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 - The 2010 floods in Pakistan were one of the most devastating natural disasters of our times – described as a slow motion tsunami. Beginning in late July, unexpectedly severe monsoon rains caused flash and riverine floods which combined to affect almost one-fifth of the country’s land mass, an area larger ...read more
19/03/2012
 - In this document: Crop Subsector Project Profiles Fisheries/Aquaculture Subsector Project Profiles Livestock Project Profiles Forestry Subsector Project Profiles
01/03/2012
 - 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
 - Même si au niveau national, les productions agricoles ont été moyennes en 2011, cette situation cache de très fortes disparités d’une zone à l’autre du pays, le centre, le sud et le sud-est du pays ayant été très affectés par de fortes baisses de productions agricoles localisées dans certaines Communautés ...read more
23/01/2012
 - 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
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