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 - Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) is a highly contagious disease of sheep and goats caused by a Morbillivirus closely related to rinderpest virus and is considered to be one of the most damaging livestock diseases in Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Bearing in mind the strong negative impact that ...read more
08/04/2015
 - Diagnostic Durant la 1ère décade de janvier 2015, le compartiment Nord de l’Aire grégarigène a subi une pluviosité importante si bien que, dans certaines stations, les conditions pluviométriques devenaient excédentaires par rapport aux besoins du Criquet migrateur malgache solitaire. Par conséquent, une mortalité importante des oeufs est à envisager et les ...read more
07/04/2015
 - Peste des petits ruminants (PPR), a highly contagious viral disease affecting sheep and goats, causes a staggering USD 1.45 billion to USD 2.1 billion in losses each year. Since it was first identified in Côte d’Ivoire in 1942, PPR has spread to around 70 countries in Africa, the Middle East ...read more
01/04/2015
 - Situation Overview The political crisis in South Sudan has resulted in massive fighting among rival military and tribal groups since December 2013. This situation has caused countrywide insecurity, massive displacement of men, women and children and loss of livelihoods assets. Crisis-induced factors have worsened the situation of livestock-dependent populations and significantly ...read more
30/03/2015
 - Agriculture at increasing risk Agriculture is a source of livelihood for over 35 percent of the world’s population. Natural hazards and disasters – such as floods, drought, storms, earthquakes, landsides, tsunamis or wildfire – disproportionately affect the small-scale farmers, herders, fishers and forest dependent communities who generate over half of the ...read more
30/03/2015
 - Key points According to the Cadre Harmonisé analysis, shich took place in february-March 2015, in the three Ebola-affected countries more than 1.2 million people are in need of immediate assistance to protect their livelihoods and to prevent malnutrition. This figure could reach 2.2 million between June and August if appropriate mitigation ...read more
25/03/2015
 - FAO’s role and presence in Syria FAO is working with partners to strengthen food security and build the resilience of households, communities and institutions in Syria and neighbouring Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. By integrating relief and development activities, FAO’s resilience building efforts save livelihoods while helping communities lay the foundations ...read more
25/03/2015
 - FAO’s role and presence in Syria FAO is working with partners to strengthen food security and build the resilience of households, communities and institutions in Syria and neighbouring Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. By integrating relief and development activities, FAO’s resilience building efforts save livelihoods while helping communities lay the foundations ...read more
24/03/2015
 - Locust situation In February 2015, the tropical storm Fundi has severely hit almost the entire western side of the Island, the Mahafaly plateau and the peneplain having been less affected. The strong winds associated with the storm resulted in the geographical redistribution of the populations of the Malagasy Migratory Locust and ...read more
23/03/2015
 - Highlights On 13 March, Tropical Cyclone Pam caused severe damage to agriculture (crops, fisheries, livestock and forestry)in Vanuatu’s six provinces, posing an immediate and long-term threat to food security. Tafea is the worst affected province, followed by Shefa, Penama, Malampa, Torba and Sanma. Around 80 percent of the population relies on agriculture ...read more
23/03/2015