- Following unusual rains in late 2011 and early 2012, Desert Locust infestations were first reported in southwest Libya and in southeast Algeria in January 2012.
Despite insecurity along both sides of the border, more than 60 000 hectares have been treated by national teams, thanks to the support provided to Libya ...read more
- Crops and livestock sectors are the most affected by the ongoing crisis in Syria.
Major affected crops are the strategic crops, such as wheat and barley; fruit and other trees (cherry, olive, other fruits, ornamental trees) and vegetables in the 9 governorates. Rise in fuel costs and unavailability of labor force ...read more
- Zimbabwe’s economy is beginning to rebound after more than ten years of decline. With that, availability of and access to food is improving. Given that more than two-thirds of Zimbabweans make a living from agriculture, a healthy agriculture sector is essential to the country’s recovery. Finding innovative ways to unlock ...read more
- Zimbabwe’s economy is starting to turn around after almost a decade of recession characterized by macroeconomic and political challenges. During this time, the near collapse of formal marketing channels, as well as shortages and high prices of key agricultural inputs (fertilizers, seeds, crops and chemicals), resulted in steep drops in ...read more
- After a decade of economic decline, marked by hyperinflation, high unemployment rates and steep drops in agricultural production, Zimbabwe’s economy is beginning to bounce back.
And with that, support for the country’s smallholder farmers – numbering over 1.5 million – is moving away from free handouts to more innovative, market-based approaches. ...read more
- Zimbabwe’s economy is starting to improve after a long period of economic decline from 2000 to 2008. The agriculture sector plays a key role in the country’s economic recovery, with about 70 percent of the population depending on agriculture for their livelihood. However, post-grain harvest losses remain a major concern ...read more
- The economy of Zimbabwe – a country once considered the breadbasket of southern Africa – is beginning to turn around after a decade-long recession that saw sharp drops in agricultural production, reduced incomes and food shortages. Roughly 70 percent of the country makes a living from agriculture, so a strong ...read more
- Inside this issue:
Transforming Dairy Farming
Farmers sustain lucrative market for “Irish” potatoes
Budding honey production
Northern Uganda farmers get 2.3 Tonnes of seeds
Revitalizing Community Animal Health in Karamoja
- Dry conditions have generally eased in many parts of the Greater Horn of Africa following the onset of rains in parts of Ethiopia, Kenya, Djibouti, Somalia, South Sudan and Uganda. However, significant rainfall deficits remain in some parts of the subregion and are likely to affect crop production in eastern Kenya, southern ...read more
- Key Points
Overall, normal start of the growing season in the Sahel
Locust numbers increase in Mali and Niger
Food security situation of concern in northern Mali
International and regional markets : increase of grain prices in Niger and Senegal and stability in Burkina Faso and Mali (south and center)