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22 Sep 2016 description

Market Highlights

  • There are some marginal drops in prices of some food commodities in Juba markets when compared to the previous two weeks. Sorghum flour dropped the most by 16% because of its increased supply in the market following its harvest in neighbouring counties. Prices of both white wheat flour and sugar also dropped by 13% because of improved flows of imports form Nimule to Juba. Maize flour has also seen a 9% drop in price, equally attributed to the availability of dry maize harvests in Juba markets.

15 Sep 2016 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Slightly below average production of 2016 secondary “belg” season crops
  • Favourable prospects for 2016 main “meher” season crops
  • Cereal prices are generally at high levels
  • Number of people in need of assistance slightly declines, but food insecurity remains high

Production of 2016 secondary “belg” crops slightly below average

09 Sep 2016 description

Key messages

↗ Ample supplies and improved production prospects kept cereal prices generally under downward pressure. Maize and rice quotations fell the most, while high quality wheat prices firmed on strong demand.

↗ In Africa, food prices in South Sudan declined in August although they remained high, while in Nigeria the weak currency continued to underpin prices. In Southern Africa, decreasing maize quotations in South Africa eased prices in importing countries.

09 Sep 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

Prospects for global cereal production in 2016 continued to improve in recent months with significant upward revisions for maize and wheat, reflecting particularly favourable weather conditions in some of the large producing countries.

COUNTRIES IN NEED OF EXTERNAL ASSISTANCE: FAO estimates that 36 countries, including 28 in Africa, are in need of external assistance for food. Persisting conflicts and drought induced production declines are the main causes that have stressed food security in 2016.

07 Sep 2016 description

IN NUMBERS

4.8 million
People severely food insecure (IPC Phases 3, 4 and 5, May–July 2016)

>2.5 million
People displaced by conflict ‒
120 000 since the outbreak of violence in July

$28 million
Needed by end 2016 to support the dry season campaign and pre-position for 2017 main season campaign

KEY MESSAGES

16 Aug 2016 description

What is La Niña?

La Niña is the cooling of sea surface temperatures in the tropical Pacific, which occurs roughly every three to five years, lasting from six to 24 months. On average, half of El Niño events are followed by a La Niña, which typically affects global climate patterns in the opposite way El Niño does. The intensity of the La Niña climatic phenomenon generally peaks between October and January

Purpose of this report

28 Jul 2016 description
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In Numbers

4.8 million
People severely food insecure (IPC Phases 3, 4 and 5, May–July 2016)

>2.4 million
People displaced by conflict ‒ nearly 15 000 in Juba alone due to latest violence

Key Messages

28 Jul 2016 description
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Briefs for UN Security Council highlight how millions of people remain trapped in a vicious cycle of violence and hunger

Joint FAO-WFP news release

29 July 2016, Rome - Protracted conflicts affecting 17 countries have driven millions of people into severe food insecurity and are hindering global efforts to eradicate malnutrition, two UN agencies have warned in a report submitted to the UN Security Council.

22 Jul 2016 description

The ongoing crisis in South Sudan is aggravating an already fragile socio‐economic context, in which many households are at risk of food insecurity and malnutrition both in rural and urban centers, including in the capital Juba. The South Sudan IPC update for April 2016 estimated that 4.8 million people (40% of the total population) would face severe food insecurity countrywide in the May‐July 2016 lean season period.

16 Jul 2016 description

Lasting calm, commitment to peace process critical as important planting season approaches

16 July 2016, Rome/Juba - Millions of people facing hunger in South Sudan will be driven to the brink of catastrophe if renewed flashes of violence derail the fragile peace process, FAO said today. The Organization called for calm and stability, warning that if peace does not hold, the human costs of recent fighting in Juba will be compounded by deepening hunger across the entire country.

08 Jul 2016 description

Since the start of 2016, FAO and its partners have distributed vital **crop seeds** and **agricultural tools** to more than 180 000 farming households in South Sudan – benefiting about 1.1 million people. The farmers received the seeds ahead of the planting season, allowing them enough time for proper land preparation and planting.

05 Jul 2016 description

Global overview

What is La Niña?

La Niña is the cooling of sea surface temperatures in the tropical Pacific, which occurs roughly every three to five years, lasting from six to 24 months. The chances of La Niña following an El Niño episode are higher on average — half of the El Niño events are followed by a La Niña — and typically it affects global climate patterns in the opposite way El Niño does. The intensity of the La Niña climatic phenomenon generally peaks between October and January.

Purpose of this report

29 Jun 2016 description

More than a third of the population in urgent need of food, agriculture and nutrition assistance amid risk of catastrophe in some parts of the country

Joint FAO-UNICEF-WFP News Release

29 June 2016, Juba - Up to 4.8 million people in South Sudan - well over one-third of the population - will be facing severe food shortages over the coming months, and the risk of a hunger catastrophe continues to threaten parts of the country, three UN agencies warned today.

22 Jun 2016 description

The Government of Norway and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have signed a new agreement worth USD 7 million aimed at enhancing the resilience of agricultural livelihoods in South Sudan and rapidly improving the food security of vulnerable families.

21 Jun 2016 description

Executive Summary

UN and development partners, in collaboration with representatives of various national ministries, prepared this context analysis to better understand resilience to shocks that impact food insecurity and malnutrition in South Sudan. The analysis intends to support efforts by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Cooperatives and Rural Development (MAFCRD) to develop a framework for evidence-based resilience programming in South Sudan.

20 Jun 2016 description

The South Sudan Resilience Strategy has been developed to bridge the humanitarian and development frameworks. Building on FAO’s portfolio of interventions in South Sudan over the past three years, the objective is to increase the resilience of livelihoods, including the protection of the most vulnerable population groups, and enhance livelihood-based productive sectors, while also reducing vulnerability to shocks and stressors.