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 - Inside this issue: New Uganda FAO Representative Cassava on the verge epidemic Combating illegal harvesting and trade in timber and charcoal New FAO chief on global eradication of hunger
 - - Heavy monsoon rains beginning in mid-August led to severe flooding in Sindh and Balochistan provinces of southern Pakistan, where 70 percent of people depend on agriculture for their livelihood. ‐ Around 10 percent of the flood-affected area remains inundated. ‐ The floods left 3 million people in urgent need of agricultural ...read more
 - Every year, countries in West Africa and Sahel subregion are adversely affected by natural disasters, which result in losses of life, assets and livelihoods and weaken the food and nutrition security of the populations. A holistic approach is needed that would integrate actions intended to strengthen crisis preparedness and to ...read more
 - Même si au niveau national, les productions agricoles ont été moyennes en 2011, cette situation cache de très fortes disparités d’une zone à l’autre du pays, le centre, le sud et le sud-est du pays ayant été très affectés par de fortes baisses de productions agricoles localisées dans certaines Communautés ...read more
 - Sommaire: CountrySTAT-TOGO: Troisième Atelier du Groupe de Travail Pluridisciplinaire; Elaboration d’une stratégie et d’un plan de développement de l’Aquaculture au Togo: Deuxième Réunion du Groupe Consultatif; Renforcement des bases de la sécurité alimentaire des ménages agricoles vulnérables au Togo: Remise de matériels et Equipements au Gouvernement; La bibliothèque virtuelle de la FAO.
 - Elevated risk of food and nutrition insecurity in large areas of the Sahel In Niger, the preliminary estimated results of the ‘rural and ur-ban household food insecurity and vulnerability’ survey were published January 13. The results show that, as of December 2011, over 5.4m persons (34,9 % of the population) were ...read more
 - Seed security interventions in Sudan have focused on improving availability and access through seed aid and seed multiplication. Over the years, determination of the need for seed aid and rehabilitation has largely been based, implicitly or explicitly, on the following studies: post-harvest assessments conducted by the State Ministries of Agriculture ...read more
 - Conventional methods of land preparation and cropping practices can contribute to the degradation of soils and have limited efforts to raise agricultural production beyond subsistence levels in Zambia. Zambia is at high risk of being affected by soaring agricultural commodity and inputs prices. From January to May 2008, fertilizer prices rose ...read more
 - La situation sécuritaire du troisième trimestre de l’année 2011 a été caractérisée par la prolongation des assassi-nats ciblés et des abus des droits humains. Des mesures spéciales de sécurité étaient prises par le Gouvernement visant notamment le renforcement de la surveillance, ce qui a garanti la célébration des festivités de ...read more
 - Climate change, increasing natural disasters, food and energy crises, population growth, water scarcity and desertification, loss of biodiversity, degradation of ecosystems, migration, and growth of cities – the planet is currently facing a multitude of challenges. Mountain regions and their inhabitants are disproportionally affected, but also offer significant opportunities for ...read more