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 - Highlights The PRESAO forum results indicate a high probability that expected rainfall in 2014 will be inferior than in 2013 in the region, notably in Western Sahel The FAO food prices index records a strong increase for the second consecutive month Coarse grain prices (millet, sorghum) are still high and above the five-year ...read more
08/05/2014
 - HIGHLIGHTS FAO has assisted nearly 44 000 affected families to plant rice after the Typhoon Haiyan in time for the December/January planting season, filling the gap in rice seed requirements identified by the Government for Regions VI and VIII in the Philippines. By June, this will yield enough rice to feed ...read more
05/05/2014
 - Durant la première décade de mars 2014, les estimations de FEWS-NET indiquaient que la plage optimale pluviométrique a été atteinte sur une bande diagonale d'environ 200 km de largeur, de Belo-sur-Tsiribihina à Vangaindrano; le reste de Madagascar a été déficitaire au vu des besoins du Criquet migrateur malgache. La pluviosité ...read more
30/04/2014
 - Highlights 2.5 million people need immediate humanitarian assistance; and one in five Central Africans is now internally displaced. These figures are likely to rise as the conflict places millions at risk of a full-scale food and nutrition security crisis due to low production in 2013 coupled with prevailing chronic countrywide malnutrition, ...read more
24/04/2014
 - En février 2014, la pluviométrie enregistrée dans la Grande-Île a diminué par rapport à celle de janvier 2014. La plage optimale pluviométrique continuait à être atteinte dans la majeure partie des acrido-régions. Le taux de verdissement des strates herbeuses était de l’ordre de 100 %. Suite à ces conditions éco-météorologiques ...read more
17/04/2014
 - Key points: Seasonal precipitation forecasts indicate possible cumulative rainfall deficits in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone during the rainy season. The pastoralist situation is characterized by pasture depletion and the disruption of transhumance routes in conflict areas of the region. Market prices are decreasing or stable in most markets, partly due to weak ...read more
09/04/2014
 - Highlights The Central African Republic (CAR) is gripped by unprecedented civil conflict and insecurity severely affecting economic activity and devastating livelihoods. In 2013 the Gross Domestic Product was 28.3 percent less than in 2012 while the agricultural sector contracted by 36.9 percent. Imports from neighbouring countries declined by 25.7 percent in 2013 and ...read more
07/04/2014
 - The Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Diseases (ECTAD) of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) was asked to participate in the Ministerial level meeting on the H7N9 national preparedness plan. H7N9 is a virus that causes influenza in poultry and human beings, and has been spreading in ...read more
04/04/2014
 - South Sudan faces a major food and nutrition crisis; but we have an opportunity NOW to mitigate some of its impacts. The food security outlook is increasingly alarming in the most conflict-affected states (Jonglei, Upper Nile and Unity), and is unlikely to improve in the short-term. Livelihoods are diversified in these ...read more
04/04/2014
 - Food insecurity An estimated 6.3 million people in Syria are highly vulnerable to food insecurity and in critical need of food and agriculture support. The crisis has severely limited food production, marketing and imports. Livelihood loss, deepening poverty, inflation and steep depreciation of the Syrian pound have further eroded the capacity ...read more
03/04/2014