Global Early Warning – Early Action Report on Food Security and Agriculture
The quarterly Global Early Warning – Early Action Report on Food Security and Agriculture monitors situations at risk for potential disasters and adverse impacts on food security and agriculture. Risks are categorized according to their potential consequence as either “high risk” or “on watch” so that preventive action can be taken. The Report provides consolidated, easy to read, country-by-country mapping and analysis of crisis situations such as conflict, drought, flood, plants and animals pests and diseases. In the April to June, 2017 issue, areas of high risk are South Sudan, due to ongoing famine and conflict; and Yemen and Northeast Nigeria where there is risk of famine linked to conflict; and Somalia, where risk of famine is due to continuing drought. Current on watch situations are caused by a potential El Niño. In the Sub-Saharan Region there is a Fall Army Worm outbreak; In Syria, Iraq, and the Democratic Republic of Congo food security is at risk due to conflict; while Kenya, Ethiopia, Sri Lanka, and Uganda are at risk because of drought, and as well, displacement is an added factor for Uganda; Madagascar has dry conditions and cyclone.