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 - Highlights 5.2 million people will face acute severe food insecurity in northeastern Nigeria (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States) during the next lean season (Cadre Harmonisé analysis released in March 2017) – immediate intervention is required to assist these populations. In 2017, FAO has requested USD 62 million under the Humanitarian Response Plan ...read more
12/06/2017
 - Highlights FAO Chief Veterinary Officer and ECTAD RAP Regional Manager visit to China Strengthening cooperation in the area of animal health between China and FAO: Veterinary Bureau delegation visits to FAO HQ Advocacy to senior veterinary officials on applying epidemiology into disease control strategies - The 5th Veterinary Epidemiology for Executive (FETPV-E) workshop ...read more
10/06/2017
 - Key Points: Expected seasonal forecast of overall average to slightly below average in the Southern Gulf of Guinea countries. Expected seasonal forecast of overall cumulative rainfall in Sudano-sahelian Africa countries. Millet and sorghum prices have risen above the five past year average in Niger and Mali. 
09/06/2017
 - Highlights FAO Rapid Response Team plan to reach 83 440 households with direct distributions by the end of June Seed Fairs have finished in Lakes, NorthernBahrel-Ghazal, Western Bahrel Ghazal and Warrap; and are under completion in Upper Nile in time for the main planting season (June/July) Foot-and-mouth Disease outbreaks have been confirmed in ...read more
09/06/2017
 - Nature of the threat and its spread in Africa FAW was first detected in Central and Western Africa in early 2016 (Sao Tome and Principe, Nigeria, Benin and Togo) and in late 2016 and 2017 in Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Rwanda, ...read more
05/06/2017
 - Highlights The main planting season is underway in South Sudan and it is critical that farmers are able to safely access their fields for planting, weeding and harvesting. In 2016, despite the worsening security situation, South Sudan’s smallholder farmers produced over 825 000 tonnes of cereals, demonstrating that food production remains ...read more
31/05/2017
 - Highlights FAO South Sudan Rapid Response Team has carried out direct distributions to 1 200 HH in Mayenditand 1 500 HH in Leah Seed Fairs are currently ongoing, targeting 64 000 HH country-wide FAO has vaccinated 526 000 cattle and 371 000 shoats and treated 422 000 cattle and 343 000 shoats Foot-and-Mouth Disease ...read more
30/05/2017
 - The number and frequency of recorded natural disasters, along with the associated impact and damage to livelihoods and economies (local, national), are increasing significantly. Natural disasters often destroy critical agricultural assets and infrastructure, disrupting production cycles, trade flows and livelihoods means. This affects food security and causes additional disruptions throughout ...read more
23/05/2017
 - Cash is disbursed to individuals and households that are living in poverty, food insecure and/or vulnerable to shocks and crises. Cash transfers can be unconditional or conditional.
17/05/2017
 - Input trade fairs are one-day temporary markets that provide farmers and pastoralists access to agricultural inputs and services through the exchange of vouchers.
17/05/2017