The pace of general and food inflation in the region in June was estimated at 2.5 and 2.4 percent, respectively.
Prices for limes in the Philippines and Thailand fell by 5.3 percent and 53.5 percent, respectively, in June, but rose by 10.6 percent in Sri Lanka. z Prices for fresh vegetables in China have been fluctuating less on the season’s more plentiful supplies, except for tomato and kidney beans.
BANGKOK, 4 September 2015 (NNT) – The Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives has assigned the Department of Agricultural Extension and the Royal Irrigation Department (RID) to map out contingency plans to cope with drought.
In response to the recent prolonged dry season, Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister General Chatchai Sarikulya has convened a meeting with concerned agencies to discuss ways to prepare farmers for a possible drought crisis next year.
NAN, 04 September 2015, (NNT) - Heavy rain continued to pour in the North and Northeast, increasing Mekong River water levels in Nong Khai and Nakhon Phanom provinces and flooding more than 200 homes in Nan province.
Nan officials distributed drinking water, medicine and leptospirosis vaccines to flood-affected locals in Chiang Klang district. The latest official reports on Thursday showed flood levels were as high 1m. Runoff also damaged more 1,000 rai of farmland.
KYANGIN — Major General Parinya Khoonnasee and members of the Royal Thai Army medical delegation provided free orthopedic and general medical treatment to patients at Kyangin township hospital in Hinthada District, Ayeyawady Region, on 2 September.
The Thai Army’s medical team was accompanied by Ministry of Health officials and assisted by Township Administrator U Phyo Min Htaik and departmental officials.
A total of 516 flood victims were treated by the medical team.
NAKHON PHANOM, 03 September 2015, (NNT) - The northeastern province of Nakhon Phanom is facing a series of flash floods, after heavy rains continue to hammer the area.
Flash floods have reportedly hit Baan Pang District, damaging about 30 homes and 500 rai of rice field. Schools in the district have to temporarily shutdown. Officials have initially been dispatched to help the locals.
Phu Lang Ka National Park has closed its waterfalls to prevent accident.
Major General Parinya Khoonnasee and other members of the Royal Thai Army travelled with Myanmar Health Ministry officials to the severely flooded delta township of Myanaung on Monday.
Free medical treatment was provided to more than 560 patients, including children, at the local hospital.
The delegation also visited nearby Kaungmyattaw village and donated mosquito repellants and water purification tablets.—Win Bo (Township IPRD)
By MARIA PILE
In the sunlight from the door opening of her bamboo hut, Naw Sodo Shoko shows us pictures of what she does at her job: neatly folded elephants and swans from towels and bed sheets and colourful flower ornaments ready to ornate a fancy dinner table or hotel reception.
AYUTTHAYA, 02 September 2015, (NNT) - Ayutthaya Provincial Administrative and Agricultural offices are working to help fish farm owners, as continuous rains have spoilt rice crops, polluted water in farmland and subsequently killed tens of thousand of fish in the farms.
Director of the Provincial Office for Natural Resources and the Environment Pranakornsriayutthaya, Wittaya Hadnil, said the event was reported in Maha Rat District.
La FAO y el PNUD unen fuerzas en una iniciativa financiada por Alemania para dar prioridad a la agricultura en la planificación ante las variaciones del clima
1 de septiembre de 2015, Roma/Bangkok - Un nuevo programa de las Naciones Unidas financiado por Alemania apoyará a ocho países en desarrollo para que renueven y fortalezcan sus estrategias de adaptación frente al cambio climático.
August 2015 – Trends
- Deteriorated situations
Afghanistan, Burundi, Central African Republic, Colombia/Venezuela, Guatemala, Kashmir, Lebanon, Nepal, Yemen
- Improved situations
Guinea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka
September 2015 – Watchlist
- Conflict risk alerts
Colombia/Venezuela, Guatemala, Iraq, Nepal, Yemen
Conflict resolution opportunities
L'initiative est financée par l'Allemagne
1er septembre 2015, Rome/Bangkok – Un nouveau programme des Nations Unies financé par l'Allemagne aidera huit pays en développement à réorganiser et à renforcer leurs stratégies d'adaptation au changement climatique.
On this edition:
ASEAN Suports Myanmar Flood relief efforts
ACE Programme Second Batch Graduation
One ASEAN One Response Roadshow in Manila and many more
FAO and UNDP join forces under German-funded initiative to raise profile of agriculture in climate change planning
1 September 2015, Rome/Bangkok - A new UN programme funded by Germany will help eight developing countries revamp and strengthen their adaptation responses to climate change.
At least 5,000 refugees and migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh found themselves stranded at sea in May, when the people smugglers and ship crews who had promised to take them to Malaysia abandoned them en masse in the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea. An additional 1,000 people who were thought to be at sea in May and remain unaccounted for may have unofficially disembarked without the knowledge of authorities.
The village has approximately 110 people and they are the most displaced and most vulnerable group we support. Once again, we were reminded of how difficult it is for residents this widely scattered and displaced community to access basic requirements and towns. People have to walk for 2 days to reach Baan Bang Charoen to attend our medical clinic.
BANGKOK, August 31, 2015 — The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) today launched “SERVIR-Mekong,” a project to promote the use of satellite imagery to help Asia’s Lower Mekong region better predict and cope with floods and other natural disasters and increase resilience to the negative effects of climate change.
YALA, 31 August 2015, (NNT) - Yala Provincial Administrative Office officials have visited locals affected by storm.
Muang Yala District Chief Preecha Chanakitkamjorn yesterday led a team of military, administrative officials, and village chiefs to visit Ta Sae Sub-district of Muang Yala District, which had been hard hit by a tropical storm earlier; where they distributed survival kits and offered various kinds of assistance to the affected locals. The storm wrecked 74 homes, several schools, hospitals and farmlands.
YALA, 30 August 2015 (NNT) – The Southern Border Provinces Administrative Centre (SBPAC) receives development recommendations from religious leaders in the southern border provinces, hoping to implement them for practical development.
The SBPAC Secretary-General Phanu Uthairat has revealed the result of a seminar with religious leaders in the southern border provinces on regional development and other related issues that the religious leaders have provided suggestions which can be practically implemented in the area.