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Global Weather Hazards Summary April 11-17, 2014

Locally heavy rainfall may ease moisture deficits in parts of western Angola

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Poorly distributed seasonal rainfall since February has led to deteriorating ground conditions in western Angola. These long-term moisture deficits may negatively impact developing crops and pastoral areas. However, precipitation forecasts indicate the potential for locally heavy rainfall in the Benguela and Cuanza Sul provinces, which may provide some relief to moisture stress in the country.
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Field Exchange No. 47 (April 2014)

• Milling vouchers in South Sudan

• IYCF indicators in small sample surveys

• Surge support to CMAM services in Kenya

• Goat feeding and milk access in Ethiopia

• Nutrition impact and positive practice circles

• Sectoral integration with cash programming

• Barrier analysis on breastfeeding in Mali

• Material support to health posts in Ethiopia

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10 years of EU and FAO joint work on agriculture and food security

•The European Union and the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have had a steadfast and generous partnership in promoting sustainable rural development to improve the lives of the poor for over ten years.

•The EU is the biggest donor to the FAO, contributing US$1.2 billion to FAO’s field programme from 2008-2013.

•New projects signed between the EU and FAO in 2013 alone amounted to nearly US$ 200 million, of which 87% are funded through the EU’s delegations.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 1 – 8 April

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Price Watch February 2014 Prices

KEY MESSAGES

  • In West Africa, regional 2013/14 grain harvests were 11 percent above average. Markets were well-supplied in February. Production shortfalls in eastern Niger and northern Chad resulted in atypical price increases. Institutional purchases were ongoing in Niger and Mali at normal levels in February. Rice imports from international markets contributed to food availability in coastal countries (Pages 3-5).

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 25 March – 1 April

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Taken by Storm: responding to the impacts of climate change

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Christian Aid

Using personal stories from Bangladesh, Brazil, Kenya, Malawi, El Salvador, Bolivia and the Philippines, the report reveals the stark reality of life as a result of extreme weather events such as drought and flooding.

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Réduire la pauvreté et investir dans le capital humain : le nouveau rôle des filets sociaux en Afrique - Études de cas dans 22 pays

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World Bank

La stratégie de protection sociale de la Banque mondiale pour l’Afrique de 2012 à 2022 met en lumière la nécessité d’établir une base factuelle solide pour étayer la préparation et la mise en œuvre de programmes de protection sociale sur ce continent. Depuis 2009, la Banque mondiale a réalisé des évaluations approfondies des filets sociaux dans 22 pays d’Afrique subsaharienne.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 19 - 25 March

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Regional food security and water in SADC: The potential for sectoral-synergies within CAADP for the implementation of the SADC Regional Agricultural Policy

Executive Summary

About this study

The Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) was established by the Assembly of the African Union (AU) in 2003. The Programme’s main aim is to raise agricultural productivity by at least 6% per year while increasing public investment in agriculture to 10% of the annual national budgets. Following an initial focus on interventions at the national level, there is growing awareness of the need to work more on the regional dimensions of the CAADP.

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World Water Day 2014: AfDB’s support to avoid waste and allow for the reuse of water

On March 22, World Water Day 2014, the African Development Bank celebrates the link between water and energy – the role water plays in generating electricity and the role of energy in the development of the continent.

African countries face many challenges in their quest to improve the welfare of their populations, one of which is the lack of access to affordable and reliable energy.

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IPC Newsletter Vol. 3, Issue 3, February 2014

The third issue of the new IPC Newsletter highlights important initiatives and technical developments undertaken at Global Level, among them the Launch of the IPC Global Strategic Programme and Vision (2014-2016), the 3rd Chronic Scale Synthesis Meeting, and the ISS Pilots in Tanzania and Honduras. It also features recent IPC impacts, results and progress achieved at Regional and Country Level in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

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Un nouveau rapport préconise les mesures à prendre pour réduire et éliminer les inégalités auxquelles les agricultrices doivent faire face en Afrique

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World Bank

WASHINGTON, le 18 mars 2014 - Lutter contre les inégalités dont les agricultrices sont victimes à maints égards en Afrique est crucial pour réduire la pauvreté, doper la croissance économique et nourrir une population toujours plus nombreuse, selon le rapport publié aujourd’hui par le Groupe de la Banque mondiale et l’organisation ONE.

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Levelling the Field: Improving Opportunities for Women Farmers in Africa

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World Bank

Gender Gap Holds Back Africa’s Women Farmers: New Report Identifies Policy Interventions to Narrow and Eliminate Gender Inequality

WASHINGTON, March 18, 2014 –Tackling the pervasive inequality faced by women farmers across Africa is critical if the continent is to reduce poverty, boost economic growth and feed its growing population, says a new report published today by the World Bank Group and The ONE Campaign.

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Food Assistance Outlook Brief March 2014

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR SEPTEMBER 2014

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 11 - 18 March

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 04 – 11 March

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Crop Prospects and Food Situation, No. 1, March 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • FAO’s forecasts for global cereal production, consumption, trade and stocks in 2013/14 have all been raised since February, with overall supply conditions significantly improved compared to the previous season.

  • Export prices of wheat rose in February mainly on concerns about the 2014 winter wheat crop in the United States. Prices of maize also increased, supported by strong domestic and export demand for feed and industrial use. Overall, however, cereal export prices remained below their year-earlier levels.

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HIV treatment impacts on transmission - new studies by MSF

*Two new studies point to impact of HIV treatment on transmission in high-HIV-burden African contexts

Results also show viral suppression in one Malawian district twice as high as in the US

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 25 February – 04 March

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