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25 Jul 2017 description

KHARTOUM, 25 July 2017 - To help stop antimicrobial resistance (AMR) from killing millions and costing the global economy trillions of dollars, partners from the health and agriculture sectors are coming together in Khartoum, Sudan from 24-27 July to draft a national action plan.

24 Jul 2017 description

This report consolidates findings from previous activities by FAO and other stakeholders, and identifies in the four focus countries (Ethiopia, Sudan, Djibouti & Somalia): - the location and direction of the main livestock trade routes, - appropriate sites for rehabilitation & development of strategic livestock water sources, - good practices on fodder production and commercialization units as well as rehabilitation of natural rangelands in production areas and along the livestock export trade routes, and potential sites for replication/upscaling of these practices.

24 Jul 2017 description

À PROPOS DE L’ECDPM

Le Centre européen de gestion des politiques de développement (ECDPM) est un centre indépendant de réflexion et d’action œuvrant dans le domaine de la coopération internationale et de la politique de développement en Europe et en Afrique.

24 Jul 2017 description

ABOUT ECDPM

The European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) is an independent ‘think and do tank’ working on international cooperation and development policy in Europe and Africa.
Our staff members provide research and analysis, advice and practical support to policymakers and practitioners in Europe,

Africa and beyond – to make policies work for sustainable and inclusive global development. We bring people together and collaborate with a broad range of partners to address policy implementation challenges.

20 Jul 2017 description

A training course for scientists on the statistical analysis of agricultural field experiments, recently conducted at Sudan’s Agricultural Research Corporation, demonstrated ICARDA’s on-going commitment to raising the capacity of Sudanese agricultural scientists and strengthening the country’s food and nutritional security. Many of those trained were young researchers who will go on to manage research institutions and initiatives in the future.

20 Jul 2017 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

• Federal Minister of Health and senior UN delegation visits Kalma IDP camp to see AWD response.

• Heavy rains and flash floods affect over 10,000 people in North and South Darfur.

• In 2017, an estimated 15,000 people have returned to their home areas in the Rokoro area, North Jebel Marra locality.

• Humanitarian needs in the Rokoro area include food, emergency household supplies, water, health and education assistance.

15 Jul 2017 description

Key Messages
- The June to September main rainy season in northern areas of East Africa has so far been average to above average in most areas, supporting regeneration of pasture and favorable crop development. However, areas of central and southwestern Ethiopia, northeastern Uganda, and southwestern Kenya received below-average rainfall in June.

14 Jul 2017 description

This brief summarizes FEWS NET’s most forward-looking analysis of projected emergency food assistance needs in FEWS NET coverage countries. The projected size of each country’s acutely food insecure population (IPC Phase 3 and higher) is compared to last year and the recent five-year average and categorized as Higher ( p), Similar ( u), or Lower ( ). Countries where external emergency food assistance needs are anticipated are identified. Projected lean season months highlighted in red indicate either an early start or an extension to the typical lean season.

11 Jul 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

1,930,565*
Total South Sudanese refugees in the region as of 15 June (pre and post Dec 2013 caseload)

507,161*
South Sudanese refugee arrivals in 2017, based on field reports as of 15 June

272,935
Refugees in South Sudan and 2 million IDPs as of 31 May 2017

Regional Highlights

10 Jul 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Dire food insecurity persists despite UN removal of Famine designation in Unity

  • Approximately 6 million people projected to be severely food insecure in July

  • USG announces $199 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the South Sudan response

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

08 Jul 2017 description

Emergency (IPC Phase 4) food security outcomes likely in SPLM-N and Jebel Marra areas

Key Messages

05 Jul 2017 description

Situation Générale en juin 2017 Prévision jusqu'à’mi-août 2017

04 Jul 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Planting of 2017 cereal crops benefiting from early onset of seasonal rains

  • Above-average 2016 cereal production due to favourable rains

  • Pasture conditions improving across the country

  • Prices of cereals stable in most markets

  • Worrying food security situation in conflict-affected areas and for South Sudanese refugees

Planting of 2017 cereal crops benefiting from early onset of seasonal rains

04 Jul 2017 description
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The Desert Locust situation continued to remain calm during June. Preventive control operations were undertaken in Algeria and Iran where small-scale breeding had occurred. Elsewhere, only low numbers of locusts were present in the interior of Sudan. However, unusually early and good rains fell during June throughout most of the summer breeding areas in the northern Sahel of West Africa and Sudan as well as along both sides of the Indo-Pakistan border.

04 Jul 2017 description

For farmers in the Sahel, innovating and adapting to variable environmental conditions have been part of life for centuries. This paper examines innovative approaches that have been adopted in four BRACED projects to build resilience to current and future climate risks.

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01 Jul 2017 description

Staple Food Markets in East Africa: White maize is the main staple grain consumed in Tanzania, Kenya, and Ethiopia. In Uganda, white maize is grown mainly as a commercial crop for export in the region. Imported rice is a major staple for Djibouti and Somalia, which mainly consume belem—the imported red rice. Tanzania is also a major producer and source of rice in the region while Kenya and Uganda are minor producers. Both red and white sorghum are produced and consumed in the region.

01 Jul 2017 description

Sorghum, millet, and wheat are the most important food commodities in northern Sudan. Sorghum is the staple food for the majority of poor households in central and eastern Sudan regions while millet is the main staple food for majority of households in Darfur and some parts of Kordofan regions in western Sudan. Wheat most often used as a substitute all over northern Sudan but it is a staple food for northern states. Each of the markets represented here act as indicators for a broader region.

30 Jun 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Horn of Africa region is again under drier than average conditions after experiencing a severe drought during the last growing season of Oct-Dec 2016.

  • Severe rainfall deficits are observed across Somalia, Kenya and SE Ethiopia, leading to delayed starts to the growing season, poor vegetation cover and low water resources. Significant impacts on crop production and pasture development are now very likely.