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 - Highlights The Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak, which has severely affected the country since the beginning of 2014, has seriously impacted on the agriculture and food sectors. The relatively high level of impact on food production, compared to Guinea and Sierra Leone, is primarily due to the much higher intensity of ...read more
17/12/2014
 - Highlights The Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak resulted in a serious shock to the agriculture and food sectors in 2014. The epidemic started spreading when crops were being planted and expanded during the crop maintenance and the critical harvesting period for the staple crops rice, maize and cassava. In Sierra Leone, the ...read more
17/12/2014
 - Highlights The unprecedented political and military crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR), which started in December 2012, has devastated the country’s overall economy with the Gross Domestic Product falling by 37 percent in 2013 compared to 2012. The agricultural sector, the backbone of the economy, has also contracted by 46 percent ...read more
29/10/2014
 - An FAO/WFP Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission (CFSAM), with support from the Ministry of Agriculture (MinAgri), to identify and evaluate factors impacting on agricultural production in 2014, estimate national cereal production and assess the overall food security situation. The mission visited Madagascar from 18 June to 17 July 2014. Highlights: Rice production (Madagascar’s staple crop) ...read more
23/10/2014
 - Correlation between IPC results and planned seeds distribution in the Central African Republic as of 6 June 2014.
10/06/2014
 - Highlights The Central African Republic (CAR) is gripped by unprecedented civil conflict and insecurity severely affecting economic activity and devastating livelihoods. In 2013 the Gross Domestic Product was 28.3 percent less than in 2012 while the agricultural sector contracted by 36.9 percent. Imports from neighbouring countries declined by 25.7 percent in 2013 and ...read more
07/04/2014
 - Since December 2013, FAO has been strengthening its team in the Central African Republic with the deployment of additional experts. The Organization is coordinating field missions, as well as opening sub-offices in the most affected areas of the crisis.
28/02/2014
 - This map of South Sudan shows the average dates of onset of suitable conditions for land preparation and planting which may be interpreted as the dates by which populations need to be returned and appropriate security conditions ensured to avoid disruptions to the coming agricultural season. Within the affected states, this ...read more
17/02/2014
 - On the 8th November 2013, Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) devastated the central Philippines killing more than 6,000 people, affecting another 14 million, and causing damage to an estimated 600 000 ha of farmland. FAO is supporting almost 44 000 affected households with quality, certified rice seed following the devastation that Typhoon ...read more
24/12/2013
 - Typhoon Haiyan hit the Samar Island of the Philippines on 8 November 2013. This map depicts Typhoon Haiyan’s path and the number of people it affected in various regions.
04/12/2013