Average agricultural production levels are expected in the Sahel and West Africa, except in some localized areas
The resurgence of locusts in Mauritania requires reinforcement of monitoring and treatment systems
The commercial crisis of cashew nut in Guinea Bissau caused a deterioration on household food security
- With the onset of the rainy season in late September, ecological conditions are becoming suitable for the maturation of the swarming populations and their subsequent mating and egg-laying (adequate soil moisture and grass greening). Hatching of non-swarming populations was already reported.
Several swarms, whose size was of 3 600 hectares on ...read more
The lean season is coming to an end as food crop harvests are ongoing in the Sahel. The poorest households begin to supply their exhausted food stocks but are still facing difficulties accessing adequate food on markets.
Aggravating factors such as population displacements and floods affect livelihoods of already vulnerable and ...read more
- Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) is a government-led exercise, with integrated support from the United Nations, the European Commission, the World Bank and other national and international actors. The PDNA approach encompasses two perspectives - the valuation of physical damages and economic losses, and the identification of human recovery needs ...read more
- Cultivated mainly on marginal lands by small-scale farmers, cassava is an inexpensive and essential part of the diet of vulnerable communities across Africa. Millions of people depend on the crop.
Two virus diseases are now threatening the cassava production in East and Central Africa. With funding from the European Union, the ...read more
- An FAO/WFP Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission (CFSAM), including both financial and technical support from IFAD and the Ministry of Agriculture (MinAgri), visited Madagascar from 19 June to 13 July 2013.
Madagascar’s 2013 rice output is estimated at 3.6 million tonnes (paddy), about 21 percent below the above-average level of ...read more