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18 Jan 2017 description


  • Although the prices of most commodities decreased in week 4 of December 2016, prices remained higher compared with the previous month. Month-on-month prices remained higher within the ranges of 8 – 61%. Food commodity prices were 16 – 56% higher than the previous three months. The prices were 196 – 347 % and 207 – 362 % compared to last year and the past four year average respectively.

17 Jan 2017 description

FAO targets pastoralists in southern regions facing failed rains on heels of a calamitous El Niño

17 January 2016, Rome-New drought across swathes of southern Ethiopia may jeopardize the East African nation's restoration of food security after the worst agricultural seasons in decades unless urgent efforts are made to shore up vulnerable households in rural areas, FAO warned today.

19 Dec 2016 description


Hunger is not inevitable As 2016 comes to an end, almost 130-million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. Throughout the year, natural hazards, conflict and protracted crises have placed a particularly heavy burden on the poor, who are often extremely vulnerable to shocks. Across 22-affected areas, 70-million people are currently in Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) Phase 3 or above.

08 Dec 2016 description

Mejoran las perspectivas agrícolas mundiales, pero las temporadas de carestía acechan en un futuro inmediato

8 de diciembre de 2016, Roma - Los conflictos civiles y el impacto de una meteorología adversa han afectado gravemente a la seguridad alimentaria en 2016, aumentando el número de países que necesitan ayuda alimentaria, según un informe de la FAO. La nueva edición de Perspectivas de cosechas y situación alimentaria, publicada hoy, subraya que 39 países necesitan de ayuda externa para conseguir alimentos.

08 Dec 2016 description

Les perspectives agricoles mondiales s’améliorent malgré la menace de saisons maigres dans un futur proche

08 Dec 2016 description

Ongoing conflicts continue to intensify food insecurity

Global agricultural prospects are improving but lean seasons loom in near future

8 December 2016, Rome - Civil conflict and weather-related shocks have severely stressed food security in 2016, increasing the number of countries in need of food assistance, according to a FAO report. The new edition of the Crop Prospects and Food Situation report, released today, highlights 39 countries that are in need of external assistance for food.

05 Dec 2016 description


Lorsqu’une communauté est frappée par une catastrophe ou lorsqu’une crise survient, il faut réagir vite a fin de protéger ses moyens d’existence. Quand ceux-ci sont principalement agricoles, ce qui est le cas de 70 à 80 pour cent des personnes dans les pays en développement, c’est alors la survie même des populations qui est en jeu.

02 Dec 2016 description

Women are on the front line of the agricultural system, providing major inputs to the cultivation, processing and marketing of produce. Failing to address the inequalities and discrimination that face women and girls will make it impossible to end hunger in South Sudan. There is an urgent need to close the gender gap in South Sudan and provide better protection for women and girls, who face continuous distressing levels of sexual and gender-based violence.

28 Nov 2016 description

The assessment was conducted in September 2016, involving interviews of 619 households providing representative estimates of key variables/indicators for the Juba urban population.

Following are the key highlights of the report:

27 Nov 2016 description


  • Favourable prospects for 2016 main “meher” season crops

  • Below-average pasture conditions in southern and southeastern pastoral areas

  • Given the starting of the main harvest, cereal prices stabilized or declined though at high levels

  • General food security conditions improving with newly-harvested “meher” crops available for consumption

27 Nov 2016 description


  • “Short-rains” crop production severely affected by dry weather conditions

  • “Long-rains” crop production expected at average levels

  • Dry weather conditions affecting pasture availability in most eastern and northeastern areas

  • Prices of maize firm or on the rise in most markets

  • Severe food insecurity in most agro-pastoral and pastoral areas

Unfavourable prospects for 2016/17 “short-rains” season crops

27 Nov 2016 description


  • Coarse grain production in 2016 expected at above-average levels due to favourable rains

  • Good availability of pasture across the country

  • Prices of cereals declining following the start of 2016 harvest in October

  • Food security situation improving, but concerns remain for IDPs and refugees

Above-average 2016 coarse grain production expected in most cropping areas

26 Nov 2016 description


  • Overall favourable prospects for 2016 season crops

  • Inflation rates forecast to slightly increase in 2016

  • Food prices at high levels in eastern and southern parts of the country

  • Serious humanitarian situation in eastern and southern provinces due to persisting civil conflict

Overall favourable prospects for 2016 season crops

20 Nov 2016 description


  • Crop production forecast at below-average levels due to insecurity and displacement of farmers

  • Food prices decline, but still very high

  • Over 3.7 people estimated to be severely food insecure, one million more than one year ago

  • Food insecurity expected to worsen dramatically during first semester of 2017

Below-average crop production expected in 2016 due to insecurity and displacements

20 Nov 2016 description


  • Late and erratic rains affecting planting and establishment of 2016 second season crops

  • Below-average harvest almost completed in Karamoja region

  • Maize prices on the rise in most markets

  • Food security improves in Karamoja region, but stocks expected to end earlier than usual

  • Rapidly increasing numbers of refugees from South Sudan in urgent need of humanitarian assistance

07 Nov 2016 description

An increasing number of South Sudanese will continue to face difficulty in meeting daily food needs in the coming months despite harvests, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization has warned. The end of the lean season and start of harvests in South Sudan are traditionally associated with a reduction in food insecurity due to more food stocks and lower food prices in the markets, bringing much needed relief.

05 Nov 2016 description


The Global Early Warning – Early Action (EWEA) report on food security and agriculture is developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The report is a part of FAO’s EWEA system, which aims to translate forecasts and early warnings into anticipatory action.

EWEA enables FAO to act early before disasters have happened to mitigate or even prevent their impact. By lessening damages to livelihoods and protecting assets and investments, FAO can help local livelihoods become more resilient to threats and crises.