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 - Forecast for the period january-March 2019 During the period January to March 2019, Food Chain Crisis (FCC) threats are expected to occur in Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe, where they may persist within a country, spread to neighbouring countries, remain latent, or re-emerge or amplify. The dynamics and likelihood of occurrence ...read more
08/02/2019
 - Farmers and agropastoralists across Southern Africa are facing El Niño conditions for the second time in three years. This is occurring in a region where the most vulnerable are still grappling with the impacts of a strong drought episode in 2015/16, which had already weakened their capacity to produce food. ...read more
08/02/2019
 - The conflict in Yemen has escalated dramatically since nearly four years ago and is compounding an already severe protracted humanitarian crisis. Some 67 percent (20 million people) of the country’s total population of 29.9 million would be in need of urgent assistance to save their lives and livelihoods. The ongoing ...read more
30/01/2019
 - 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
16/01/2019
 - Key messages The latest Cadre Harmonisé analysis (November 2018) indicates that 1.7 million people currently face food insecurity in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states (October–December 2018) – a slight decrease compared with the same period last year, demonstrating the effectiveness of humanitarian efforts in the region, however 2.7 million are projected ...read more
11/12/2018
 - The Emergency Management Centre for Animal Health (EMC‑AH) is FAO's leading global centre for animal health emergency management – playing a critical role in strengthening country, regional and international preparedness and response capacity to reduce the impact of animal health emergencies. During the period from November 2017–October 2018: EMC‑AH coordinated 15 ...read more
30/11/2018
 - Key messages 6.7 million people are food insecure and a further 4.5 million are at risk of food insecurity due to asset depletion to maintain food consumption. Within Syria, 6.18 million people are displaced, while 5.64 million have sought refuge in neighbouring countries. A quarter of households continue to rely on poor quality ...read more
29/11/2018
 - Yemen is facing the world’s largest food security crisis. Ongoing conflict escalated dramatically, which severely disrupted the economy, including the agriculture sector. It also collapsed essential services and caused large-scale displacement and high rates of malnutrition. Large segments of the population face extreme and severe food deficits. Some have surpassed emergency ...read more
26/11/2018
 - In view of the potential impact of the 2018/19 El Niño on food security and agriculture, high risk countries in Southern Africa, Horn of Africa, Asia and the Pacific and Latin America should be prioritized for further monitoring, analysis and early action. This Advisory on the 2018/19 El Niño, issued by ...read more
20/11/2018
 - Key messages Northeastern Nigerian farmers have begun harvesting cereal, vegetable and cash crops (cowpea, groundnut and sesame), following the provision of seed and fertilizer to 112 500 households (790 000 people) in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe under FAO’s 2018 rainy season programme (June‒August 2018). The season appears to have been effective ...read more
18/10/2018
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