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
The Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) has a long way to go in preventing regional crises. Many challenges remain in making the infrastructure (especially the Central African Early Warning Mechanism and the Central African Multinational Force) operational and effective, and there is a gap between ambition and reality.
With Purchase for Progress (P4P), the World Food Programme (WFP) purchases crops from smallholder farmers’ organizations and supports them to become effective businesses. With help from WFP, other buyers bought more than US$60 million-worth of food from these farmers’ organizations, giving smallholders access to sustainable markets.
PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR FEBRUARY 2016
Le Conseil de paix et de sécurité devait se rendre en juillet au Burundi, mais cette visite n’a pas encore eu lieu. Entre temps, les élections présidentielles ont eu lieu le 21 juillet.
La Mission de l’Union africaine en Somalie (AMISOM) a perdu entre 50 et 80 soldats burundais à la fin juin.
Suite à l’arrestation du chef de la Direction nationale du Renseignement et de la Sécurité de la République du Rwanda, Emmanuel Karake Karenzi, le CPS a organisé une réunion d’urgence controversée pour discuter de la question de la compétence universelle.
La Facilité africaine de l’eau (FAE) a annoncé récemment, avoir approuvé un don de 1,9 million d’euros à la Communauté économique des pays des grands lacs (CEPGL), laquelle réunit le Burundi, la République démocratique du Congo (RDC) et le Rwanda. Ce afin de soutenir son programme de développement de la plaine de Ruzizi. Ce projet vise à stimuler l’agriculture dans la région, afin d’en faire une activité économique viable et générant des profits, qui pourra bénéficier à près d’un million d’habitants.
In this issue
■ On the Agenda
The planned Peace and Security Council (PSC) field mission to Burundi was postponed indefinitely, and presidential elections went ahead on 21 July.
■ Situation Analysis
AMISOM, the AU’s flagship peacekeeping operation in Somalia, was dealt a blow when up to 80 Burundians were killed at the end of June. Questions are being asked about the future of the mission.
July 2015 – Trends
Cameroon, Chad, Egypt, Kashmir, Turkey, Yemen
August 2015 – Watchlist
- Conflict risk alerts
-Conflict resolution opportunities
Iran, South Sudan
· FAO’s global cereal price index continued to fall in Q2-2015, down 19 percent year-on-year.
· The real price of wheat dropped a further 9 percent over the last quarter. Prices are 33 percent lower than in Q2-2014, thanks to increased global supply and lower consumption.
· The real price of maize has fallen by 3 percent since Q1-2015 and is 21 percent lower than inQ2-2014. However, global production for 2015/16 is set to be lower and thus prices are likely to rise.
“Agriculture can lift more people out of poverty than any other sector in Africa,” said Dr. Marcel Nwalozie, Head of the NEPAD Agency’s office in Senegal.
Dr. Nwalozie was addressing participants of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) Information Support Seminar for Ministries of Agriculture in Dakar, Senegal.
PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR JANUARY 2016
Two important aspects of wealth creation are an individual’s ability to access financial services and their ability to have secure rights over their land and other property.
16 juillet 2015 – L'Union européenne et l'Organisation des Nations Unies pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture (FAO) ont lancé un nouveau partenariat visant à renforcer la sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle, l'agriculture durable et la résilience dans au moins 35 pays.
Aide aux pays partenaires et aux organismes régionaux pour élaborer des politiques plus énergiques
16 juillet 2015, Addis-Abeba – L'Union européenne et la FAO ont lancé un nouveau partenariat visant à renforcer la sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle, l'agriculture durable et la résilience dans au moins 35 pays*.
Partner countries and regional bodies will receive support to develop stronger policies in these crucial sectors
16 July 2015, Addis Ababa - The European Union and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have launched a new partnership agreement to boost food and nutrition security, sustainable agriculture and resilience in at least 35 countries*.
10 July 2015
In many countries where Purchase for Progress (P4P) is implemented, exchange visits are held to promote first-hand learning about effective approaches for supporting smallholder farmers. This exchange of information between government officials, farmers and WFP staff develops crucial capacity and relationships between actors, fostering South-South Cooperation.
USA – Forest Fire
• A forest fire broke out in Chelan County (Washington State) near Wenatchee on 28 June.
• According to media (as of 30 June), the fire burnt nearly 1,200 ha, destroyed 23 houses and injured three firefighters, while an evacuation order is in effect.
INDIA – Floods
• The Upper Assam districts of Sonitpur, Lakhimpur and Dhemaji were hit by new floods on 29 June, that killed two people and affected over 5,500 people in 20 villages. A relief camp has been opened by the district authorities, sheltering 75 people.
African crops and livestock in a changing climate
June 29, 2015 by Julian Ramirez-Villegas
Cross-posted from the CCAFS blog.
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Snapshot 24–30 June 2015
Burundi: Turnout at the parliamentary elections was low. Voting stations were targeted and there was a spate of grenade attacks in the capital: several people were injured. Around 1,000 Burundians are leaving the country every day: 62,000 refugees are now in Tanzania, 45,000 in Rwanda, and 10,600 in DRC.
South Sudan: Households in some areas of Unity and Upper Nile states are suspected to be facing Catastrophe (IPC Phase 5) food security outcomes. 5–8% of the country’s population are suffering severe acute malnutrition.
The objective of this overview is to support the development of national-level response and preparedness plans and facilitate joint priority actions in the areas of advocacy, resource mobilization, and coordinated engagement in cross border areas.
There has been a step change in the threat level in the region in 2015. There is an increasing concern about the confluence and compounding impacts of these threats, both at the national and the regional level. The outlook presented here will be updated on a bi-monthly basis.