Africa as an adaptation to the rapidly changing and increasingly unpredictable arid climate. It is practised in an area representing ...read more
29/10/2018
 - This discussion paper examines the role of farmers’ seed systems in sustaining peace, with a focus on social cohesion as a pathway to positive local collective action. It is both important and timely considering the increasing concentration of hunger and undernutrition in countries in fragile situations and those affected by ...read more
26/10/2018
 - The two waves of refugees from the Central African Republic has provoked one of the most severe humanitarian crises in Central Africa and in the South of Chad. The different camps around the city of Goré host a population of more than 90 000 individuals of which 35% are refugees, ...read more
22/10/2018
 - Key messages Northeastern Nigerian farmers have begun harvesting cereal, vegetable and cash crops (cowpea, groundnut and sesame), following the provision of seed and fertilizer to 112 500 households (790 000 people) in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe under FAO’s 2018 rainy season programme (June‒August 2018). The season appears to have been effective ...read more
18/10/2018
 - Key points The latest IPC analysis (September 2018) indicates that the number of people severely food insecure has increased compared with the previous analysis (March 2018) ‒ from 1.6 to 1.9 million ‒ but is slightly lower than the projection for August 2018 (2 million), showing that despite the assistance provided ...read more
10/10/2018
 - Highlights Security has considerably improved in many parts of the Syrian Arab Republic, which is facilitating the return of IDPs to their respective places of origin. Crop production: Despite improved access to agricultural land in some areas, production of wheat and barley declined sharply in 2018 compared to the previous year due ...read more
09/10/2018
 - Key points According to preliminary results of the latest Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) analysis (August 2018), the number of people severely food insecure (IPC Phases 3 and 4) has nearly doubled compared with the previous analysis ‒ from 7.7 to 13.1 million people (23 percent of the rural population). ...read more
09/10/2018
 - Available evidence indicates that pastoral destitution in Ethiopia is principally driven by feed and water scarcity. Feed resources ought to be considered in the broader perspective and not predominantly during emergency as is the case now. Feed inventory and balance is therefore requisite such that the country is aware of ...read more
05/10/2018