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30 Apr 2017 description

West Africa can be divided into three agro-ecological zones or three different trade basins (West Basin, Central Basin and East Basin). Both important for understanding market behavior and dynamics.

30 Apr 2017 description

Millet, maize, and sorghum are the most important food commodities for household consumption. Millet is the staple of the most vulnerable households, while maize and sorghum also contribute to the food basket of a majority of all households. Sankaryare market is the largest and most important market in Ouagadougou and supplies other markets within the country and region. Koudougou is located in one of the most populated areas in the country, where a majority of households depend on the market for their food needs. Djibo is in the highly vulnerable Sahelian zone.

28 Apr 2017 description
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Teachers who fled in the wake of threats and the killing of a school head in the West African country will get psychological support after returning to their classrooms. Dozens of teachers in Burkina Faso who fled into hiding after receiving threats from Islamist militants have returned to their classrooms and will receive psychological support after one of them was killed by suspected jihadists, officials said.

27 Apr 2017 description

Increase in household demand for cereal products in markets

Key Messages

27 Apr 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

1,119 Refugee returnees and host community members participated in sensitization sessions on protection-related issues including social cohesion, early and forced marriages, excision and inter-community conflicts

280 Birth certificates were distributed to Mauritanian refugees in Kayes region to facilitate their access to civil documentation.

FUNDING

USD 40 million requested for the operation

26 Apr 2017 description

"We still have about 10 schools missing teachers due to trauma"

By Emma Farge

OUAGADOUGOU, April 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Dozens of teachers in Burkina Faso who fled into hiding after receiving threats from Islamist militants have returned to their classrooms and will receive psychological support after one of them was killed by suspected jihadists, officials said.

26 Apr 2017 description

Overview

This weekly bulletin focuses on selected public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African region. WHO AFRO is currently monitoring 41 events: two Grade 3, six Grade 2, two Grade 1, and 31 ungraded events.

This week, one new event has been reported: an outbreak of hepatitis E in Niger.

25 Apr 2017 description
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WaPOR: database dissemination portal and APIs

The FAO portal to monitor Water Productivity through Open access of Remotely sensed derived data (WaPOR) monitors and reports on agriculture water productivity over Africa and the Near East.

It provides open access to the water productivity database and its thousands of underlying map layers, it allows for direct data queries, time series analyses, area statistics and data download of key variables associated to water and land productivity assessments.  

25 Apr 2017 description

Projected food assistance needs for October 2017

24 Apr 2017 description

Highlights

  • Funding gaps are currently jeopardizing the implementation of all activities. Considering the current level of funding, three regions out of seven will be prioritized for the Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO) and two provinces out of four will be targeted for the Country Programme.

24 Apr 2017 description

Au Burkina Faso la malnutrition constitue un problème de santé publique du fait de son ampleur et de sa sévérité. Afin de lutter efficacement contre ce mal, le Gouvernement à travers le Ministère de la santé en collaboration avec ses partenaires techniques et financiers ont conjugué leur effort en mettant en place un mécanisme de surveillance par la réalisation annuelle d’enquêtes nutritionnelles nationales selon la méthodologie SMART depuis 2009.

24 Apr 2017 description

La campagne agropastorale 2016/2017 a été caractérisée par un démarrage timide des pluies qui ne se sont installées définitivement qu’à la deuxième décade de juillet. Puis s’en est suivi un ralentissement de l’activité de la mousson à partir de la deuxième décade de septembre. Elle a été aussi marquée par endroits, par des inondations, des poches de secheresses et des attaques de chenilles et d’oiseaux granivores. En definitive, la campagne agrospastorale peut être jugée moyenne.

20 Apr 2017 description

Highlights

  • 10% increase in cereal production compared to last year confirmed in West Africa. Third consecutive year of favourable production conditions.

  • Restrictive exchange rates development of regional economies such as Liberia, Ghana and Nigeria affecting trade patterns in the region

  • Difficult macro-economic conditions affecting commercial activities in Chad despite positive agricultural performances

  • Drop of world cocoa prices has diminished export and budgetary revenues in Côte d’Ivoire