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 - One of the main causes of food insecurity for farmers in rural areas is limited access to agricultural inputs. Therefore, one strategy to address the vulnerability of food-insecure farmers is to improve smallholder access to these inputs. To this end, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) ...read more
22/04/2013
 - An FAO/WFP Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission (CFSAM) visited South Sudan from 14 October to 16 November 2012 to estimate cereal production and assess the overall food security situation. Highlights: Generally favourable rains and no outbreaks of pests and diseases in 2012 in South Sudan, resulted in a net cereal production ...read more
22/02/2013
 - A joint FAO/WFP/CILSS/FEWSNet Mission visited the country from 22 October to 9 November 2012. Highlights: Despite flooding in parts of the Niger, adequate rainfall during the main cropping season together with improved distribution of key inputs, has resulted in a favourable cereal harvest in 2012.  Aggregate cereal production, estimated at over 5.1 million ...read more
04/02/2013
 - Barley crop calendar map in Syria, both irrigated and rainfed indicating the start day of the growing season as well as the length of growing.
25/10/2012
 - Wheat crop calendar map in Syria, both irrigated and rainfed indicating the start day of the growing season as well as the length of growing.
25/10/2012
 - Map of the livestock density in Syria.
25/10/2012
 - An FAO/WFP Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission (CFSAM) visited South Sudan from 16 October to 10 November 2011 to estimate cereal production and assess the food-security situation. Highlights: National cereal production in South Sudan in 2011, estimated at 562 600 tonnes, is about 19 and 25 percent below the previous year’s ...read more
08/02/2012
 - This paper responds to one of the stated activities in the project entitled “Developing a Response Analysis Framework for Food Security Emergencies”. The activity was to undertake a mapping of current response analysis tools, frameworks and processes as a precursor to development of the FAO Response Analysis Framework. During the ...read more
01/04/2011
 - The proposal to develop a Response Analysis Framework for food security in emergencies was grounded in the understanding that whilst situation analysis of food security has improved in recent years (through initiatives such as World Food Programme’s (WFP) Strengthening Emergency Needs Assessment Capacity (SENAC) project and the Integrated Phase Classification ...read more
01/04/2011
 - The great majority of communities affected by disasters in developing countries are directly or indirectly dependent on agriculture for their livelihoods. Early investment in rehabilitating the sources of livelihoods not only reduces the risk of protracted relief operations and displacement but also provides a sustainable and efficient means of return ...read more
03/03/2011