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 - Each year the population of West Africa faces crises that may vary in nature or intensity or affect different livelihood zones, but as these shocks are reoccurring in closer succession, more people are trapped in a downward cycle of vulnerability. Food security and nutrition indicators in the West Africa region ...read more
01/01/2010
 - In Georgia, livestock production represents 60 percent of the total value of agricultural production. After the dissolution of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s, livestock farming started developing in Georgia and today there are 1 200 000 livestock, out of which 750 000 are cows. In the middle of ...read more
02/11/2009
 - FAO’s Emergency and Rehabilitation Coordination Unit (ERCU) has been a central provider of agricultural information and technical advice for the humanitarian community in Zimbabwe since 2002. FAO also supports and participates in major national agricultural assessments and surveys, such as national crop assessments, the FAO/World Food Programme Food and Crop ...read more
01/09/2009
 - Le ralentissement de l'activité économique à l'échelle mondiale qui est survenu après la crise alimentaire de 2008 et l'augmentation des prix des produits alimentaires, se sont traduits au niveau des pays en développement comme le Sénégal, par une augmentation de l'insécurité alimentaire qui frappe les populations vulnérables. Dans ce context, la FAO apporte ...read more
01/09/2009
 - Tbilisi, Georgia Two kilometres from the border of South Ossetia lies the village of Ditsi (42°12'34"N 44°1'46"E), which was on the front line of the conflict in August 2008. Upon fleeing the residents of Ditsi had to undergo forced changes to their lives, with their harvest damaged or completely lost in ...read more
01/09/2009
 - The Food and Agricultural Organizations of the United Nations (FAO) responded rapidly to the August 2008 conflict, working with the Government of Georgia and international partners to conduct a comprehensive agricultural sector needs assessment and appeal for emergency agricultural support through the UN Consolidated Appeal Process. The USAID provided a USD5.5 ...read more
01/09/2009
 - Strategic programme framework 2010-2015 This regional strategic programme framework, entitled “Cassava diseases in central, eastern and southern Africa” (CaCESA), has been prepared by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). It aims to assist countries affected by cassava pests and diseases. These are significantly affecting groups such as internally ...read more
01/09/2009
 - Des initiatives pour prévenir et gérer les crises alim es sont en marche depuis plusieurs décennies au Sahel et en Afrique de l'Ouest : mise en place et animation d'un dispositif régional de suivi de la situation alimentaire et d'un réseau de prévention des crises alimentaires, harmonisation des méthodes des ...read more
03/08/2009
 - Tbilisi, Georgia Not far away from the South Ossetian border on a verdant hillside lies the village of Shavshvebi (42°1'18"N 44°13'40"E) surrounded by hundreds of acres of fertile land. The farmers in the village suffered enormously during the armed conflict between Georgia and Russia in August 2008 were working hard during ...read more
01/07/2009
 - The Food and Agricultural Organizations of the United Nations (FAO) responded rapidly to the August 2008 conflict, working with the Government of Georgia and international partners to conduct a comprehensive agricultural sector needs assessment and appeal for emergency agricultural support through the UN Consolidated Appeal Process. In response to the Georgia ...read more
01/06/2009