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 - Highlights 5.1 million people face acute food insecurity in northeast Nigeria (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States) during the next lean season (Cadre harmonisé analysis released on 28 October) – immediate intervention is required to assist these populations. A recent Special IPC Alert on Borno State (FEWS NET; 16 December) noted that ...read more
19/01/2017
 - This introduction frames the entire series of guidance notes "Improving food security and nutrition in protracted crises – guidance to implement the CFS-FFA", providing background on protracted crises and the Framework for Action for Food Security and Nutrition in Protracted Crises (CFS-FFA) and also presenting the objectives of the series. ...read more
19/01/2017
 - Preventing animal disease and plant pest outbreaks and food safety incidents before they occur is essential to protecting the food chain. Most food chain crises are preventable with timely actions and the right investments. The Food Chain Crisis - Emergency Prevention System, known as FCC-EMPRES, is FAO’s approach to pursuing ...read more
18/01/2017
 - Highlights Humanitarian needs in Ethiopia have halved since last year owing to generally average crop production, wide-scalehumanitarian coverage and proactive Government response in 2016. Food insecurity levels remain alarming despite improving national food availability. Since July, the number of priority hotspots has increased by 15 percent – largely owing to slow livelihoods ...read more
17/01/2017
 - FAO’s Rapid Results Drought Response Plan addresses the most time-sensitive needs of rural families across Somalia. In 2016, Somalia’s two main rainy seasons were poor, both Gu (April-June) and Deyr (October-December). Drought has been declared across the country: from the north’s largely pastoral arid lands, down through the central and ...read more
16/01/2017
 - Key points Some 2.9 million Iraqis are food insecure – 77 percent are women, children or elderly. Agricultural production has declined by 40 per cent since 2014. A livestock vaccination and animal feeding program is needed to support farmers fleeing conflict with livestock, some of which are likely to carry diseases. In many retaken ...read more
12/01/2017
 - In Mali, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is currently experimenting the “productive transfers” approach (CASH+), implemented successfully in 2014 in other countries – including countries from West Africa. The 18-month programme combines unconditional cash transfers with the provision of in-kind livestock inputs (goats and animal feed) to ...read more
11/01/2017
 - Les points essentiels: Les prévisions régionales de la production agricole sont en hausse par rapport à la moyenne des cinq dernières années. Toutefois, des baisses de la production céréalière sont notées au Libéria et en Mauritanie. Les résultats du Cadre Harmonisé indiquent que 10,4 millions de personnes dans la région sont en ...read more
09/01/2017
 - Key points An estimated 90 000 people were affected by El Niño (heavy rains, strong winds, floods and landslides) in late 2015 and early 2016, and now Burundi is experiencing late, irregular and insufficient rainfall. An estimated 10 000 households from Ruyigi, Kirundo, Cankuzo and Rutana are fleeing their homes due ...read more
05/01/2017
 - In the Sahel, around 65 percent of the active population works in the agriculture sector and their livelihoods are therefore affected by climate change, markets and environmental factors. More than half of these are women. Recurring crises pose real concerns for the achievement of sustainable food and nutrition security in ...read more
23/12/2016