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 - Each year, countries in the Eastern and Central region of Africa experience the highest number of natural hazards and people-induced disasters in all of Africa. More and more people are adversely affected by natural hazards, such as droughts and floods, as well as crop and livestock diseases, civil conflicts, unstable ...read more
22/02/2012
 - In view of the expected nutrition, food and pastoral crises in the Sahel and its neighbouring countries in 2012, this document aims to: Strengthen preparedness at the regional level; Support the coordination among response actors and facilitate the monitoring of the situation; Serve as a reference document if other appeals (i.e. Flash Appeals) ...read more
15/02/2012
 - The “Response Plan for a food and nutrition crisis in the Sahel”, is an updated version of the strategy on “Preparedness for a food and nutrition crisis in the Sahel and affected neighbouring Countries”, just recently launched in Dakar on 15 December 2011. The updated version emphasizes the needs and the ...read more
14/02/2012
 - Good Emergency Management Practice: The Essentials - A guide to preparing for animal health emergencies is one of FAO’s GEMP publications, focused on preparedness. Planning for emergency disease eradication or control programmes cannot be left until a disease outbreak has occurred. An animal disease emergency can have serious socio-economic consequences. If ...read more
07/02/2012
 - Every year, countries in West Africa and Sahel subregion are adversely affected by natural disasters, which result in losses of life, assets and livelihoods and weaken the food and nutrition security of the populations. A holistic approach is needed that would integrate actions intended to strengthen crisis preparedness and to ...read more
24/01/2012
 - Seed security interventions in Sudan have focused on improving availability and access through seed aid and seed multiplication. Over the years, determination of the need for seed aid and rehabilitation has largely been based, implicitly or explicitly, on the following studies: post-harvest assessments conducted by the State Ministries of Agriculture ...read more
02/01/2012
 - Conventional methods of land preparation and cropping practices can contribute to the degradation of soils and have limited efforts to raise agricultural production beyond subsistence levels in Zambia. Zambia is at high risk of being affected by soaring agricultural commodity and inputs prices. From January to May 2008, fertilizer prices rose ...read more
01/01/2012
 - Torrential monsoon rains have triggered severe flooding in Pakistan, primarily in Sindh Province. Concurrent impact in adjoining vast areas of Balochistan has resulted in serious humanitarian consequences including in South Punjab. In Sindh, the central and southern districts have been the worst affected. These rains caused widespread breaches in the agricultural ...read more
01/09/2011
 - Cada año, los países de América Latina y el Caribe se ven afectados por desastres naturales, tales como sequías, inundaciones, huracanes, deslizamientos, erupciones volcánicas, a los cuales se suman epidemias y enfermedades transfronterizas de animales y crisis socioeconómicas. Estos eventos resultan en pérdidas de vidas, bienes y medios de subsistencia, y ...read more
01/06/2011
 - Du 22 au 24 mars 2011, s’est tenue dans la salle de réunion de l’Hotel Mariador Palace à Conakry/République de Guinée, la concertation régionale sur la situation alimentaire et nutritionnelle au Sahel et en Afrique de l’Ouest. La réunion a regroupé les délégués de tous les pays membre du CILSS et ...read more
01/04/2011
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