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 - Welcome to the second issue of the FAO - Uganda Information Bulletin in 2010. Farmer Field Schools have proven to be an effective farmer-led extension methodology in Uganda. In 2006, FAO adapted the methodology to the northern Uganda situation as one of the strategies to facilitate the resettlement process in ...read more
03/05/2010
 - Regional food security situation update Deteriorating Situation in Southern Sudan Following on from the April FSNWG Update, the food security situation in some parts of Southern Sudan is deteriorating mainly due to the combined effects of poor rains in the last cropping season and consequent crop failure, civil-tribal conflicts, cattle raiding and ...read more
03/05/2010
 - More than 40 percent of the population in the Horn of Africa (HoA) is undernourished and millions are food insecure. Those suffering most from food insecurity are subsistence farmers, pastoralists and agro-pastoralists whose livelihoods largely depend on agriculture and animal production. The interagency Taskforce on the UN Response to Long-Term ...read more
30/04/2010
 - Le Bassin ouest – défini dans le cas de cette étude comme englobant la Gambie, la Guinée, la Guinée-Bissau, le Sénégal, la région de Kayes au Mali et la Mauritanie – est caractérisé par une forte dépendance des importations de riz. En 2008, la crise de la flambée des prix ...read more
22/04/2010
 - Les membres du Réseau de prévention des crises alimentaires (RPCA) réunis à Paris les 8 et 9 avril 2010 confirment à l’unanimité que la zone sahélienne fait face à une crise alimentaire et nutritionnelle sérieuse. Cette analyse fait suite aux évaluations annuelles des récoltes et de la sécurité alimentaire dans ...read more
09/04/2010
 - Eastern Sahel threatened by food and pastoral crisis Following the 2009‐2010 cropping season millions of people in the pastoral and agro‐pastoral areas are in food insecurity in Niger, Chad and in the North East of Mali. CILSS and its partners are renewing their appeal for an urgent response to tackle this ...read more
01/04/2010
 - Regional Emergency Office for Southern Africa (REOSA) Policy Brief 3, April 2010 Since the first case of HIV was diagnosed in Malawi in 1985, many parents in their most economically productive years have succumbed to AIDS-related illnesses, often leaving behind young children. According to the Ministry of Gender, Children and Community ...read more
01/04/2010
 - Regional Emergency Office for Southern Africa (REOSA) Policy Brief 2, April 2010 In southern Africa, children affected by HIV and AIDS are becoming the most vulnerable members of society. By 2010, more than 18 million children will have lost one or both parents as a consequence of the HIV epidemic, while ...read more
01/04/2010
 - Regional Emergency Office for Southern Africa (REOSA) Policy Brief 1, April 2010 Despite greater access to antiretroviral (ARV) drugs in southern Africa, the current HIV epidemic continues to result in increasing numbers of orphaned and vulnerable children. In many countries in the region, as many as 50 per cent of all ...read more
01/04/2010
 - Expanding Acute Food and Livelihood Crisis in DRC Preliminary results of the DRC Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) from March 2010 indicate that the food security situation has worsened since 2009 in most parts of the country. Populations in several territories in the Equateur province (northwest) are in Acute Food ...read more
01/04/2010