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 - Key messages After missing three consecutive agricultural seasons, restoring agricultural livelihoods is a priority for host communities and displaced people to avoid the deterioration of the food security situation during the lean season (May – September). Limited funding received in 2016 for food security and livelihoods interventions is of major concern for ...read more
 - Key messages As a result of the socio-political crisis and floods, rural and urban populations in Burundi have sold part of their assets, crops and small livestock, causing the deterioration of their already fragile livelihoods. An estimated 90 000 people were affected by the El Niño phenomenon (heavy rains, strong winds, floods ...read more
 - 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
 - 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
 - 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
 - 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
 - The current Malagasy Migratory Locust plague began in April 2012. Crops (mainly rice) and pastures were at risk of considerable damage from this locust plague, which could have had a significant negative impact on domestic supply and grain prices. In view of the scale of the plague, it was estimated ...read more
 - 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
 - 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
 - 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