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 - Highlights 2.5 million people need immediate humanitarian assistance; and one in five Central Africans has been 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
12/05/2014
 - HIGHLIGHTS FAO has assisted nearly 44 000 affected families to plant rice after the Typhoon Haiyan in time for the December/January planting season, filling the gap in rice seed requirements identified by the Government for Regions VI and VIII in the Philippines. By June, this will yield enough rice to feed ...read more
05/05/2014
 - 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
24/04/2014
 - 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
 - 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
 - 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
 - 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
 - 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
19/03/2014
 -  At the end of February, new fighting was reported in Malakal town, Upper Nile State, raising concern about further displacement and the conditions of populations in and around the town. January is usually when cattle keepers begin migrating in search of water and pastures, following designated routes. However, the violence has ...read more
10/03/2014
 - An FAO/WFP Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission (CFSAM) visited South Sudan from 18 October to 29 November 2013 to estimate cereal production and assess the overall food security situation. Highlights: In 2013, despite the impact of floods and insecurity in some areas, generally favourable rains and absence of major outbreaks of ...read more
20/02/2014