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 - Globally, 108 million people in 2016 were reported to be facing Crisis level food insecurity or worse (IPC Phase 3 and above). This represents a 35 percent increase compared to 2015 when the figure was almost 80 million. The acute and wide-reaching effects of conflicts left significant numbers of food insecure ...read more
31/03/2017
 - Boko Haram-related violence in northeastern Nigeria has spilled over to areas of neighbouring Sahelian countries in the Lake Chad Basin – specifically, Cameroon, Chad and the Niger – with devastating effects on food security and livelihoods. The violence has driven millions from their homes and hampered access to agricultural lands ...read more
31/03/2017
 - Despite good food supplies overall, civil unrest in the Lake Chad basin and in northern Mali continues to negatively a ect the livingconditions of households in the region, resulting in a critical food and nutrition situation in parts of Burkina Faso, Chad, northern Mali, Mauritania, Niger, northern Nigeria and Senegal. ...read more
29/03/2017
 - Key highlights The food security and nutrition situation is expected to deteriorate from June 2017 with the depletion of food stocks during the lean season in most of the countries. People displacement and insecurity aggravate the severity of food insecurity, with the effect of increasing the number of people in crisis ...read more
29/03/2017
 - From 12 to 18 January 2017, FAO and IGAD partnered to conduct a rapid assessment to understand drought impact on livelihoods, food security and nutrition in cross-border areas in order to inform appropriate and coordinated responses. The assessment teams visited 32 locations in cross-border areas of Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia. The results of the assessment show that 380 ...read more
15/02/2017
 - The assessment revealed that in Omusati at least 97 percent of the communities were reliant on crop production followed by Kunene which reported only 20 percent. Erongo region had 96 percent households reporting that they were reliant on livestock farming followed by Kunene at 72 percent. Pearl millet (mahangu) and ...read more
12/12/2016
 - Grâce aux contributions de la Belgique à son Fonds spécial pour les activités d’urgence et de relèvement (SFERA), la FAO a établi en 2008 un volet spécifique de « Capacité de réponse en intrants agricoles » (CRIA) qui permet des interventions rapides et de qualité visant à protéger les moyens ...read more
05/12/2016
 - The Cadre Harmonisé (CH) is a current regional framework aimed to prevent food crisis by quickly identifying affected populations and proffering appropriate measures to improve their food and nutrition security. This analysis used the food and nutrition security outcome indicators corroborated by relevant contributing factors to identify the food and ...read more
29/10/2016
 - On 3 October 2016, Category 4 Hurricane Matthew cut a path of destruction across the Republic of Haiti. Its devastating winds and heavy rainfall caused widespread damage in the southwest of the country. The most affected departments are Grande-Anse, Sud, Sud-Est and Nippes. The death toll in the country is rising to at least ...read more
26/10/2016
 - Participants in the regional technical consultation on agricultural and food prospects in the Sahel and West Africa, held from 19 to 21 September 2016, in Lomé, Togo, draw the following conclusions: 1. As part of preparations for the agro-pastoral season, States and their partners provided support to farmers with inputs (seeds, ...read more
26/09/2016