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 - A joint FAO/WFP Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission (CFSAM) visited Haiti from 16 June to 13 July 2010 to evaluate food crop production in the 2010 spring cropping season and to forecast forthcoming summer and autumn/winter season harvests and the cereal import requirements for the 2010/11 marketing year. Highlights Despite the ...read more
21/09/2010
 - The scale of losses to the agriculture sector caused by the Pakistan floods is unprecedented and further unfolding. Approximately 80 percent of people in the flood-affected areas depend on agriculture for their livelihood. One of the greatest challenges on the ground is assisting farmers to recover their land in time ...read more
10/09/2010
 - The scale of losses to the agriculture sector caused by the Pakistan floods is unprecedented and further unfolding. Approximately 4 out of 5 people in the flood-affected areas depend on agriculture for their livelihood. One of the greatest challenges on the ground is helping farmers to recover their land in ...read more
03/09/2010
 - Sommaire: Prévention et lutte contre la grippe aviaire: Dans le cadre des activités du projet FAO grippe aviaire financé par l’Union Européenne (UE), le mois de septembre 2010 a été essentiellement marqué par l’organisation de quatre ateliers; Renforcement des bases de sécurité alimentaire des ménages vulnérables au Togo: Dans le cadre de ce projet ...read more
01/09/2010
 - A l’instar des autres pays de la région ouest-africaine, le Sénégal a enregistré aux mois d’août et de septembre 2009 des pluies diluviennes qui ont provoqué d’importantes inondations en milieu périurbain et rural. Plus de 30 000 foyers de la banlieue de Dakar ont été sinistrés, ainsi que 5 732 ...read more
01/09/2010
 - This issue comes at a time when we are preparing to celebrate World Food Day, which falls on October, 16 every year. This year’s theme is United against Hunger; chosen to recognize efforts made by all actors in the fight against hunger. In this issue, you will read about the ...read more
01/09/2010
 - Inside this issue: • From the Desk of FAOR Kenya • From the Desk of Regional Manager a.i • Workshop for Regional Strategy • Meet the ECTAD Eastern Africa Team • Busia Cross-Border Simulation • Promoting Networks in the Region • Participation in IRCM • ECTAD Mission and Mandate • Upcoming Regional Events
01/09/2010
 - Selega Farmer’s Cooperative Get Power Tiller Women of the Selega Farmers Cooperative gathered around the power tiller provided by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) with funding from the European Union Food Facility (EUFF). All eyes were set on one of the cooperative members, Lawrence Ballah, as ...read more
01/09/2010
 - Beginning on 22 July 2010, Pakistan was struck by torrential monsoon rains, causing the most severe floods in living memory. According to official estimates to date, the floods have affected 17.2 million individuals, killed 1 539 people and damaged/destroyed 1.2 million homes. Evacuations and major new flooding have been reported ...read more
26/08/2010
 - It is more than two weeks since the onset of the 2010 monsoon and the heaviest torrential rains ever recorded in Pakistan, which triggered flash and riverine floods that ravaged large parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Punjab and continue to devastate Sindh and Baluchistan as the water moves southward. ...read more
19/08/2010