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 - Keys points: Continued deterioration of the food situation of displaced populations in the Lake Chad basin. Increased number of displaced people in Nigeria and Mali. Continuation of the recession and off-season crops activities in most areas of the region. Cereal supplies are deemed generally satisfactory in the region.
06/04/2016
 - Hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition As the international community transitions from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the challenges ahead of Member States is to build on the substantial progress made in reducing poverty and hunger by 2015. A total of 72 countries out of 129 ...read more
05/04/2016
 - FAO’s Rapid Results Drought Response Plan is a time-sensitive call for funds. It responds to the most pressing food security and livelihood needs of people severely affected by poor rains and drought conditions in parts of Somaliland and Puntland. The Plan focuses on short-term tangible results that need to be ...read more
31/03/2016
 - FAO has long been concerned about the impact of war on food security and on how hunger can be one of the drivers of instability and conflict but we also know that actions to promote food security can help prevent a crisis, mitigate its impacts and promote post-crisis recovery and ...read more
30/03/2016
 - Madagascar connaît, depuis 2012, une invasion du Criquet migrateur malgache, Locusta migratoria capito (Saussure, 1884), qui menace dangereusement les productions agropastorales. Afin de répondre à cette invasion acridienne et assurer la mobilisation des ressources, une requête d’assistance technique et financière a été soumise par le Ministère de l’agriculture malgache à ...read more
29/03/2016
 - FAO’s role and presence in Syria FAO is working with partners to strengthen food security and build the resilience of households, communities and institutions in Syria and neighbouring Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. By integrating relief and development activities, FAO’s resilience building efforts save livelihoods while helping communities lay the foundations ...read more
24/03/2016
 - FAO’s role and presence in Syria FAO is working with partners to strengthen food security and build the resilience of households, communities and institutions in Syria and neighbouring Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. By integrating relief and development activities, FAO’s resilience building efforts save livelihoods while helping communities lay the foundations ...read more
24/03/2016
 - Locust situation During January 2016, rains have continued in the Outbreak Area, which has resulted in green vegetation cover and suitable weather and ecological conditions for locust development. In February 2016, rains have decreased and were sporadic. In January and February 2016, the Transitory Multiplication Areas and the Densation Areas of ...read more
23/03/2016
 - Highlights FAO activated a Level 3 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. 14.4 million people – more ...read more
22/03/2016
 - Key messages Without urgent support to increase access to necessary inputs, farmers and herders will remain extremely vulnerable to the devastating and compounding effects of conflict, climatic shocks and economic crisis. Soaring food prices, rapidly depleting food supplies and a likely protracted lean season are impacting families in areas that have been ...read more
18/03/2016