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 - Highlights 13.5 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance, with the crisis now in its sixth year. 6.5 million people are displaced internally, and 4.8 million people are registered refugees in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. 8.7 million people are food insecure – half of the people remaining in Syria. In 2015, ...read more
13/04/2016
 - Featured Stories FAO and DA take agriculture disaster risk reduction to the next level Restoring livelihoods of typhoon-hit farmers in Central Luzon Pikit farmers acquire livelihood and disaster risk reduction skills Regional food security initiatives gain momentum in the Philippines Fisheries Improvement Plans adopted by 11 coastal communities FAO’s Typhoon Haiyan experience: Building back better means ...read more
11/04/2016
 - Diagnostic Durant la 1ère décade de janvier 2016, selon les relevés du Centre national antiacridien et au regard des besoins du Criquet migrateur malgache solitaire, la pluviosité était faible à moyenne dans l’Aire de multiplication initiale et l’Aire transitoire de multiplication, sauf dans le sud de l'Aire transitoire de multiplication Centre. ...read more
11/04/2016
 - Highlights With a projected population of about 11.8 million people in mid-2016, the overall cereal deficit in January-December 2016 marketing year is estimated at about 380 000 tonnes, over 130 000 tonnes (54 percent) more than the deficit estimated for 2015. In late 2015, 49 percent of South Sudan’s population was food ...read more
07/04/2016
 - The flooding and devastation caused in Myanmar by Cyclone Komen in July-August last year has exacerbated food insecurity for poor rural communities living in Myanmar’s hardest-hit regions and highlighted their vulnerability to withstand similar emergencies in the future. An assessment mission conducted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN ...read more
07/04/2016
 - Keys points: Continued deterioration of the food situation of displaced populations in the Lake Chad basin. Increased number of displaced people in Nigeria and Mali. Continuation of the recession and off-season crops activities in most areas of the region. Cereal supplies are deemed generally satisfactory in the region.
06/04/2016
 - Hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition As the international community transitions from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the challenges ahead of Member States is to build on the substantial progress made in reducing poverty and hunger by 2015. A total of 72 countries out of 129 ...read more
05/04/2016
 - FAO’s Rapid Results Drought Response Plan is a time-sensitive call for funds. It responds to the most pressing food security and livelihood needs of people severely affected by poor rains and drought conditions in parts of Somaliland and Puntland. The Plan focuses on short-term tangible results that need to be ...read more
31/03/2016
 - FAO has long been concerned about the impact of war on food security and on how hunger can be one of the drivers of instability and conflict but we also know that actions to promote food security can help prevent a crisis, mitigate its impacts and promote post-crisis recovery and ...read more
30/03/2016
 - Madagascar connaît, depuis 2012, une invasion du Criquet migrateur malgache, Locusta migratoria capito (Saussure, 1884), qui menace dangereusement les productions agropastorales. Afin de répondre à cette invasion acridienne et assurer la mobilisation des ressources, une requête d’assistance technique et financière a été soumise par le Ministère de l’agriculture malgache à ...read more
29/03/2016