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 - Context Food production in the Gaza Strip is constrained by an arid environment and limited access to steady sources of water. This threatens the food security and nutrition of local communities, which is further undermined by a wider context of protracted crisis and continued restricted access to critical livelihood resources for ...read more
07/06/2016
 - This new FAO publication brings an innovative contribution to the existing research work on Ebola. At its height, the outbreak led to border closures, quarantines and other restriction measures which seriously disrupted the marketing of goods including of agricultural commodities. This study provides an analysis of the impact of the Ebola ...read more
01/06/2016
 - Key messages Humanitarian needs in Ethiopia have tripled since the beginning of 2015 as one of the strongest El Niño events on record caused severe drought, leading to successive crop failures and widespread livestock deaths. Food insecurity and malnutrition rates remain high. Insufficient access to and availability of food has caused humanitarian ...read more
30/05/2016
 - The gender dimensions of natural and human-induced disasters Women and men play specific and complementary roles in agriculture and food and nutrition security, which must be taken into account in efforts to build the resilience of their livelihoods. In most countries, women have less access to productive resources, services and employment ...read more
30/05/2016
 - L’invasion du Criquet migrateur malgache a commencé en avril 2012. Les cultures (principalement le riz) et les pâturages étaient sous la menace de dégâts majeurs. Cette invasion acridienne aurait pu avoir un impact négatif considérable sur l’offre interne et le prix des céréales. Compte tenu de l'ampleur de cette invasion, ...read more
30/05/2016
 - This document introduces RIMA-II, the technical evolution of the FAO Resilience Index Measurement and Analysis (RIMA) tool. RIMA was completely and deeply revised by the FAO Resilience Analysis and Policies (RAP) team; it was technically cleared by a restricted group of high-profile experts. RIMA-II will integrate the old version of ...read more
27/05/2016
 - Diagnostic Durant la 2ème décade de janvier 2016, selon les relevés du Centre national antiacridien et en fonction des besoins du Criquet migrateur malgache solitaire, la pluviosité n’était favorable que dans l’Aire grégarigène transitoire Est, l’Aire de multiplication initiale Nord et l’Aire transitoire de multiplication Centre. Elle était souvent excédentaire dans ...read more
26/05/2016
 - Locust situation During March and until the end of the 2nd dekad of April 2016, weather and ecological conditions were highly suitable for the development of the Malagasy Migratory Locust. From the 3rd dekad period of April 2016, rainfall has become very sporadic. As a result, the vegetation started to dry ...read more
24/05/2016
 - COMMITMENT TO ACTION 1. We commit to implementing a “new way of working” that meets people’s immediate humanitarian needs while at the same time reducing risk and vulnerability as proposed in the SG’s report “One Humanity: Shared Responsibility” (paragraphs 124-142) and its Agenda for Humanity, as a joint commitment towards core ...read more
24/05/2016
 - Key messages Damage to livestock is estimated at USD 10.1 million, while damage to agriculture is USD 28.6 million. With much of the country relying on subsistence production to meet their food needs, restoring agriculture and livestock-based livelihoods is essential to revive these sectors. Since the earthquake last April 2015, FAO has ...read more
23/05/2016