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08 Dec 2016 description

Key Messages

  • Aggregate regional cereal production is expected to be above average in 2016/17, contributing to generally stable supply and prices. Regional maize and rice production reached record high levels.

  • Areas experiencing below average production include import-dependent Gambia, Liberia, and Mauritania. While national-level production in Nigeria is expected to reach record-high levels, production in conflict affected Northeastern Nigeria (Borno States) is expected to be well below average, but slightly above 2015/16 levels.

01 Dec 2016 description

Global Overview NOVEMBER 2016

01 Dec 2016 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.

01 Dec 2016 description

Although challenges remain, ECOWAS has done well to implement the AU’s Peace and Security roadmap.

BY AMANDA LUCEY

29 Nov 2016 description
report Germanwatch

Who Suffers Most From Extreme Weather Events? Weather-related Loss Events in 2015 and 1996 to 2015

23 Nov 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

In 2015, 68,000 babies were born in Guinea-Bissau, or around 190 every day.

Among young women (aged 20-24), 33 percent gave birth by age 18.

Approximately 7 babies will die each day before reaching their first month3; 7 stillbirths occur every day.

Neonatal mortality rate:

Guinea-Bissau’s neonatal mortality rate (NMR)^ is 40 deaths per 1,000 live births.

18 Nov 2016 description

Contexte et Justification

La Guinée Bissau est un pays d’Afrique de l’ouest de 36 120 km2 avec une population d’environ 1 704 000 habitants. Le pays bénéficie de conditions naturelles favorables avec une bonne pluviométrie, un réseau hydrographique dense et de grandes superficies cultivables. Ces conditions naturelles ne font que la Guinée Bissau dispose de réelles potentialités agro-écologiques. La culture du riz, le principal aliment de base de la population guinéenne est pratiquée dans les deux principales zones écologiques de la mangrove et des basfonds.

17 Nov 2016 description

L'Initiative met en relief le rôle essentiel de l'agriculture dans l'action climatique consécutivement à l’Accord de Paris

17 novembre 2016, Rome - Reconnaissant le fardeau disproportionné que le changement climatique fait peser sur les petits Etats insulaires en développement (PEID), la FAO vient d’annoncer son soutien aux efforts déployés par six pays insulaires africains en vue de rendre leur agriculture plus résiliente face aux chocs climatiques tout en stimulant leur développement économique.

17 Nov 2016 description

Initiative underlines agriculture’s essential role in post-Paris climate action

17 November 2016, Rome -- Recognizing the disproportionate burden that climate change places on small island developing states (SIDS), FAO will support six African island nations in their efforts to make their agriculture more resilient to climate shocks and boost economic development, the agency said today.

17 Nov 2016 description

KEY UPDATES

 Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past week:

o None

 Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system (CNS) malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:

o Argentina and Guadeloupe

 Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) cases associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:

o None

16 Nov 2016 description

Highlights

  • In October, WFP assisted 101,000 people through nutrition activities and the school meals programme.

  • The country office is facing a total lack of funding for the food assistance for assets interventions under the Country Programme.

Operational Updates

16 Nov 2016 description

Le Réseau de systèmes d’alerte précoce contre la famine (FEWS NET) surveille les tendances des prix des aliments de base dans les pays vulnérables à l'insécurité alimentaire. Pour chaque pays et chaque région couvert par FEWS NET, le Bulletin des prix fournit un ensemble de graphiques indiquant les prix mensuels de l’année commerciale en cours pour certains centres urbains, et permettant à l’utilisateur de comparer les tendances actuelles à la fois aux moyennes quinquennales, qui indiquent les tendances saisonnières, et aux prix de l'année précédente.

10 Nov 2016 description

KEY UPDATES

 Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past week:

o Montserrat, Palau

 Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system (CNS) malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:

o None

 Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) cases associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:

o None

04 Nov 2016 description

KEY UPDATES

  • Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past week:

o None

  • Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system (CNS) malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:

o Bolivia, Trinidad and Tobago, and Viet Nam

02 Nov 2016 description

Global Overview OCTOBER 2016