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 - Highlights A severe drought in 2016 and early 2017 severely impacted the 2016/17 maha harvest with 45 percent reduction in the production of paddy crop. In addition, production prospects for the 2017 secondary yala paddy crop, to be harvested during the months of July and August 2017, are unfavourable due to limited ...read more
23/06/2017
 - Key points Insecurity in the country has increased, especially for humanitarian workers - between January 2016 and April 2017, 29 percent of incidents of violence against humanitarian workers registered worldwide, occurred in the Central African Republic. The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission (MINUSCA) has recently become a target of the ...read more
22/06/2017
 - Key messages Rural livelihoods are people’s best defence against famine. Interventions that reinforce rural livelihoods meet immediate food needs, mitigate displacement pressures, reduce the overall humanitarian burden and lay the groundwork for recovery. FAO is delivering large-scale, strategic combinations of assistance to rural people at high risk of hunger, providing them with ...read more
14/06/2017
 - Highlights 5.2 million people will face acute severe food insecurity in northeastern Nigeria (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States) during the next lean season (Cadre Harmonisé analysis released in March 2017) – immediate intervention is required to assist these populations. In 2017, FAO has requested USD 62 million under the Humanitarian Response Plan ...read more
12/06/2017
 - Highlights FAO Rapid Response Team plan to reach 83 440 households with direct distributions by the end of June Seed Fairs have finished in Lakes, NorthernBahrel-Ghazal, Western Bahrel Ghazal and Warrap; and are under completion in Upper Nile in time for the main planting season (June/July) Foot-and-mouth Disease outbreaks have been confirmed in ...read more
09/06/2017
 - Highlights The main planting season is underway in South Sudan and it is critical that farmers are able to safely access their fields for planting, weeding and harvesting. In 2016, despite the worsening security situation, South Sudan’s smallholder farmers produced over 825 000 tonnes of cereals, demonstrating that food production remains ...read more
31/05/2017
 - Highlights FAO South Sudan Rapid Response Team has carried out direct distributions to 1 200 HH in Mayenditand 1 500 HH in Leah Seed Fairs are currently ongoing, targeting 64 000 HH country-wide FAO has vaccinated 526 000 cattle and 371 000 shoats and treated 422 000 cattle and 343 000 shoats Foot-and-Mouth Disease ...read more
30/05/2017
 - Cash is disbursed to individuals and households that are living in poverty, food insecure and/or vulnerable to shocks and crises. Cash transfers can be unconditional or conditional.
17/05/2017
 - Input trade fairs are one-day temporary markets that provide farmers and pastoralists access to agricultural inputs and services through the exchange of vouchers.
17/05/2017
 - Rural men and women are provided with assistance in the form of vouchers that can be exchanged for agricultural inputs (e.g. seeds, fertilizers, livestock and animal feed) and/or services from selected suppliers.
17/05/2017