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 - Key points Alarming levels of food insecurity persist in the Far North, North-West and South-West regions of Cameroon due to worsening violence, the influx of refugees and internal displacement. Civil unrest continues to affect land preparation in the Far North as well as agricultural activities in the North-West and South-West, causing a ...read more
19/06/2019
 - Key messages 98 400 households (688 800 people) have been targeted for FAO’s rainy season activities (distribution of crop seed and fertilizer). As it is the main planting season, the success of the 2019 rainy season will determine the food security and income needs of about 80 percent of the people ...read more
07/06/2019
 - Overview On 14 March 2019, Tropical Cyclone Idai made landfall near the port city of Beira before sweeping through five provinces – Inhambane, Manica, Sofala, Tete and Zambezia – decimating livelihoods and leaving a trail of death, destruction and damage in its wake. An estimated 1.85 million people are in need of ...read more
29/05/2019
 - Climate-driven hazards are increasing in intensity and frequency, with weather‑related crises now occurring nearly five times as often as 40 years ago. At the same time, needs are expanding and resources are limited. New tools and ways of thinking and acting are essential to reduce the impact of these disasters ...read more
20/05/2019
 - At request of the government, a joint FAO/WFP rapid Food Security Assessment Mission (rFSA) visited DPRK from 29 March to 12 April 2019. The overall objective of the joint FAO/WFP mission was to conduct an independent assessment of the 2018 production shortfall and the food security situation in the country. ...read more
03/05/2019
 - Key points Following the impact of severe drought that decimated pasture, livestock and crops in 2018, the situation of millions of affected families is still fragile. If adequate timely assistance is not provided, the food security situation will likely worsen with 9.7 million people projected to be severely food insecure during the ...read more
29/04/2019
 - There is evidence that the intensity and frequency of natural hazards and conflicts is increasing. Natural hazards, for example, now occur nearly five times as often compared to 40 years ago. The impact on local economies, on people’s lives and their livelihoods, has similarly increased. In some of the worst-hit ...read more
25/04/2019
 - Overview On 14 March 2019, Tropical Cyclone Idai made landfall near the port city of Beira before sweeping through five provinces in Mozambique – Inhambane, Manica, Sofala, Tete and Zambezia – decimating livelihoods and leaving a trail of death, destruction and damage in its wake. An estimated 1.85 million people are in ...read more
19/04/2019
 - Key messages 78 000 households in northeastern Nigeria were targeted for FAO’s 2018/19 dry season activities – FAO has distributed fertilizer and high yielding, early maturing rice and maize seed as well as vegetable seed. While the dry season has historically represented a break in farming, continued crop production during this ...read more
18/04/2019
 - The Early Warning Early Action (EWEA) report on food security and agriculture is developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). It provides a quarterly forward-looking analysis of major disaster risks to food security and agriculture, specifically highlighting: potential new emergencies resulting from imminent disaster threats new developments ...read more
15/04/2019
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