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22 Feb 2017 description

Natural hazards claim 1.35 million lives per year.

Over the past 20 years, typhoons, floods, droughts, earthquakes and other natural hazards have claimed 1.35 million lives and affected on average 218 million people per year. They also have devastating effects on socio-economic development with a global economic impact since 2005 surpassing USD 1.3 trillion, mostly in developing countries. If better preparedness planning was in place, time, money and lives could have been saved.

The international community underinvests in preparedness.

22 Feb 2017 description
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Key Findings at a Glance

22 February 2017, Rome - Mankind's future ability to feed itself is in jeopardy due to intensifying pressures on natural resources, mounting inequality, and the fallout from a changing climate, warns a new FAO report out today.

22 Feb 2017 description
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Aperçu général

De nombreux défis menacent l’avenir de la sécurité alimentaire mondiale, selon le rapport

L’objectif visant à éradiquer la faim d’ici à 2030 ne pourra être atteint sans de nouveaux efforts

16 Feb 2017 description

Strengthening national and regional early warning systems, response and preparedness plans

16 February 2016, Harare – Sixteen East and Southern African countries agreed today on urgent plans of action aimed at boosting the region’s capacity to manage emerging crop pests and livestock diseases, including armyworm and avian influenza.

15 Feb 2017 description

Calls for enhanced capacities to prepare for and respond to emerging pests and diseases

15 February 2017, Harare - A three-day Regional Emergency Meeting discussing new transboundary crop and livestock pests in Southern Africa kicked off today with a call for increased investment in preparedness and response capacities to new and endemic threats in Southern Africa.

14 Feb 2017 description

Key messages

  • Cereal export prices firmed in January. A drop in plantings and concerns over the impact of unfavourable weather on the 2017 winter crops in the United States of America supported wheat values, while maize prices were mostly underpinned by strong demand. International prices of rice increased, primarily reflecting stronger demand and tighter availabilities of the Basmati variety.

13 Feb 2017 description

Failure to act now will compromise future food production, sabotage 2030 development agenda

13 February 2017, Dubai/Rome - Failure to act now to make our food systems more resilient to climate change will "seriously compromise" food production in many regions and could doom to failure international efforts to end hunger and extreme poverty by 2030, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva warned today.

13 Feb 2017 description

Si nous n’agissons pas maintenant, cela risque de compromettre l’avenir de la production alimentaire et de nuire au Programme de développement durable à l’horizon 2030

11 Feb 2017 description

Beans, lentils and chickpeas are small but powerful allies in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

08 Feb 2017 description

Emergency Livelihoods Assistance:-

  • Distribution of Agricultural inputs - staple crop seeds (e.g. wheat, sorghum, maize), vegetable seeds, fertilizers (organic and mineral), farming hand tools etc.

  • Emergency livestock feeding

  • Livestock disease control and cold chain equipment - mass livestock vaccinations, provision of vaccination kits, anti-parasites treatment, concentrates/feeds, ice boxes etc.).

  • Distribution of Poultry inputs (chicks, poultry feed/concentrates etc.)

08 Feb 2017 description
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Screenshot of the interactive content as of 08 Feb 2017.

The interactive map, found at https://www.humanitarianresponse.info/en/assessments/map, allows you to check if assessments have taken place in certain locations, if they are planned or ongoing and if something has already happened in a specific sector. The interactive global Assessment registry is built from assessments uploaded on humanitarianresponse.info by OCHA, the cluster leads and humanitarian partners. You can filter by country, cluster, organization and date.

04 Feb 2017 description

Background

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 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 and 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.

03 Feb 2017 description

La région Méditerranée est particulièrement affectée par ces nouvelles races de rouille

3 février 2017, Rome - Selon deux nouvelles études réalisées par des scientifiques, en collaboration avec la FAO, la rouille du blé, qui fait partie de la famille des maladies fongiques et est capable de ravager des cultures entières de blé sensibles et non traitées, gagne du terrain en Europe, en Afrique et en Asie.

03 Feb 2017 description

Mediterranean particularly affected by new rust races

3 February 2017, Rome − Wheat rust, a family of fungal diseases that can cause crop losses of up to 100 percent in untreated susceptible wheats, is making further advances in Europe, Africa and Asia, according to two new studies produced by scientists in collaboration with FAO.

02 Feb 2017 description

» El índice de precios de los alimentos de la FAO se situó en enero de 2017 en un promedio de 173,8 puntos, es decir, 3,7 puntos (o un 2,1 %) por encima del valor revisado de diciembre. A este nivel, el índice se encuentra en su valor más elevado desde febrero de 2015, y ha subido 24,5 puntos (un 16,4 %) desde el mismo período del año pasado. Este fuerte repunte del valor del índice en enero obedeció a un aumento repentino de las cotizaciones internacionales del azúcar y aumentos drásticos de los precios de exportación tanto de los cereales como de los aceites vegetales.

02 Feb 2017 description

L'Indice FAO des prix des produits alimentaires remonte et pourrait bien atteindre son plus haut niveau en deux ans

2 février 2017, Rome - L'Indice FAO des prix des produits alimentaires a nettement augmenté en janvier, une hausse stimulée par le sucre et les céréales, malgré l'approvisionnement régulier des marchés mondiaux.

02 Feb 2017 description

FAO Food Price Index rebounds, approaching two-year highs

2 February 2017, Rome-The FAO Food Price Index rose notably in January, led by sugar and cereals, even as global markets remain well supplied.

The FAO Food Price Index averaged 173.8 percent in January, its highest value in almost two years, marking a 2.1 percent increase from its revised December value and 16.4 percent above its 2016 January level.