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Madagascar Price Bulletin September 2014

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

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Madagascar + 8 others
Southern Africa: Weekly Report (23rd to 29th September 2014)

Regional Overview

According to FEWSNET, regional cereal production estimates for 2013/14 show an increased availability by 17 per cent above last year and 19 per cent above the past five-year average. Cereal production is also 2 per cent above the regional annual requirements.

In Focus: Southern Africa Climate Outlook

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Angola + 10 others
Food Security Early Warning System - Agromet Update Issue 1, 2014/2015 Agricultural Season

Overview of the SARCOF Forecast

Four seasonal forecasts were issued at the SARCOF, covering the periods October to December 2014 (figure 1a), November 2014 to January 2015 (figure 1b), December 2014 to February 2015 (figure 1c), and January to March 2015 (figure 1d). According to the SARCOF, most of the SADC region is expected to receive normal to above-normal rainfall (light blue colours) throughout the forecast period. The exceptions are as follows:

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World + 15 others
Rainfall Forecast for the 2014/2015 Agricultural Season

The Eighteenth Southern Africa Climate Outlook Forum (SARCOF-18) was convened from 27 to 29 August 2014 in Harare, Zimbabwe by the SADC Climate Services Centre (CSC) to formulate consensus guidance for the 2014/2015 rainfall season over the SADC region. A series of rainfall outlooks covering the period October 2014 to March 2015 were prepared by climate scientists from the National Meteorological and/or Hydrological Services (NMHSs) of the SADC region and the SADC CSC.

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World + 19 others
General Assembly session pivotal if world leaders ensure effective custodianship of environment, economic justice, social responsibility, speaker says in debate

GA/11562 Sixty-ninth General Assembly
Plenary
9th, 10th & 11th Meetings (AM, PM & Night)

“If we did what we must, it could be remembered in history as the session that helped us turn the corner in ensuring effective custodianship of the environment, economic justice and social responsibility,” the General Assembly was told today as its annual debate continued.

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World + 22 others
Le développement, seule réponse durable face au désespoir, affirment plusieurs Chefs d’État et de gouvernement

AG/11562

Assemblée générale
Soixante-neuvième session
9e & 10e séances plénières
Matin & après-midi

Au deuxième jour du débat général de la soixante-neuvième session de l’Assemblée générale, plusieurs chefs d’État et de gouvernement ont, aujourd’hui, insisté sur la nécessité de concentrer les efforts de la communauté internationale sur l’élimination de la pauvreté et la réduction des inégalités, deux fléaux qui alimentent l’extrémisme et le terrorisme.

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Madagascar Remote Monitoring Update - September 2014

Stressed food insecurity to start in October due to above-average food prices, debt

Key Messages

  • Average national rice production is expected this season along with an average March/April 2014 maize/legume harvest in the south. As a result, acute food insecurity is expected to remain Minimal (IPC Phase 1) through at least September.

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Namibia + 2 others
Southern Africa: Weekly Report (16th to 22nd September 2014)

Regional Overview

Lesotho

South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, on behalf of SADC, will return to Lesotho today to continue his mediation talks between the three leaders of the coalition government there.

Madagascar

Following a visit by the Madagascar President, the French president committed EUR40 million to Madagascar through the French Development Agency (AFD) and another EUR26 million in budgetary support

In Focus: Namibia

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Regional Summary of 2014 SADC National Vulnerability Assessment Results (as of 22 September 2014)

The regional summary of the 2014 national vulnerability assessment results for Southern Africa finds that the regional food insecure population has decreased by 25 per cent compared to last year.

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Response to the locust plague: Programme – Campaign No. 2, 2014/15

Madagascar is prone to natural disasters, including drought, floods, cyclones and locust crises. The current locust plague began in April 2012, following a two-year upsurge that was not addressed owing to insufficient means. Given the extent of the plague, as well Madagascar’s high rates of food insecurity and malnutrition, it was estimated that the food security of 13 million people (60 percent of the population) could be affected in the absence of large-scale locust control operations.

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Madagascar: Bulletin de situation acridienne - N°17 Juillet 2014

Sep 2014

En juillet 2014, la pluviosité à Madagascar a diminué par rapport à celle du mois de juin. Par conséquent, le dessèchement des strates herbeuses se poursuivait et les populations acridiennes diffuses continuaient à coloniser les zones de dépression et les bas-fonds où la végétation restait encore verte. En outre, les températures restaient basses, entraînant un ralentissement du développement et des activités des populations acridiennes.

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The PRC Sub-Committee on Refugees, Returnees and IDPs in Africa, and the Department of Political Affairs begin a Five-Day Humanitarian Assessment Mission in the Republic of Madagascar

Report
African Union

Antananarivo, 15 September 2014: The Permanent Representative Committee (PRC) Sub-Committee on Refugees, Returnees and Internally Displaced Persons in Africa, and the Department of Political Affairs’ Humanitarian Affairs Division, have begun a five-day humanitarian assessment mission in the Republic of Madagascar. The mission will run from 15th to 19th September 2014.

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Évaluation de la campagne antiacridienne 2013/2014 à Madagascar

Sep 2014

Sur la base d’expériences de précédentes invasions, le Programme triennal de réponse à l’invasion du Criquet migrateur à Madagascar a été conçu de façon à ce que la première campagne 2013/2014 dudit programme stoppe l’invasion et que les campagnes suivantes assurent son déclin puis le retour à une rémission acridienne.

La première campagne 2013/2014 a réussi à atteindre l’objectif spécifique qu’elle s’était fixée, celui d’enrayer les sources d’invasion du Criquet migrateur malgache.

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World + 36 others
Food Assistance Outlook Brief, September 2014

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR MARCH 2015

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Madagascar + 21 others
Emergency Transboundary Outbreak Pest (ETOP) Situation Report for August with a Forecast till Mid-October, 2014

Summary

The Desert Locust (SGR1) situation remained calm in winter, spring and summer breeding areas in the western outbreak region in August and only low density adults were reported in Mauritania, Niger and Chad, and a similar situation is highly likely in northern Mali where the ongoing security situation continuous undermining survey operations. No locusts were reported in Algeria, Libya, Morocco or Tunisia during this month.

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World + 24 others
Ten years after 2004 Tsunami, successful exercise demonstrates the efficiency of Indian Ocean Warning System

The Tsunami Warning System established under the auspices of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO in the Indian Ocean following the December 2004 disaster is functioning effectively. This was demonstrated in a simulation exercise conducted on 9 and 10 September 2014, with the participation of 24 countries of the Indian Ocean Rim*.

According to the preliminary results of the simulated alert, all of the participating countries received timely tsunami advisory messages, and no delays were reported.

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Situation Update: Locust Crisis in Madagascar - 12 September 2014

Even though more than 1.2 million hectares were treated, locust populations are still present both in the invasion and outbreak areas and a second control campaign is essential to support the decline of the plague.

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Madagascar + 1 other
Le Japon soutient le PAM et l'UNICEF

La cérémonie officielle de remise d’un don du gouvernement du Japon à l'UNICEF et au PAM a eu lieu ce jour au ministère des Affaires Etrangères Antananarivo. L’événement a été organisé en présence du Premier Ministre et Ministre de la Santé Publique Kolo Roger, du Ministre des Affaires Etrangères, Lala Arisoa Razafitrimo et du Secrétaire Général du Ministère de l’Agriculture Pierrot Serge Randrianaritiana.

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Opportunites et defis pour une croissance inclusive et resiliente : recueil de notes de politique pour Madagascar

Report
World Bank

Engager Madagascar sur la voie d’une croissance inclusive : la Banque mondiale propose des pistes de réflexion

LES POINTS MARQUANTS

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World + 21 others
Indian Ocean-wide tsunami exercise to test readiness ten years after the 2004 disaster

Ten years after the strongest tsunami in living memory, 24 countries participate in an exercise to assess the effectiveness of communication flows between stakeholders, country readiness and the efficiency of emergency procedures.