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31 Dec 2016 description

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.

22 Dec 2016 description

In this issue

  • On the Agenda

The election of a new African Union (AU) Commission, funding issues and combating terrorism are expected to be on the agenda of the 28th AU summit in Addis Ababa in January 2017.

  • Situation Analysis

In Kajiado County, Kenya, vulnerability and conflict can be traced to land subdivision, not just climate change.

31 Jul 2016 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.

15 Jul 2016 description

Introduction

The gFSC Cash & Markets WG (CMWG) main purpose is to support Food Security clusters through development of tools and guidance and global advocacy for country level needs. In view of this, in April 2015 the CMWG mapped and gathered information on cash activities and cash WGs at country-level in which the FS clusters are involved. This information was also used to shape the agenda of the first Cluster Coordinators’ Retreat held in Rome in July 2015.

15 Jul 2016 description

Poor seasonal progress reduces harvest prospects for Gu and Belg crops in Somalia, Ethiopia

Key Messages

30 Jun 2016 description

By reviewing existing initiatives, frameworks and commitments in the search of durable solutions in the region, this study conducted by Samuel Hall looks at good practices, challenges and opportunities. The objective is to have a better understanding of the current landscape in order to improve coordination and to inform a learning and capacity development agenda across stakeholders.

Good practices, challenges and opportunities in the search of durable solutions

INTRODUCTION

29 Jun 2016 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.

28 Jun 2016 description
report European Commission

1. Executive Summary

The European Union (EU) decided to establish the African Peace Facility (APF) in December 2003 in order to respond to an African request to support its peace and security agenda based on the recognition that peace is a necessary precondition for sustainable development.

02 Jun 2016 description

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.

29 Apr 2016 description

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.

01 Apr 2016 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.

04 Mar 2016 description

Conflict and El Niño-related drought remain major drivers of acute food insecurity in the Region

Key Messages

04 Mar 2016 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.

11 Feb 2016 description
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Key Messages

January rainfall has remained above average for much of Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, and neighbouring districts in southern Kenya, due to the on-going moderate to heavy rains (Figure 1), which can be attributed in part to the ongoing strong El Niño event. Above-average rainfall is expected to continue in the coming one to two weeks.

21 Jan 2016 description

Alors que la Corne de l’Afrique connaît toujours une multitude de crises, qu'il s'agisse de cycles récurrents de conflits ou de catastrophes naturelles, touchant des millions de personnes, l’UE a annoncé qu'elle accorderait une aide humanitaire de 77 millions d’euros à cette région en 2016.

21 Jan 2016 description

With the Horn of Africa continuing to face a multitude of crises from recurrent cycles of conflict to natural disasters, affecting millions of people, the EU has today announced €77 million in humanitarian aid for the region in 2016.

The Horn of Africa region is hosting some 1.7 million refugees. More than half a million live in Kenya.

21 Jan 2016 description

Increased rainfall in December improves production prospects in the Eastern Horn

Key Messages

Rainfall performance has been above average in most areas that are depend on the October to December “short rains” season, mostly over the Eastern Horn of Africa. This rainfall, which is attributable to the very strong and ongoing El Niño event, created favorable conditions for crop production.