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 - The 2014-2015 cropping campaign was characterized by a late onset. Despite a better spatial and temporal rainfall distribution in August and September, the significant rainfall deficit persisted in the Western part of the Sahel (Cap Verde, Mauritania, Senegal, the Gambia and Guinea-Bissau) and some areas of Mali, Niger and Chad. ...read more
25/11/2014
 - FAO’S response A major food crisis has been contained thanks to timely donor support that has allowed emergency crop production support, saving families from a domino effect of continued losses, as well as preventing farmers from adopting negative coping strategies with long-term effects. Resilience building FAO and NGO partners have provided crop production ...read more
24/11/2014
 - Durant la 1ère décade d'octobre 2014, une augmentation progressive de la pluviosité a été constatée dans la majeure partie de la Grande-Île: la saison des pluies a effectivement commencé. Les estimations de FEWS-NET indiquaient que la pluviosité variait de 10 à 40 mm dans la majeure partie de la Grande-Île. ...read more
19/11/2014
 - En septembre 2014, l'aridité persistait sur le versant occidental de la Grande-Île, sauf dans le Melaky et le Sud-Est qui ont reçu des pluies précoces relativement importantes. Les températures sont restées basses dans les Hautes-Terres mais étaient plus élevées dans les Basses- et Moyennes-Terres. Les populations acridiennes, solitaires et transiens ...read more
19/11/2014
 - HIGHLIGHTS FAO is providing assistance in four critical areas of intervention, in support of over 154 000 families in the Philippines: Rice and corn farming – FAO has supported some 100 000 rice and corn farmers since December 2013. Livelihoods were restored rapidly, with big returns. For example, the rice seed distributed ...read more
05/11/2014
 - FAO's response Funds received to‐date have enabled FAO to distribute 500 806 livelihood kits (crop, vegetable, fishing), as well as vaccinating more than 1.5 million animals, and reach more than 1.9 million people in South Sudan. FAO is currently preparing and pre‐positioning inputs for the upcoming season, while continuing ongoing distributions for ...read more
05/11/2014
 - The end of the winter period was marked by the first rains in late September. These rains have continued throughout October, resulting in the growth and greening of the vegetation and in a first replenishment of soil water reserves. However, some regions in the southwest of Madagascar are still very ...read more
31/10/2014
 - List of practitioners trained in needs assessment.
29/10/2014
 - HIGHLIGHTS The unprecedented political and military crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR), which started in December 2012, has devastated the country’s overall economy with the Gross Domestic Product falling by 37 percent in 2013 compared to 2012. The agricultural sector, the backbone of the economy, has also contracted by 46 percent ...read more
29/10/2014
 - Key points The agricultural productions (cereal and pulses) are expected to be lower than the five-year average in the Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Mauritania and Senegal. Market cereal supply is adequate with stable or decreasing prices, except in some markets in Mali, Senegal, Chad and Niger where price increases have been observed. The prevention ...read more
24/10/2014