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 - Highlights The Central African Republic (CAR) is gripped by unprecedented civil conflict and insecurity severely affecting economic activity and devastating livelihoods. In 2013 the Gross Domestic Product was 28.3 percent less than in 2012 while the agricultural sector contracted by 36.9 percent. Imports from neighbouring countries declined by 25.7 percent in 2013 and ...read more
07/04/2014
 - The Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Diseases (ECTAD) of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) was asked to participate in the Ministerial level meeting on the H7N9 national preparedness plan. H7N9 is a virus that causes influenza in poultry and human beings, and has been spreading in ...read more
04/04/2014
 - South Sudan faces a major food and nutrition crisis; but we have an opportunity NOW to mitigate some of its impacts. The food security outlook is increasingly alarming in the most conflict-affected states (Jonglei, Upper Nile and Unity), and is unlikely to improve in the short-term. Livelihoods are diversified in these ...read more
04/04/2014
 - Food insecurity An estimated 6.3 million people in Syria are highly vulnerable to food insecurity and in critical need of food and agriculture support. The crisis has severely limited food production, marketing and imports. Livelihood loss, deepening poverty, inflation and steep depreciation of the Syrian pound have further eroded the capacity ...read more
03/04/2014
 - Highlights 2.5 million people need immediate humanitarian assistance; and one in five Central Africans is now internally displaced. These figures are likely to rise as the conflict places millions at risk of a full-scale food and nutrition security crisis due to low production in 2013 coupled with prevailing chronic countrywide malnutrition, ...read more
03/04/2014
 - HIGHLIGHTS Despite the 2013 harvest in the Sahel being equivalent to the last five years average, more than 25 million people remain food insecure in 2014. The agricultural production of the poorest households in 2013 was insufficient to restore their livelihoods and covered only their nutritional needs until March 2014. They ...read more
03/04/2014
 - An MAFCRD/ FAO Planting Assessment Mission visited West and Central Equatoria from 28th March to 9th April 2014 to assess the overall land preparation and planting situation in the two States. The Mission, funded by the EU under the “Agriculture and Food Information System for Decision Support (AFIS)” Project in South ...read more
01/04/2014
 - Durant la troisième décade de février 2014, les estimations de FEWS-NET indiquaient que la pluviosité a été supérieure à 40 mm dans quasiment toute la Grande-Île. La pluviosité était donc excédentaire à hyper-excédentaire par rapport aux besoins du Criquet migrateur malgache dans l’Aire grégarigène : 78,5 mm à Manja, 84,1 ...read more
01/04/2014
 - The second generation of breeding of the rainy season, which started during the first half of January 2014, is coming to an end. Therefore, more and more winged populations are appearing, much more visible than hopper bands, that results in numerous reports. The current infested area stretched from Soalala area (at ...read more
31/03/2014
 - Inside this issue: Uganda to benefit from initiative to tackle food losses FAO mapping technologies help fill gaps in Uganda’s forest data African Union declares 2014, “Year of Agriculture and Food Security in Africa” Uganda MPs embark on journey through Kenya’s and Ethiopia’s cattle corridor Karamoja farmers make millions from vegetable sales Disaster Risk Reduction Action ...read more
25/03/2014