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The report summarizes the major risks to agriculture and food security, including their likelihood and the extent of their prabable impact.

In order to intensisty, the high risk section includes:

  • Yemen
  • South Sudan
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Cameroon
  • Afghanistan
  • 2018/19 El Niño

FAO assesses that globally 40 countries, of which 31 in Africa, continue to be in need of external assistance for food. The impact of conflicts continues to be the main cause of the high level of severe food insecurity. Weather-induced production declines have also negatively impacted food availability.

 
This publication provides reference and general guidance for countries, specifically policy makers and official, to draft and implement policies on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and antimicrobial use (AMU) for food animal production within a One health Approach. It offers practical guide for countries to systematically identify, assess and strengthen AMR and AMU policies.

This report is part of FAO’s efforts to systematically link early warnings to anticipatory actions. By providing specific early action recommendations for each country, the report aims to prompt FAO and partners to proactively mitigate and/or prevent disasters before they start to adversely impact food security.
In order of intensity, for the period October to December 2018, the high risk section includes:
• Yemen
• Democratic Republic of the Congo
• South Sudan
• Afghanistan
• Bangladesh and Myanmar
• Syrian Arab Republic
• El Niño
• Fall armyworm

COUNTRIES REQUIRING EXTERNAL ASSISTANCE FOR FOOD
FAO assesses that globally 39 countries continue to be in need of external assistance for food. Persisting conflicts are the dominant factor driving the high level of severe food insecurity, as well as climate-related shocks which have also adversely impacted food availability and access, according to the new edition of the quarterly Crop Prospects and Food Situation report issued today.

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