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03 Feb 2016 description

In a remote community in northern Ghana, where many children suffer from malnutrition, Peace Corps Volunteer Joe Stein, from Bethlehem, Connecticut and known locally as the 'Moringa Man,’ has focused most of his three-year service on moringa tree cultivation through a project supported by Feed the Future.

Also known as “The Miracle Tree,” the moringa is deserving of its popular name. According to ancient tradition, its nutrient-rich leaves have curative powers.

01 Feb 2016 description

A set of briefs on gender and climate change that highlights how CIFOR and partner organizations are addressing current and emerging policy issues, with insights and recommendations based on experience.

Gender and climate change Evidence and experience

01 Feb 2016 description

This bulletin examines trends in staple food and fuel prices, the cost of the basic food basket and consumer price indices for 69 countries in the fourth quarter of 2015 (October to December). The maps on pages 6–7 disaggregate the impact analysis to sub-national level.

Global Highlights

• During Q4-2015, FAO’s global cereal price index fell by a further 15.2 percent year-on-year because of abundant supplies and sluggish demand. The index returned to the level seen before the food price crisis of 2007-08.

01 Feb 2016 description

Chers partenaires,
Chers lecteurs du premier bulletin de l’OIM au Bénin,

Permettez-moi, avant tout propos, de vous formuler, mes meilleurs vœux de bonne et heureuse année 2016 !

01 Feb 2016 description
infographic UN Children's Fund
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Lake Chad basin

5 472 cases in the lake chad basin in which Nigeria on itself reported around 96% of total cases. By the end of 2015, Nigeria remained affected by cholera outbreak in Borno State.

On the contrary, Chad did not report any cholera case and managed to be vigilant, implementing cholera prevention activities in Mayo Kebbi.

01 Feb 2016 description

Bassin du Lac Tchad

5 472 cas

dans le bassin du Lac Tchad dans lequel le Nigéria a notifié à lui seul plus de 96% des cas. En fin 2015, le Nigéria est toujours affecté par une transmission de cas active notamment dans le nord-est du pays (Etat de Borno).

31 Jan 2016 description

The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy recently released its annual report covering research and activities progress over the past year. The overall goal of the FSP program is to promote inclusive agricultural productivity growth, improved nutritional outcomes, and enhanced livelihood resilience for men and women through improved policy environments. The goal will be achieved by fostering credible, inclusive, transparent and sustainable policy processes at country and regional levels and filling critical policy evidence gaps.

30 Jan 2016 description

L'Afrique de l’Ouest peut être divisée en trois zones agro-écologiques ou en trois bassins commerciaux (bassins de l’ouest, bassin du centre, bassin de l’est). Les deux sont importants pour l'interprétation du comportement et de la dynamique du marché.

30 Jan 2016 description

Insécurité alimentaire élevée dans les zones de conflits et dans certaines zones pastorales

Messages clés

27 Jan 2016 description

The African Cassava Agronomy Initiative (ACAI) project kicks-off today with plans to improve the livelihoods and incomes of cassava farmers in Nigeria, Ghana, Tanzania, Uganda, and DR Congo by researching, and tapping into and implementing best-bet agronomic practices.

27 Jan 2016 description

Genetic diversity of livestock can help feed a hotter, harsher world

Despite growing interest in safeguarding biodiversity of livestock and poultry,genetic erosion continues

22 Jan 2016 description

Ghana - IOM Ghana, with support from UNICEF, has launched a project to increase child protection and combat child trafficking in eight districts of the Volta Region.

Through the Community Child Rights Education project, IOM will work with district social welfare and community development staff to train community leaders in 40 communities on the FREE TO BE ME community education toolkit.

16 Jan 2016 description
report UN News Service

16 January 2016 – Welcoming positive political developments in West Africa, in particular the holding of peaceful elections in Nigeria, Togo, Burkina Faso, Guinea and Côte-d'Ivoire, members of the UN Security Council stressed the importance of the upcoming elections in Niger, Benin, Cabo Verde, Ghana and The Gambia to be “free, fair, peaceful, inclusive and credible.”

16 Jan 2016 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Preliminary estimates for 2015 harvest point to below-average cereal production

  • Access to food constrained by high inflation rate

Below-average cereal harvest gathered in 2015

15 Jan 2016 description
report Oxfam

Oxfam's Vulnerability and Risk Assessment (VRA) tool develops a holistic, landscape-wide understanding of vulnerability and links up actors across various levels of governance to jointly identify and analyse root causes of vulnerabilities for distinct social groups and later design programmes and risk reduction initiatives accordingly, ensuring that they are equitable, gender-sensitive and effective.

13 Jan 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

RDC : Une situation préoccupante et potentiellement explosive particulièrement dans l’ex Katanga

23 Dec 2015 description

New York – Ignitia, a high-tech social enterprise, has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to deliver reliable, targeted, low-cost tropical weather forecasts via text messages to 1.2 million small-scale farmers in West Africa by the end of 2017. BCtA is a global initiative that encourages companies to fight poverty through inclusive business models. It is supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and other international organizations.

21 Dec 2015 description
report Pulitzer Center

JAE LEE

Francis Kyakulaga, a district sanitation manager, and I had finished eating a meal at the ground floor restaurant of the Mwaana Hotel on the Trans-African Highway in Uganda. During the meal, we noticed an increasing commotion in the hotel lobby area, and Kyakulaga asked a man what was happening. He informed us that someone had collapsed upstairs.

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