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 - The Global Early Warning - Early Action System (EWEA) report on food security and agriculture is developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) through its EWEA. The system aims to translate forecasts and early warnings into anticipatory action. This report specifically highlights: HIGH RISK: Yemen (risk of famine and spread of cholera), Democratic Republic of ...read more
06/10/2017
 - The paper discusses the role social protection can play in saving livelihoods while also enhancing the capacity of households to respond, cope and withstand threats and crises. It focuses on social protection’s role in protracted crises and fragile and humanitarian contexts, as well as discusses the importance of shock-response systems, ...read more
29/09/2017
 - The information sheet describes the results achieved by the ‘Programme to improve national and regional locust management in Caucasus and Central Asia (CCA)’ established in 2011. The Programme is based on the key concepts of the locust preventive control strategy consisting of monitoring locust habitats. Early to detection of changes ...read more
27/09/2017
 - Members of PREGEC met in Conakry to discuss the progress of this year’s agro-pastoral campaign, the agricultural outlook and the food situation. In preparation for the campaign, governments and their partners made significant strides in helping farmers and pastoralists obtain agricultural inputs (seeds, fertilisers and pesticides) and veterinary materials (vaccines). ...read more
27/09/2017
 - Highlights Rapid response missions are ongoing in Haat, Jonglei and another being prepared for Ayod, Jonglei to take place in the second week of September. Seed fairs complete for the second planting season in Central Equatoria (Juba and Terekeka counties) and Western Equatoria (western region), targetinng 16 258 households. Direct distribution of livelihood ...read more
19/09/2017
 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is conducting a comprehensive study across regions to assess the benefit from applying disaster risk reduction (DRR) good practices in agriculture. The study identify practices that help to reduce the vulnerability of households and communities to natural hazards. The study ...read more
13/09/2017
 - Climate change is predicted to have a marked effect on the agricultural sector in Eastern Africa. However, there is considerable potential to adapt to climate change. This can be done within the framework of the watershed management approach. There are compelling reasons for systematically integrating climate change adaptation and mitigation ...read more
12/09/2017
 - The agriculture sector is vital to Iraq’s economy and has been the second largest contributor to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP). The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has escalated armed activities in the summer of 2014 at a particularly crucial time in the agricultural calendar, leading ...read more
11/09/2017
 - Highlights The ongoing lean season is contributing to a deterioration in food insecurity in northeastern Nigeria – in the three most affected states, the number of food insecure people increased from 4.7 million to 5.2 million people between March and June. While planted crops are generally benefiting from average rainfall across the ...read more
07/09/2017
 - This study offers a framework to better understand how addressing the specific priorities of men and women in nutrition and food interventions in conflict-affected contexts may shape peacebuilding processes and improve gender equality in the aftermath of violent conflicts.
06/09/2017